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The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s all the news you need to know as you start your day.

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Updated Dec 10th 2019, 8:50 AM

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

1. #RTÉ: Director General Dee Forbes is set to renew her appeal for TV licence reforms when she appears before a panel of TDs and senators in Leinster House this afternoon. 

2. #EPA: The water quality of almost half of Ireland’s lakes and rivers is unsatisfactory, according to a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

3. #WHITE ISLAND: Police in New Zealand have announced an investigation after yesterday’s volcanic eruption which may have killed as many as 13 people.

4. #ROBBERY: Gardaí are investigating after cash was stolen from a cash-in-transit van in Dublin this morning. 

5. #CZECHIA: Four people have been killed in a shooting at a hospital in the Czech city of Ostrava.

6. #COLD HOMES: Leaking roofs, damp walls and cold homes is the experience of 140,000 children living in Ireland, according to a new report from Saint Vincent de Paul.  

7. #CONFIDENCE VOTE: Health Minister Simon Harris has said he is not worried that a possible motion of no confidence in him could bring about an early general election. 

8. #CHILE: A plane carrying 38 people has disappeared on its way to Chile’s air force base in Antarctica, authorities have said. 

9. #COURTS: A couple who claimed they had been defamed by staff who asked them to pay a dinner bill at a Dublin pub-restaurant have lost a €75,000 claim but escaped having to pay defence legal costs.

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