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The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

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Updated Sep 23rd 2019, 8:49 AM

EVERY MORNING, brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.

1. #CHEMSEX: The number of reported overdoses from GHB (also known as G), a drug commonly used during chemsex, has increased by 75% in Ireland.

2. #OUT OF BUSINESS: Hundreds of thousands of people have been left stranded after UK travel agent Thomas Cook has gone bankrupt.

3. #STATESIDE: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is to launch a diplomatic base in Los Angeles this week as part of a week-long trip to the United States.

4. #BREXIT: The chair of the Brexit Party has told that the Taoiseach “hijacked” the backstop issue and that Irish border trade is “irrelevant”

5. #UNSETTLED: Spot flooding affected parts of the country last night with heavy rainfall forecast throughout the week

6. #REDUCED TIMETABLES: New rules have been proposed to limit teaching “difficult” children for fewer hours.

7. #THE TROUBLES: The fifth search for Columba McVeigh – one of the Disappeared who was killed during the Troubles – has been called off.

8. #THE EMMYS: Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Game of Thrones were the big winners at this year’s Emmy Awards

9. #PEAK TIMES: Irish Rail is to try persuade Dart users to stagger morning journeys to reduce overcrowding.

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