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The 9 at 9: Tuesday

It’s Tuesday – and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

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EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories, a little before nine, you need to know with your morning coffee.

1. #GARDAÍ: A lack of resources means gardaí are unable to clampdown on certain forms of crime, the GRA has warned. The association has also voiced their ’100 per cent support’ for the acting garda commissioner.

2. #ABUSIVE CREW: Investigations were carried out after Aer Lingus air crew staff were accused of being drunk and abusive, the Irish Examiner reports. The incident occurred in 2012 on a transatlantic flight.

3. #MIDDLE EAST: A deadline set a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians has been missed. The US Secretary of State has denied remarking that the former was at risk of becoming an ‘apartheid state’.

4. #LABOUR PAINS: President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz will be in Dublin today to give Labour’s election campaign a boost after a rocky start to the week.

5. #CUTBACKS: There are now 5,000 fewer nurses in the HSE than five years ago, the Irish Independent reports. The number of managers and admin staff has also fallen by close to 3,000.

6. #TORNADO: Southern US states have been battered by continuing storms that have left 19 people dead. Two died after new storms in Alabama yesterday.

7. #IRISH WATER: Water charges are set to dominate the agenda at this morning’s cabinet meeting, with the the Irish Independent reporting that a ‘comprise package’ is likely to be agreed. Today also marks the handover of responsibility for water services from local authorities to Irish Water.

8. #GARDAGATE: Wicklow County Council’s legal team has sought access to recordings of phone calls made by gardaí or health inspectors regarding the 2007 deaths of two fire fighters, the Irish Times reports.

9. #RUN FREE: Bison bred at Cork’s Fota Wildlife Park have been released into the wild in Romania, RTÉ reports. The animal became extinct in Europe over 100 years ago.

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