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Dublin: 8°C Tuesday 7 December 2021

The 9 at 9: Monday

Catch up as you wake up.

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

1. #SHOOTING: A man has been shot dead in the north inner city over night.

2. #ABUSE CLAIMS: Maíria Cahill claims she has been left homeless and in debt as a result of coming forward with allegations that she was raped by a member of the IRA.

3. #AUTISM: Several newspapers this morning lead with a new study that claims children born by C-section are more likely to develop autism.

4. #WHERE’S THE BEEF?: Meat farmers are planning the first nationwide blockade of factories for nearly 15 years later today in protest over poor factory prices for beef.

5. #MICHAEL D: President Michael D Higgins is beginning a two-day visit to Wales this morning. He’ll meet politicians and open an exhibition dedicated to Welsh literary icon Dylan Thomas.

6. #CHOO CHOO: Half a million more journeys were made on Irish Rail in the first nine months of this year compared to last.

7. #SOUTH AFRICA: The South African soccer captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyia has been shot dead in Johannesburg.

8. #LATIN AMERICA: Incumbent Dilma Rousseff has won re-election in the Brazilian presidential race holding off a challenge from pro-business candidate Aecio Neves.

9. #RUNNING UP THAT HILL: Over 14,500 people are expected to run through the streets of Dublin today as the city’s annual marathon gets under way. Here’s a little musical inspiration for those taking part. Good luck!

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