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Dublin: 12 °C Tuesday 15 October, 2019

The 9 at 9: Monday

Congratulations for France’s new president, and Facebook combats fake news with ads in newspapers.

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EVERY MORNING, brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.

1. #LE PRÉSIDENT: World leaders congratulate Emmanuel Macron, who’s beaten far-right candidate Marine Le Pen to become France’s president.

2. #EXPOSURE: A Defence Forces whistleblower has made a protected disclosure alleging that a number of children of Air Corps workers have died as a result of being exposed to toxic chemicals at Baldonnel Airfield.

3. #OVERCROWDED: Patients admitted to a Waterford acute mental health unit are placed on chairs and beds in corridors due to a lack of capacity.

4. #FACEBOOK INK: Social media giant Facebook has taken out a number of advertisements in UK newspapers to raise awareness about fake news.

5. #DONALD TRUMP: The US President’s travel ban will face a key test today, after previous efforts were blocked by High Court judges.

6. #MORNING AFTER PILL: Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell has said that the prescription requirement for medical card holders ‘gained nothing‘.

7. #HSE: An Irish consultant surgeon has been suspended after allegations were made of poor management of up to 18 of his patients, according to the Irish Times.

8. #BOSTON: A man accused of killing two engaged doctors in a luxury apartment building is likely to have known his victims.

9. #SHERCHAN: An 85-year-old ex-Gurkha who was attempting to reclaim his title as the world’s oldest person to summit Mount Everest died of altitude sickness.

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