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The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s everything you need to know as the week gets started.

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EVERY MORNING TheJournal.ie brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.

1. #PSC: Newly released documents show how the importance of facial recognition is emphasised a number of times in circulars and training documents issued to civil servants on the Public Services Card over the years.

2. #POLLUTION: Five out of six beaches and waterways in Ireland are not considered clean, a new litter survey has found. 

3. #BAILEY: Ian Bailey was arrested in Cork last night in relation to an alleged drink driving offence. 

4. #TATTOO: Health Minister Simon Harris has ruled out any new law to regulate the tattooing and body piercing industry in Ireland.

5. #CHARGING: Local authorities are being tasked with rolling out 1,000 on-street electric car charge points over the next five years. 

 6. #HURRICANES: US president Donald Trump suggested dropping nuclear bombs on hurricanes before they made landfall in the United States, it was reported yesterday.

7. #CLIMATE CRISIS: TheJournal.ie series this week will focus on the worldwide climate crisis and what it means for Ireland - what effects will the efforts to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions have on Irish society?

8. #BEEF PLAN: The Beef Plan Movement has said it will not endorse the outcome of talks with the Minister of Agriculture aimed at getting a better beef price for farmers, RTÉ reports

9. #MIDWIFERY: There are over 1,300 vacant nursing and midwifery posts in Irish hospitals due to the HSE’s effective recruitment freeze, the INMO has said.

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