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Dublin: 15 °C Wednesday 17 July, 2019

The 9 at 9: Monday

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

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

1. #GLOVES ARE OFF: Conservative party leadership candidate Jeremy Hunt has labelled rival Boris Johnson “a coward” for his refusal to take part in TV debates. 

2. #ISTANBUL: Turkey’s presidential recep Tayyip Erdogan suffered a bruising defeat yesterday as the opposition candidate in Istanbul’s controversial mayoral election won a significant victory.

3. #WILDLIFE ACT: The destruction of wild habitats, the felling of historic trees and queries about the legality of slurry spreading were among the complaints submitted to the Government about out-of-season hedge-cutting.

4. #CHILD ABUSE: The child and family agency Tusla received more than 24,800 child abuse referrals last year, with 41% of those relating to emotional abuse.

5. #FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: Parents are spending an average of €929 on their child’s Communion day, according to a new survey from Ulster Bank.

6. #BLANCHARDSTOWN: Two men have been arrested after handguns and ammunition were seized by gardaí in west Dublin. 

7. #SEX AND SHOPPING: Bestselling US romance novelist Judith Krantz has died aged 91. 

8. #MANUS KELLY: Tributes have been paid to Manus Kelly who died in the Donegal International Rally yesterday. The father of five was recently elected as a Fianna Fáil councillor on Donegal County Council.

9. #BAD DREAM: A woman woke up alone on an Air Canada plane after falling asleep during the flight after apparently being forgotten about by staff. 

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