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Dublin: 9 °C Thursday 17 October, 2019

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

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

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Updated Sep 17th 2019, 8:53 AM

EVERY MORNING brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.

1. #CLIMATE Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has made a number of green-policy demands ahead of Budget 2020.

2. #DELAYS Commuters in Dublin are facing delays this morning due to a technical fault on the Luas Red Line.

3. #THE NORTH A senior negotiator of the Good Friday Agreement has claimed the DUP and Sinn Féin put the peace deal under “grave pressure” for years, long before Brexit became a threat. 

4. #APPLE Apple and the Irish State will begin its appeal in European Courts today over the €14.3 billion which Europe has said is owed by the tech giant to the country. 

5. #FARMERS A Central Bank report has today claimed one in three farms are classified as economically vulnerable and are in serious trouble over Brexit. 

6. #NOT FUNNY Saturday Night Live has rescinded its invitation to a cast member who posted a video last year in which he used a racial slur for Chinese people and mocked Asians trying to learn English.

7. #PLOUGH ON The National Ploughing Championships get under way today when 1,700 exhibitors – many fronted by famous faces – will set up shop for the 300,000 spectators arriving over the coming days.   

8. #PROTESTS ABP Food Group has confirmed that it has laid off 355 staff temporarily at its plant in Co Tipperary as a result of the ongoing beef dispute. 

9. #BORIS Hearings are set to take place in the UK Supreme Court today over Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament earlier this month. 

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