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The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start the last week in January.

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

1. GOING, GOING: The board of Aer Lingus is considering an increased buyout offer from the owners of British Airways.

2. NO TO AUSTERITY: Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras has vowed to end “five years of humiliation and pain” after a decisive victory in yesterday’s Greek election.

3. RESCUED: In a busy weekend for rescue teams, the Coast Guard chopper airlifted a “confused” walker from Howth Head.

4. #KENYA BELIEVE IT?: Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin has told the Irish Independent that she made expensive calls from Leinster House to Kenya, but denies they were personal.

5. #SNOWGEDDON: Residents from New York to Boston are bracing for a “crippling and potentially historic” storm that could bury communities in up to two feet of snow.

6. #JAILED: There are 844 people in Irish prisons under the age of 25, just 20 are women.

7. #HACKED: The Malaysia Airlines website was hacked by the ‘Lizard Squad’ group who posted the phrase ‘Plane Not Found’ on the homepage, reports the Guardian.

8. #APPEAL: Patrick O’Brien will be handed a new sentence today for raping his daughter Fiona Doyle.

9. #THE X-FILES: A US historian has released more than two decades of classified files he has received from the US government about UFOs. [BBC]

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