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Dublin: 3 °C Monday 11 November, 2019

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s the news you need to know as you start your day today.

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EVERY MORNING, brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.

1. #DEAL: After yesterday’s Brexit drama, where Boris Johnson secured a deal with the EU, all eyes are now turning to London as the House of Commons prepares to vote tomorrow on the agreement. 

2. #DUBLIN BUS: The National Transport Authority has fined Dublin Bus more than €165,000 for failing to meet contractual punctuality targets during the first half of the year.

3. #LGBT: The government has said that it is planning a public consultation on hate crime legislation, as LGBT advocates report that the number of assaults are on the rise. 

4. #STRIKE: The Irish Medical Organisation has warned that it may ballot for industrial action over the consultant recruitment crisis. 

5. #CORK: Social Protection minister Regina Doherty has said she is “very angry” that a sign reading “Jobpath Macht Frei” was placed on the entrance to one of the Department’s offices. The department said it had been placed there by “unknown persons”. 

6. #TURKEY: Donald Trump has said that he allowed Turkish and Kurdish forces to clash because the two sides were like children who needed to fight each other. “It was unconventional,” he said. 

7. #FACTCHECK: No, the British government has not removed the right to Irish citizenship in the North, as claimed by Sinn Féin. 

8. #IMPEACHMENT: The White House has acknowledged it held up military aid to Ukraine as President Donald Trump pushed the country’s leader to investigate the Democratic National Committee in the 2016 US presidential campaign. US acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said that Trump did nothing wrong. 

9. #TARIFFS: New US tariffs hit the EU today, and will take effect on a number of Irish products including butter, cheese and liqueurs.

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