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The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s all the news you need to know as you start your day.

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Updated Jan 7th 2020, 8:55 AM

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

1. #RIP: Irish broadcaster Larry Gogan has died at the age of 81. The DJ was one of the most-loved figures on Irish radio, synonymous with his 2FM programme The Golden Hour and his Just a Minute Quiz.

2. #OVERCROWDING: Patients waiting in hospitals on the worst day for trolley overcrowding have been speaking about their experiences.

3. #COMMEMORATION: Dublin City Councillors have voted to boycott the national commemoration service for the Royal Irish Constabulary being held later this month.

4. #CYPRUS: A British teenager found guilty of lying about being gang-raped in Cyprus has been handed a four month suspended jail sentence

5. #IRAQ: The US military strategy in Iraq was thrown into confusion last night as the Pentagon admitted a letter from a general informing the Iraqi government of an imminent US troop pullout was sent by “mistake.”

6. #RIP: The funeral of broadcasting legend Marian Finucane will take place in Kill, Co Kildare today. 

7. #BREXIT: Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill is expected to easily pass through the House of Commons this week as British MP return to parliament today. 

8. #J1 VISAS: There’s been a dramatic decline in the popularity of the J1 visa programme, prompting calls for government action. 

9. #D15: Gardaí are investigating multiple burglary incidents in the Dublin 15 area believed to be carried out by the same gang.

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