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The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s the news as you start your day.

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Updated Feb 12th 2019, 9:04 AM

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

1. #NURSES: The three-day nurses’ strike that was to start today will not go ahead after an intervention by the Labour Court.

2. #LEITRIM: Firefighters and gardaí attended a hotel in Co Leitrim last night after a second suspected attack on the premises, which has been earmarked for asylum seekers

3. #SHUTDOWN: US lawmakers have announced a deal to avoid a government shutdown that gives Donald Trump a fraction of the border wall funding he demanded.

4. #COST: A memo outlining what health projects will be delayed due to the cost overruns of the National Children’s Hospital is to be brought before Cabinet.

5. #PRISONS: There have been 3,438 cases in the past three months where prisoners were forced to sleep on the floor in Irish jails.

6. #RELIGION: Culture Minister Josepha Madigan delivered a speech yesterday evening at an event that had to be rescheduled due to threats related to her involvement.

7. #SPAIN: The trial of 12 Catalan separatist leaders involved in a failed bid to secede from Spain begins in Madrid today.

8. #COURT: A Dublin father-of-two who slashed an artery in his own hand while stabbing a man in the stomach has received a partially suspended sentence.

9. #PLANE CRASH: Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala died of “head and trunk injuries”, an inquest into his death has heard.

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