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Dublin: 6 °C Monday 21 October, 2019

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s what’s making the headlines today.

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

1. #STORM DIANA Status Orange and Status Yellow weather warnings take effect this morning as the country prepares for severe winds today.

2. #POOR CONDITIONS Concerns have been raised over mental health services available to Defence Forces members after no one applied for a vacant psychologist’s job.

3. #MONEY The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council has criticised Budget 2019 and said that spending growth would leave Ireland financially vulnerable in another downturn (RTÉ).

4. #FATAL CRASH A man has died and a Garda has been injured following a collision in Castleblaney, Co Monaghan.

5. #BETTER FASTER STRONGER Ireland’s passport renewal system has been updated, meaning the service will now be faster and cheaper for citizens.

6. #TILDA STUDY Irish individuals’ quality of life peaks at 68 and then gradually starts to decline, according to the latest report from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing.

7. #CINDY HYDE-SMITH A Republican candidate who controversially said she would attend a public hanging has won a crucial US Senate vote in Mississippi.

8. #COURTS A solicitor has filed High Court proceedings against Amanda Brunker and Independent Newspapers over a piece written by the columnist in The Herald.

9. #VIRAL: A giant Australian cow called ‘Knickers’ has attracted international attention after its owner couldn’t send him off to the slaughter because he’s too big.

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