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Dublin: 10°C Saturday 8 May 2021

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Another cold morning. Here’s everything you need to know as we head into Tuesday.

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EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

1. #SUPPLY AND DEMAND: Water for almost a million people is at risk of contamination according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The agency has recommended priority improvements on 121 water supplies.

2. #FRANK WORDS: There’s no need for Catholics to breed “like rabbits” according to Pope Francis. The pontiff has been defending the Church’s stance on artificial contraception.

3. #COALITION: Fine Gael minister Simon Coveney has said he would support a coalition with Fianna Fáil if a deal could be agreed, according to this morning’s Examiner. 

4. #MURDER: The trial of architect Graham Dwyer for the murder of Dublin woman Elaine O’Hara will begin today. The accused entered a not guilty plea yesterday.

5. #INDIA Police in Delhi have questioned former minister Shashi Tharoor in connection with his wife’s death last year, according to the BBC. The story is dominating headlines in the country.

6. #RIP Tributes are being paid after Anne Kirkbride, who played Deirdre Barlow in Coronation St, passed away. She was just 60.

7. #STRIKE: Some taxi drivers are staging a protest action at Leinster House today over upcoming changes to fares.

8. #WARNING: A snow-ice warning remains in effect for the entire country this morning. Motorists are being urged to take care on the roads.

9. #HOUSE SITTING: Ever wondered what it would have been like to live in Charlie Haughey’s mansion? We spoke to someone who did.

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