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Dublin: 11 °C Tuesday 20 August, 2019

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Catch up as you wake up.

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Updated 9.00 am 

EVERY MORNING, brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.

1. #HOME GROUND: After almost seven months in the Golan Heights, 130 members of the Defence Forces were greeted by family as they arrived home this morning.

2. #PHOENIX: The ESRI has predicted Ireland will hit “full employment”  before the end of the decade.

3. #SOCIAL HOUSING: The institute has also suggested that the €400 million-plus cash windfall the exchequer receives from water charges should be funnelled into more social housing.

4. #CARJACK: An investigation is under way after a carjacking at Dublin Airport yesterday afternoon.

5. #REVAMP: Custom House Quay moored famine ship and museum the Jeanie Johnston is being taken for a two-week overhaul a short distance away at Dublin Port.

6. #SOURCES: The HSE is pressuring the Sunday Business Post to reveal its source for an internal memo which urged health service staff to “manipulate waiting lists”.

 7. #BATTLE: The US-led coalition has carried out its most sustained air attacks so far on Islamic State fighters attacking the Turkey-Syria border town of Kobane reports BBC News.

8. #GOING NUCLEAR: We’ll find out today if a planned British nuclear power plant 150km from Ireland gets the go ahead for funding.

9. #ALL-STARS: Cue national debate, All-Ireland champions Kerry lead the way with 11 nominations for this year’s GAA-GPA Allstar football awards.

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Rónán Duffy

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