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The 9 at 9: Monday

Everything you need to know as we head into a blustery Monday morning.

Image: Eva the Weaver via Flickr

EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

1. #A MIGHTY WIND: Thousands were left without power this morning, and motorists are being urged to take care on the roads after strong winds swept the country overnight. Two weather warnings remain in place.

2. #RESCUE: A Coast Guard helicopter was unable to lift an injured fisherman off a trawler due to the bad weather early this morning. Another attempt to lift the man off is now under way.

3. #BAILOUT CASH: Michael Noonan has hired Goldman Sachs to advise on how to “optimise the return on AIB, where more than €20 billion of taxpayers’ money has been invested”.

4. #FRANCE: French President Francois Hollande is due to chair a crisis meeting on national security this morning, according to the BBC. It follows last week’s terror attacks that left 17 dead.

5. #PLANE: Divers have found the black boxes from the AirAsia plane that crashed in the Java Sea, according to The Guardian. The aircraft is believed to have exploded as it hit the sea.

6. #TODDLER: A young boy found at an apartment in Limerick on Saturday died from a viral infection. Following a post-mortem, Gardaí have confirmed they are not treating the death as suspicious.

7. #FIVE YEARS: The world will remember the victims of the Haiti earthquake today. More than 220,000 people lost their lives in the disaster, which struck exactly five years ago.

8.  #WON’T SAY: Irish Water has refused to reveal how much it spends on security. Responding to a Freedom of Information request from TheJournal.ie, the company said it couldn’t provide the figure.

9. #GLOBES: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler took the helm once again, as the Golden Globes took place overnight. You can find full details of the winners here. 

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