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GOOD MORNING

The 9 at 9 With less than 24 hours to go before the big man arrives, here’s all you need to know this festive Saturday.

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

1. #FERRIES: One Irish Ferries service has been cancelled this morning, as rough winds buffet the coasts.

2. #RENT CAP: A cap on rent increases of 4% come into effect in Dublin and Cork today after the President signed the legislation into law yesterday.

3. #ISRAEL: New Zealand has defended successfully tabling a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

4. #TAOISEACH: Enda Kenny has been fielding autograph requests, pleas from those with strong opinions on abortion, and those concerned with Russian involvement in Syria, a trawl through his post reveals.

5. #THEFT: Gardaí were called to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin regarding theft allegations 14 times over the past 16 months.

6. #TUSLA: Over 120 children under the age of one were in state care last Christmas, new figures reveal.

7. #TRAINS: Irish Rail services stop at about 9pm this evening, and there will be no trains on Christmas or St Stephen’s Day.

8. #DUNNES: A woman has been awarded €9,330 after a tribunal found she had been unfairly dismissed from her job at a Dunnes Stores in Bishopstown, Co Cork.

9. #SHOPLIFTING: Children as young as 12 and pensioners in their 70s have been caught shoplifting in Dublin stores.

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