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Dublin: 15 °C Tuesday 23 April, 2019

The 9 at 9: Monday

Having a lazy Bank Holiday morning? Here’s everything you need to know.

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

1. #WE WILL PAY Greece has agreed to repay the next installment of its IMF bailout loan following a meeting between Christine Lagarda and Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis.

2. #STABBING A Luas security guard was stabbed last night after trying to break up a row between three men on the Milltown platform.

3. #THE TROUBLES On being asked if he had ‘blood on his hands’, Gerry Adams told a major US interview that ‘we all have responsibility’ for what happened during the Northern Ireland conflict.

4. #PARENTAL LEAVE The Irish Times reports that the government is looking at the possibility of a full year’s paid parental leave, split between both parents.

5. #DEATH ROW Two of Australia’s ‘Bali Nine‘ drug smugglers just lost their death-row appeals.

6. #SECTION 37 As teachers’ unions begin their annual get-togethers, they prepare to vote on ending discrimination against gay teachers.

7. #DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Gardaí are seeking extra powers to arrest people in domestic violence incidents, according to the Irish Examiner. Frontline supervisors say they are not able to arrest people for minor assault in their homes.

8. #GRAND AGE One of Ireland’s oldest women, Cork native Mary O’Leary, passed away last week and will be buried today. She was 19 days shy of her 105th birthday.

9. #ON TOUR Eastenders is coming to Ireland. A spin-off show featuring two of its characters will be shot here. According to the Irish Independent, there is hope the drama has learned from its last sojourn which was described as racist and angered hundreds of viewers.

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