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

1. #FERGUSON: Riots have broken out in Ferguson after a grand jury chose not to press charges against the police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.

2. #LET’S GET FISCAL: The Fiscal Advisory Council has criticised the Irish government for failing to make solid financial plans for the country beyond next year.

3. #STAFFING: The number of senior managers in the HSE has increased more than 10% in the last three and a half years, while figures for nurses and other support staff fell, The Irish Times reports.

4. #HAVING A CANARY: Ryanair passengers have complained they were left to fend for themselves after their plane was diverted and they were left on the wrong Canary island.

5. #FIRE: Six people, including two children, have been taken to hospital after a fire at a house in Dublin in the early hours of this morning.

6. #EVERYWHERE HE GOES: Protesters were waiting to greet the Taoiseach as he attended a regional Fine Gael meeting in Limerick last night.

7. #STRASBOURG: Pope Francis will make a short visit to the European Parliament today and will meet with opposition from some who say he has no place visiting secular institutions.

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8. #CARE: Non-national minors who arrive in Ireland alone are being forced to move from foster care straight into direct provision when they turn 18.

9. #PUCKER UP: A survey by TV3 has found that Health Minister Leo Varadkar is the most kissable politician, followed by Mary Lou McDonald. Only 1% of respondents want to kiss poor Michael Noonan.

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