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The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

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

1 #EVICTION: A woman on rent supplement payments who was “placed under severe financial pressure” as a result of an eviction row has been awarded €5,000 by the Workplace Relations Commission.

2. #HOMELESSNESS: Almost 850 children discharged from Temple Street Children’s University Hospital’s emergency department last year had no fixed address and many of them went back to emergency accommodation.

3. #DERRY: The three security alerts in Derry city yesterday were all hoaxes, the PSNI has said.

4. #CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL: Officials from the Department of Health are to appear before the Oireachtas Health Committee this week to discuss why the cost of the National Children’s Hospital has spiralled.

5. #BREXIT: British Prime Minister Theresa May has been warned that dozens of members of her government will resign if they’re banned from voting for a plan to stop a no-deal Brexit.

6. #KILLER ROBOTS: More than three in five people across 26 countries oppose the development of so-called ‘killer robots‘ – autonomous weapons that could select and kill targets without human intervention, according to new research.

7. #WHITE HOUSE: Senator Kamala Harris has announced she is seeking to become the first African-American woman to hold the office of US president, joining an already-crowded field of Democrats lining up to take on Donald Trump.

8. #DRIVING: Most Irish people think there shouldn’t be an upper age-limit for drivers, according to a new opinion poll.

9. #US: US President Donald Trump has defended schoolboys from Kentucky amid allegations they mocked a Native American elder.

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