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The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your Bank Holiday Monday.

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EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you wake up.

1. #MÍ-SHÁSTA: Irish language organisations are unhappy with Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs Heather Humphreys for declining to meet with them in an official capacity.

2. #ROBBERY: Gardaí are investigating after two men held up a supermarket with hammers on Saturday night.

3. #DISPUTE: The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) has accused the Government of circulating misinformation into the public as talks continued to try to avoid strike action next month.

4. #ORKAMBI: A person living with cystic fibrosis (CF) has called for the the drug Orkambi to be made available for others with the disease.

5. #SOLITARY: One of the killers of Tallaght teenager Melanie McCarthy McNamara will spend his sentence in solitary confinement as prison guards think his life is at risk.

6. #RCSI: The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) has called for children to visit the dentist for the first time much earlier than they have been.

7. #EMAILS: The dispute around Hillary Clinton’s email investigation is escalating as Democratic officials accuse the director of the FBI of potentially breaking the law. (via The Guardian).

8. #ITALY: Thousands of people in Italy have spent nights in tents and cars following the fourth earthquake in the area since August, RTÉ reports.

9. #HELLFIRE CLUB: We were invited to explore the first archaeological dig into a passage tomb on Montpelier Hill.

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