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The 9 at 9: Monday

It’s the first day back to work for a lot of you… here are the big stories you need to know.

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

1. #FLOODING: More than 100 people have been evacuated from an apartment building in Athlone overnight. 

2. #SAUDI ARABIA: The country has said that it is severing diplomatic ties with Iran after a dispute over the execution of a prominent Saudi Shiite cleric. 

3. #HOUSE PRICES: Have been going up around the country, but not in Dublin. 

4. #MINIMUM WAGE: Thousands of jobs could be at risk if there is an increase in the minimum wage, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association has warned.

5. #LABOUR: The party is proposing tax cuts for those earning up to €120,000 a year, the Irish Independent is reporting.

6. #CHANGE IN ATTITUDE: Environment Minister Alan Kelly has said that property developers need to lower expectations around the money they expect to make from housing, the Irish Times is reporting.

7. #ISIS: A new video from militant group has shown an English-speaking child warning of attacks, The Guardian is reporting. 

8. #CHARLIE HEBDO: This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, and the magazine is marking it by featuring a man representing God carrying a gun. 

9. #REBELLION: RTÉ’s new drama about 1916 aired last night, complete with lots of swearing. 

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