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Dublin: 5 °C Tuesday 17 September, 2019

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what you need to know as you start your day.

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

1. #SHANE ROSS: Transport Minister Shane Ross has said his fellow Cabinet members should follow his lead and get rid of their petrol and diesel vehicles.

2. #MENTAL HEALTH: Concerns have been raised about the impact a recruitment freeze in the HSE is having on the number of full-time mental health posts.

3. #BREXIT: Demonstrations are expected across Britain today against Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s move to suspend parliament in the final weeks before Brexit.

4. #HURRICANE: Hurricane Dorian, which is threatening Florida and the Bahamas, has strengthened to category four, the BBC reports

5. #DOCKLANDS: Over-development in Dublin 8 could “damage communities” as developers from Dublin’s Docklands seek new space to build, planning experts have warned. 

6. #TWITTER: Twitter chief Jack Dorsey’s account was hacked yesterday evening, with a series of offensive messages posted from his account. 

7. #MURDER: The brother of champion US gymnast Simone Biles has been arrested and charged in connection with a New Year’s Eve shooting that left three people dead.

8. #DIPLOMATS: The Irish Times reports that the Department of Foreign Affairs plans to hire a private security firm to help protect its diplomatic staff serving in unstable regions. 

9. #IRAN: US President Donald Trump has released a photograph of an apparently failed Iranian rocket launch and said that the United States had nothing to do with it.

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