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The 9 at 9: Sunday

Catch up as you wake up.
Oct 19th 2014, 8:44 AM 9,849 4

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

1.#EBOLA: US President Barack Obama has warned his country not to get carried away with “hysteria” over Ebola.

2..#IRISH WATER: The Sunday Business Post reports that the government is plotting to oust Irish Water CEO John Tierney. If you still have questions about the semi-state company, here’s our guide.

3.#NO GO: A group of bishops have blocked the Pope’s plan for a Church more open to gay people and divorcees.

4.#MAÍRIA CAHILL: The pressure on Sinn Féin’s leadership over the Maíria Cahill affair is reported by a number of papers today. The Sunday Independent carries a piece by Cahill, who says her treatment at the hands of Sinn Féin and the republican movement left her “a shell of a person”.

5.#WANNA BE IN MY GANG?: Lucinda Creighton is recruiting members for a new political party, with an eye on the 2016 General Election, the Sunday Times reports.

6.#HONOURED: Tributes have been paid to the 47 Irish troops who lost their lives in peace-keeping missions since 1978.

7.#WEATHER: It’s going to be wet and windy today. For a change.

8.#NEW BOY: The Dáil’s newest TD has spoken of his first week in the job. He says the people are “fairly sound”.

9.#THE NORTH: Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin says it would be “a disgrace” if the Taoiseach had told the UUP leader Mike Nesbitt that the North is “not our business”.

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