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The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

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Updated Jan 21st 2020, 8:51 AM

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

1. #ELECTION: Canvassing continues for this year’s general election today, with a new opinion poll putting Fianna Fáil at 25%, Fine Gael at 23% and Sinn Féin at 21%.

2. #BANANA SKIN: A gradual increase in the mandatory retirement age is becoming a central issue in the election campaign, as parties acknowledge that measures to deal with Ireland’s growing older population requires a change in approach.

3. #IMPEACHMENT: The historic impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump will begin in earnest in the Senate later today.

4. #CORONAVIRUS: Chinese officials have confirmed that a new SARS-like virus can be transmitted between humans, after a fourth person was reported to have died from the illness.

5. #DROGHEDA: Gardaí tasked with policing the Drogheda feud are targeting gang members who have outstanding bench warrants or who are failing to adhere to strict bail or probation restrictions, understands.

6. #ARREST: A man in his early 40s has been arrested by gardaí following a robbery at a premises in a shopping centre in Dublin. 

7. #MEGXIT: Britain’s Prince Harry has reportedly left for Canada to be reunited with his wife and son following his decision to step back from royal duties.

8. #FACELIFT: The Irish naval vessel the LÉ Róisín will undergo works costing €250,000 as Ireland’s Naval Service works to upgrade its fleet.

9. #WEATHER: It will be generally dry but cloudy today with patchy drizzle in parts of the country. Temperatures in the afternoon will be between 7 degrees in the north of the country and 11 degrees in the south.

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