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The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

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

1. #THE NATIONAL PARTY: A new extreme right-wing party due to launch today has said the cancellation of its event by the Merrion Hotel was “inexplicable”.

2. #HILLARY SPEAKS: In her first public appearance since her election loss, Hillary Clinton said there were times she never wanted to leave the house again.

3. #RIO: A judge has agreed Pat Hickey can have his passport back and is allowed to leave Brazil on health grounds.

4. #EQUALITY: New research has shown Irish women with MBAs earn €33,500 less than men with the same qualifications.

5. #BREXIT: Deficits in pension funds of the country’s largest companies have increased significantly, the Irish Independent reports.

6. #RESIST TRUMP: Activists will hold a protest outside the US embassy this evening to show their opposition to Donald Trump’s presidency, while the Russian ambassador is likely to be grilled by TDs about Putin’s support for the president-elect.

7. #MINNEAPOLIS: A police officer who shot a black man dead, in an incident streamed on Facebook, has been charged with manslaughter.

8. #MOBILITY GRANT: The mother of a five-year-old boy with cerebral palsy will confront the Minister for Disability Issues about the delay in replacing the mobility grant.

9. #RIP: Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen died in his sleep after falling down in the middle of the night at his LA home, his manager has said.

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