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The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.
Jan 16th 2017, 8:50 AM 13,084 0

EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.

1. #BAPTISM BARRIER: Minister for Education Richard Bruton is to announce plans to address difficulties for children accessing primary education in Catholic schools.

2. #WEALTH GAP: Eight men own the same amount of wealth as the combined wealth of the poorest half of the planet, according to new research.

3. #KILKENNY: A woman in her 60s was killed when she was struck by a car yesterday evening.

4. #NORTHERN IRELAND: A general election will be calledat 5pm today if Sinn Féin fails to put forward a replacement for Martin McGuinness.

5. #BREXIT: US President-elect Donald Trump has described Brexit as “a great thing” and said he thinks more countries will leave the EU.

6. #KYRGYZSTAN: A Turkish cargo plane has crashed into a village, killing at least 37 people and destroying homes.

7. #GAMBLING: There is a push for the enactment of legislation to address gambling in Ireland.

8. #ASSAULTS: Two men are in critical condition after separate assaults in Offaly and Wicklow over the weekend.

9. #THE JOSHUA TREE: Tickets for U2′s widely anticipated concert go on sale this morning.

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