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Here are all the big stories you need to know right now.

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EVERY MORNING,TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you wake up.

1. #STORM FRANK: Storm Frank battered the country overnight, leaving widespread flooding and over 4,000 power outages in its wake this morning.

2. #GET WELL SOON: Gay Byrne is “recovering well” after suffering a heart attack yesterday.

3. #NYE: The capital’s New Year Festival kicks off today – here’s what’s happening.

4. #CHINA: Eight surviving miners who were trapped for five days after a mine collapse were found by rescuers using infrared cameras.

5. #KIM YANG-GON: North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un’s “most trustworthy” aide who oversaw ties with the South has died in a traffic accident.

6. #KERRY BABIES: These are the letters received by the Taoiseach during the Kerry Babies saga.

7. #NUDEY FILMS: Pornography being shown in pubs had the government in a fluster 30 years ago.

8. #FIRST FORTNIGHT: This Irish arts festival has helped get mental health on the national agenda.

9. #PEAK HOVERBOARD: A priest got in trouble for riding his hoverboard at Christmas Mass in the Philippines.

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