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The 9 at 9 Here is all you need to know 10 days out from Christmas.

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

1. #BERKELY: A judge in the United States has ruled that a civil action taken by the families of those killed in the Berkeley balcony collapse can be heard together at the preliminary stage.

2. #STASH: Further searches by gardaí are taking place in Louth following the discovery of a significant cache of weapons, RTÉ is reporting. 

3. #CALLED OFF: Strike action by Ireland’s nurses has been called off after late night negotiations. 

4. #RAINFALL: Up to 30 millimetres of rain is expected to fall today, with Cork, Kerry and Waterford expected to be worst affected. 

5. #JOBS: Accountancy firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers is set to create 500 new jobs in Ireland.

6. #HEALTHCARE: Sinn Féin is set to reveal its new plan for universal healthcare today. 

7. #COURTS: A convicted sex offender faces a maximum of two years for each count of sexually assaulting his younger brother. 

8. #NEW HOUSES: As many as 1,300 new houses could be built on vacant sites in Dublin by the local authority, the Irish Times is reporting.

9. #CHARGED: Three teenagers have been charged over the murder of a 20-year-old in Belfast over the weekend. 

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