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Dublin: 9 °C Thursday 24 October, 2019

The 9 at 9: St Stephen's Day

Here’s what you need to know before you crack into your first turkey and ham sandwich.

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EVERY MORNING, brings you the stories you need to know as you wake up.

1. #ROADS: A pedestrian has died following a road crash outside Carlow town yesterday evening.

2. #STAYING POWER: Enda Kenny has ruled out calling an election in early January and only wants to contemplate going into government with Labour again.

3. #TRAGIC: A planned Christmas reunion for a Cork family ended in tragedy after a mother died on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney where she was planning to visit her son, the Irish Examiner reports.

4. #MANKY: A weather warning is in place until 6pm with heavy rainfall expected in Munster and Leinster.

5. #THE SALES: A queue began forming outside Brown Thomas on Dublin’s Grafton Street just after 6am this morning as some people h̶a̶v̶e̶ ̶m̶o̶r̶e̶ ̶m̶o̶n̶e̶y̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶n̶ ̶s̶e̶n̶s̶e̶ hunt down St Stephen’s Day bargains.

6. #GROSS: One Dublin Bus passenger was angry about drivers urinating in front of his daughter, according to a complaint to the Department of Transport released to

7. #LYNCH: A college campus hall in Pennsylvania is to be renamed after complaints that the Lynch Memorial Hall was offensive because it memorialised the lynching of black people by the KKK, according to The Times Ireland.

8. #WATER: More than 400,000 homes have still to apply for the €100 Irish Water grant, according to the Irish Daily Mail.

9. #THE RACES: It’s day one of the four-day Leopardstown Christmas Festival. The weather might not be great but the gates open at 10am and the first race is just after midday. However it’s bad news in Limerick as racing for the day has been cancelled due to waterlogging. Our colleagues at will have all the latest on a busy day for sport.

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Hugh O'Connell

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