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The 9 at 9: Sunday

Take it easy and catch up quickly with our round-up of this morning’s news.

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

1. #HOUSING CRISIS: A mother with a severely disabled child has said that she is at the end of her rope as she cannot find a suitable place to live on the Housing Assistance Payment.

2. #TURBULANCE: Ryanair customers have been complaining about being charged extra to sit beside the people they are flying with.

3. #AT TRUMP: President Donald Trump has defended his tweet tirades as ‘modern day presidential’, and attacked media outlets for criticising his controversial decisions.

4.#CALLING TIME: Northern Ireland politicians have just hours to reach a deal before a third deadline runs out – threatening a return to direct rule from London.

5. #SAFETY CHECKS: A Bray housing estate where seven residents have died in house fires must be included in the new fire safety review, according to Sinn Féin’s John Brady.

6. #PAT HICKEY: The former OCI president told the Independent.ie that the Russian government made representations on his behalf when he was in prison in Brazil.

7. #PARTY PIECE: Parents have been warned to check that bouncy castles have been safety-checked, as an inspector says there are a lot of unregulation.

8. #LOCAL POWER: Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are both arguing for the return of town councils – just three years after they were abolished.

9. #LAST NIGHT: The Sunday Times reports that TV3 presenter and journalist Vincent Browne will retire at the end of the month.

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