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Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

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EVERY MORNING, brings you the nine stories you need to know with your morning coffee.

1.  #TUAM BABIES: The Cabinet is to discuss the deaths of children at the Mother and Baby home in Tuam this morning, following the first meeting of the inter-departmental government group.

2. #WARNING: Met Éireann has issued an orange alert warning over thunderstorms and heavy rain which are likely to lead to flooding in some areas today.

3. #STOCK MARKET: All eyes will be on Bank of Ireland’s share price this morning to see how it reacts after US billionaire Wilbur Ross sold his stake of 5.54 per cent of the bank’s shares yesterday.

4. #GAFFS: New research by the ESRI has found that changes in the housing market are likely to have more of an impact on the economy in Ireland than in other countries.

5. #COURTS: A 24-year-old man is due in court in Dublin this morning in connection with a taxi hijacking at the weekend. A man in his 20s died when the car crashed shortly after being stolen.

6. #WHITE VERSUS BURTON: Six candidates for the leadership and deputy leadership of Labour met last night for the first of five hustings in front of party members. Here are 13 things we learned from what they had to say.

7. #INQUIRY: Survivors of symphysiotomy are calling for an independent inquiry into the non-consensual surgery that left hundreds of women with lifelong medical problems.

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8. #HOMELESS: A homeless man lay dead in a disused part of the Mater Hospital in Dublin for a week before he was discovered, the Irish Independent reports.

9. #ON TRIAL: The trial will begin today of 15 crew members from the South Korean ferry which capsized in April leaving 292 people dead, the BBC reports.  

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