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Dublin: 10°C Monday 8 August 2022

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning. Here’s everything you need to know as you start your week this Monday.

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EVERY MORNING, brings you the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

1. #KEEP CUTTING: The government is being advised to deliver a ‘prudent’ and ‘disciplined’ Budget next month by the Fiscal Advisory Council.

2. #VULNETRABLE: Four frontline agencies have written to The Minister for Justice raising concerns about victims of sex-trafficking being placed in Direct Provision Centres across the country.

3. #SHORTAGE: Dublin needs 35,000 new homes by 2018 and we need to get building sharpish to meet that demand.

4. #HUNGRY: A new report has found that 70 cent per child a day would feed Irish children most in need. It also found that children’s attendance, energy and participation in class is better in schools with breakfast clubs.

5. #PROPERTY TAX: Dublin City Council is considering cutting the property tax with residents calling for a 15% reduction.

6. #BEATEN: Charles Haughey family are ‘deeply disappointed’ over claims he failed to turn up and read the Budget speech in 1970 because he was beaten with an iron bar in a public house.

7. #ILLEGAL CIGARETTES: While the economic crisis caused devastation in most trades…cigarette smuggling was a different story.

8. #TWEET ME NOT: Taoiseach Enda Kenny hasn’t tweeted from his account in over three years – but why?

9. #MY MORNING GUINNESS: Yes that’s right – Starbucks is trying out a latte that’s supposed to taste like Guinness so you can start your day with the taste of last night.

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