EVERY MORNING,TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.
1. #HEALTH SERVICE: Health chiefs don’t think they can present a detailed service plan for next year without making massive cuts to services, more than has ever been implemented before, reports The Sunday Business Post.
2. #STORM: Met Eireann has issued a weather warning as storm Jude approaches with some ferries cancelled.
3. #MATERNITY: Minister James Reilly has written a letter to the HSE and HIQA to insist recommendations issued following an investigation into the death of Tania McCabe six years ago are implemented.
4. #SPYING: The US may have been monitoring German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone since 2002, reports Reuters.
5. #MARRIAGE EQUALITY: Speaking at the Labour Youth Conference, Eamon Gilmore said there would be a referendum “before the end of the lifetime of this government” on same-sex marriage, stating he would like to have it next year.
6. #ROMA COMMUNITY: A formal complaint has been lodged against the HSE, the gardaí and RTE by a leading immigration lawyer, accusing the bodies of incitement to hatred, writes The Sunday Independent.
7. #IBRC: Former top managers at IBRC, formerly Anglo Irish Bank, are to sue the specialised liquidators of the nationalised bank for unfair dismissal, reports The Sunday Times.
8. #SMOKING: Some cigarette firms are lobbying retailers to say no to plain cigarette packaging, writes The Sunday Times.
9. #BACK TO BED: You did remember that the clocks went back last night, not forward – meaning, if you got up thinking it’s 10am, you can go back to bed for another hour.