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The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s what you need to know this morning.

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

1. #HARASSMENT: Culture Minister Heather Humphreys has announced a number of measures to tackle sexual harassment and abuse of power in the workplace in the arts and culture sector.

2. #ECONOMY: The recession had a stronger economic stress impact, in relative terms, on families that had initially been more advantaged in terms of income, social class or family type, according to research compiled by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).

3. #TROLLEYS: As the winter months move closer, the number of people on trolleys in emergency departments is at the highest rate on record for the first 10 months of the year, according to the latest trolley watch figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO).

4. #VAGINAL MESH: Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has committed to raising the issue of transvaginal mesh complications suffered by Irish women with the Minister for Health.

5. #SERVICE GAP: Private fostering costs the State around €19 million a year, but a new report by TDs is recommending that this spend should be slashed.

6. #ORGANISED CRIME: Four men in possession of jewellery have been arrested in Lucan after gardaí intercepted the group following a robbery in Mullingar Co. Westmeath.

7. #COURT: A man carried out a violent attack on the home of his ex-girlfriend because he could not deal with the end of the relationship, a court has heard.

8. #CITIZEN OBAMA: Former US President Barack Obama answered a jury summons yesterday, but was dismissed soon after arriving at a Chicago courthouse to perform the civic duty asked of all Americans.

9. #NEW TECHNOLOGY: All new cars sold in Ireland from next April will be able to call the emergency services in the event of a crash.

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