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The 9 at 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

It’s fairly dull and gloomy out but here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

Every Morning, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

1. #STRIKE: The rail strike has entered its second day, which means there are no Intercity, DART or Commuter services today.

2. #RIP: The state funeral of Albert Reynolds will be held in Dublin today. Mourners will be led by the Taoiseach Enda Kenny and President Michael D Higgins.

3. #FILM: British director and actor Richard Attenborough has died at the age of 90.

4. #CARJACKING: Two men have been arrested in Dublin after a taxi driver was held at knifepoint.

5. #EBOLA: Two people have died in Congo, central Africa, by an apparent second strain of the disease.

6. #MOTHER AND BABY: The Irish Examiner reports that the death rate at the Bessborough mother and baby home in Cork was 68%, according to a 1943 report.

7.#HUNGER: The Irish Times reports that one in five teachers say they have seen an increase in the number of children coming to school hungry in the last year.

8. #PRIESTHOOD: Just 14 men have entered the Catholic seminary in Maynooth this year, reports The Irish Independent.

9. #WEATHER: Fog, rain, thunderstorms and possibly some hail later in the week. We have the full spectrum in true Irish weather tradition.

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