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Dublin: 12 °C Wednesday 8 July, 2020

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning, need the news as you start your day? It’s all here.

EVERY MORNING, brings you the nine stories you need to know with your morning coffee.

1. #FIRE: The body of a 30-year-old man has been recovered from the scene of a fire at a coffin makers in Co. Louth.

2. #CRIMEA: Russian President Vladimir Putin has told troops to return to their permanent bases after drill last week. The exercises did not include troops beyond Russia’s borders like in Crimea.

3. #HOMOPHOBIA: Almost one in three lesbian, gay and bisexual employees have been harassed at work and over 10 per cent have quit their jobs because of discrimination.

4 #KERRY: A 51-year-old man has died after the 4x4 he was driving crashed into a signpost in Shrone East in Listowel last night.

5. #WOMEN IN POLITICS: The National Women’s Council of Ireland has highlighted six ways to make the Oireachtas more ‘women friendly’ in a new report.

6. #IRISH WATER: Unions are claiming that some of the main contractors installing water meters are not honouring pay agreements and workers are being told to use toilets at petrol stations.

7. HOSPITALS: 30 per cent of patients diagnosed with the hospital acquired Clostridium difficileinfection die within 30 days of infection and its more common than MRSA.

8. #BRIDGE TOO FAR: The toll at the East Link in Dublin will stay in place after the bridge reverts to city ownership next year.

9. #ABUSE: A senior aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned after being arrested on suspicion of child pornography offences, Downing Street has confirmed.

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