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Catch up as you wake up.

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

1. #PEACEFUL PROTEST: There is lots of criticism about yesterday’s water charge protesters which saw Tánaiste Joan Burton trapped in her car for hours as The Sunday Times reports Irish Water may be denied the power to collect your PPS number from now on.

2. #UNEMPLOYMENT: Meanwhile, Irish Water told that 21% of workers in its metering programme were unemployed before they got this job.

3. #THREATS: The Taoiseach has been receiving a barrage of threatening messages on his phone, according to the Sunday Independent.

4. #ELDERLY: Up to 60% of State nursing homes are facing closure unless the government makes serious moves to upgrade them, the Sunday Business Post reports.

5. #CLOSING IN: The British government is investigating reports that Islamic State executioner ‘Jihadi John’, who featured in the high profile beheading videos recently, was injured in a US air strike.

6. #MORE TO COME: RTÉ has confirmed that Love/Hate will not be returning to our screens next year. However, a sixth season is currently in development.

7. #TRAGEDY: Today Ireland is marking a world day for remembering road traffic victims. Almost 24,000 people have died on our roads since records began.

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8. #GLOBAL WARMING: World leaders at the G20 summit in Brisbane have pledged strong and effective action on climate change, BBC reports.

9. #MH17: Work has begun in Ukraine to remove the wreckage of the Malaysian Airlines plane which was shot down in July.

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