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Everything you need to know as you start your morning.

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

1. #BRIGHT FUTURES: Course data released by the CAO today shows a significant increase in students opting for construction-related courses.

2. #HACKED: The website for the Dublin Rape Crisis centre is among a number of sites across the world that were hacked by someone claiming to be ISIS.

3. #REPOSSESSIONS: Banks in Ireland are attempting to repossess over 7,000 homes across the country, The Irish Times reports.

4.  #ECONOMICAL: More than 8,000 people were jailed last year for not paying small fines – costing taxpayers €180 per person per day.

5. #ATTACK: A 19-year-old in Liverpool has been charged over an assault that left an Irishman in critical condition.

6. #HOUSING CRISIS: A woman in Clare has told of her fear of becoming homeless as she is priced out of the rental market because she is on invalidity pay and rent allowance is too low.

7.#AUSTRALIA: Two Australian teens intercepted at Sydney airport are suspected of trying to travel to a “conflict zone” to join Islamic State, BBC reports.

8. #TRIBUTES: Journalist and former newspaper editor Paul Drury has died, aged 57. In a tribute, President Michael D Higgins said his death will be “a loss to the profession he served with distinction for over 30 years”.

9. #COMPETITION: An Irish Red Setter has died after allegedly being poisoned by a competitor’s owner at Crufts.

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