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The 9 at 9: Tuesday

It’s set to be a sunny(ish) Tuesday… Here’s everything you need to know.

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

1. #DEATH A two-year old boy has been killed after being hit by a car in the driveway of a house in Oranmore, Galway. The incident is being treated as a tragic accident.

2. #DON’T CALL ME New research from the Consumers Association of Ireland shows the cost of calling directory enquiries can be over €5 for a one-second call, RTÉ reports.

3. #DISPUTE Greyhound says it will be going to the High Court today, seeking enforcement orders against what a spokesperson called “illegal picketers”.

4. #BY-ELECTION Sinn Féin and Labour have officially selected their candidates for the ‘Ming’ by-election in Roscommon-South Leitrim.

5. #MICHAEL D The President has said there is a housing crisis, and an “urgent need” for more public housing, the Irish Times reports today. He made the comments yesterday after meeting some 300 families who recently became homeless.

6. #SHARK ATTACK A man has been killed by a shark in Australia. He died after being pulled from the water at Byron Bay in New South Wales.

7. #SCOTLAND Things are heating up in the Scottish referendum battle. The ‘no’ side have sent for former Labour PM Gordon Brown to help, as the campaign enters its last days, the Guardian reports.

8. #LOOKING FOR US?  U2 will perform at the launch of Apple’s iPhone 6 today, The New York Times reports. The band is said to have some sort of role in the new products Apple plans to announce.

9. #OUTLOOK The weather’s not looking too bad for mid-September. 16 to 19 degrees today, with long spells of sunshine.

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