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Dublin: 8 °C Tuesday 19 November, 2019

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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. #DUP: The DUP has threatened to scupper Brexit talks, by making clear this morning that the current plan on customs and consent do not have the party’s support. 

2. #LATE: Almost half of services operated by bus firm Go-Ahead have so far failed to meet punctuality targets set out in the company’s contract with the National Transport Authority. 

3. #SYRIA: US Vice-President Mike Pence will travel to Turkey today as the country’s widely-condemned offensive against Kurdish forces continues. 

4. #HEALTHY: New research has shown that restaurants that display nutritional information on their menus serve food that has less fat and salt in it than their counterparts who do not provide the information. 

5. #BEST OF FRIENDS: In an unprecedented move, former US president Barack Obama has urged Canadians to re-elect prime minister Justin Trudeau. 

6. #INVESTIGATION: One of the world’s most notorious child abuse sites was shut down following a global investigation. Ireland is one of the countries where arrests have been made. 

7. #ASYLUM SEEKERS: The government has paid hotels and guesthouses over €460,000 per week to house asylum seekers.

8. #COURSING: The suspension of hare coursing licences has been lifted in areas free of a disease which is fatal to hares and rabbits. 

9. #ARRESTS: A number of Extinction Rebellion activists have been arrested in London. One video shows commuters physically dragging protesters from the roof of the train. 

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