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The rental market’s ‘big squeeze’, new appeal over Rathcoole baby, a wind warning … and an unusual story from New Zealand.

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EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you head out the door.

1. #THE BIG SQUEEZE: The nation’s stock of available rental properties has reached its lowest point since at least the start of 2006, according to the latest figures from property website Daft.ie. That means only one thing for prices.

2. #NEW APPEAL: Items similar to those found with the newborn baby girl found in Rathcoole on Friday will be displayed at a Garda press conference this morning, as officers step up their attempts to trace her parents, according to RTÉ.

3. #CONTENTIOUS: The European Commission will this week make the controversial proposal that EU member countries should take in refugees under a quota scheme. The move will have to be endorsed by EU member states.

4. #SHOOTING: A man is due in court in Limerick today in connection with a shooting in which a gunman shot another man from a bicycle.

5. #CRASH: Dublin Fire Brigade have posted some alarming pictures of a crash they attended at the weekend. The back axle and wheels of one of the vehicles ended up 50 metres from the rest of the car.

6. #THAT’S UNUSUAL: A New Zealand woman has told how she survived lost in rugged wilderness by drinking her own breast milk and burying herself in dirt.

7. #INCOMING: This ENORMOUS cruise liner – the longest ever to dock in Dublin Port - arrived in Dublin this morning.

8. #GONG SHOW: The BAFTA TV awards happened last night. Catch up on the highlights over at DailyEdge.ie. 

9. #THE OUTLOOK: Exposed areas are likely to get the worst of it, as a national wind warning remains in place until this afternoon. Yesterday, Met Éireann issued a status yellow warning and it’s due to last until at least 3pm this afternoon.

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