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The 9 at 9 Catch up as you wake up

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

1. #CHANGE: The appointment of Nóirín O’Sullivan as Garda Commissioner has sparked both criticism from those calling for reform and relief inside the force.

2. #UNDOCUMENTED: There has been a call today for the government to regularise undocumented migrants who have been here for more than ten years.

3. #FERGUSON: Clashes continued overnight in Ferguson with more than 2,000 US troops backing up local police, while mass protests took place across the country.

4. #TAKE CARE: It’s really foggy outside again this morning so make sure you can be seen if you’re walking or cycling and if you’re driving, flick those fog lights on.

5. #THINK OF THE CHILDREN: The proportion of families lacking one or more basic goods or services has risen and one-parent families are at the biggest risk of economic hardship.

6. WATER WATER EVERYWHERE: There’s trouble in Northern Ireland as it has emerged that 35,000 water meters have been installed despite party pledges against charging homes for their water, The Irish News reports.

7. #BOOM TIMES: The good times might be back as Grafton Street is now fully occupied with the two remaining units now leased.

8. #INDIA: In the latest high profile case of gang rape in India, a 15-year-old girl was set on fire after resisting attempts by a group of men to molest her, APF reports.

9. #LOWEST OF THE LOW: Michael Healy-Rae has condemned whoever cut down the iconic cross at the summit of Carrauntoohil, branding them “some sort of anti-Christ”.

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