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The 9 at 9: Tuesday

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

Every morning, brings you the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

1. #STRIKE: Talks at the Labour Relations Commission continue today in an attempt to avert further strike action by Irish Rail workers this Sunday and Monday.

2. #IRAQ: Amnesty International says IS have carried out systematic ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq.

3. #DAY OFF: The Irish Independent reports that a once-off additional public holiday known as ‘Republic Day’ is being considered for 2016.

4. #GOLAN HEIGHTS: Rebel group, Al-Nusra Front, who took more than 40 UN peacekeepers hostage want to be taken off the UN’s list of terrorists organisations.

5.#FIRE: A man in his 90s has been killed in a house fire overnight.

6. #NO SMOKING: Retailers might stop selling cigarettes if the tobacco licence fee goes up.

7. #JET SETTERS: The Government jet is grounded in the US, reports the Irish Independent, who claim substantial funds will need to be spent to fix the aircraft or a new plane may have to be purchased.

8. #IN LIMBO: The future for traders at the Ballymun market is uncertain as the shopping centre is due to be demolished.

9. #HOTELS: If you are planning an autumn break away in Ireland it could cost you 10% more.

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