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The 9 at 9: Monday

Everything you need to know as you kick off your week.
Dec 14th 2015, 8:55 AM 13,157 0

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

1. #FLOODING: While extreme weather around the country has eased off, water levels of the River Shannon are still expected to rise. 

2. #CANCER: Lung cancer among Irish men appears to be plateauing, a new report from the National Cancer Registry has found. 

3. #FRANCE: The country’s National Front party has failed to take a single region in the country’s first election since last month’s Paris attacks. 

4. #HPV VACCINE: A schoolgirl has reportedly suffered a fit after getting the HPV vaccine. 

5. #JOBSTOWN: Water protesters will be back up in court later today over charges relating to the protest in November 2014.

6. #GRADUATES: College graduates could be set to repay their loans at a level of €25 a week over a 15-year period under a new proposal, the Irish Times is reporting.

7. #ESCAPE: Passers-by have had a lucky escape after running into an early morning shootout between rival drug gangs, the Irish Independent is reporting.

8. #JOBS: Galway and Westmeath are set for a boost with the announcement of 265 new jobs. 

9. #NOT THE TV LICENCE: Whatever happened to the broadcasting charge? Communications Minister Alex White explained to that it was dropped for political reasons. 

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