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The 9 at 9: Thursday

Northern Ireland’s leaders left with just hours to form a deal, and Chicago’s Real/Fake sign causes a stir – here’s 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. #BED BOUND: A man from Wexford is ready to leave the National Rehab Hospital, but can’t because the HSE says there’s no money to support him at home.

2. #CHURCH: Cardinal George Pell, one of the most powerful figures in the Vatican, has been charged with historical child sex offences, which he “strenuously denied”.

3. #DEAL DAY: Political leaders in the North will meet again today to try and form a power-sharing executive before the 4pm deadline.

4. #WAR OF WORDS: A row over business group Dublin Town has stepped up a gear as members of the initiative vote on whether or not it has a future.

5. #MIGRANT CRISIS: Italy has threatened to prevent foreign vessels from disembarking migrants rescued in the Mediterranean in its ports.

6. #COURTS: A 16-year-old boy, who spent thousands in Dublin with a stolen bank card, has been remanded in custody after a court heard he cannot cope with his drug problem.

7. #GEORGIAN PARKWAY: Dublin city could be about to get ‘parking protected’ cycle lanes.

8. #REDUCE, REUSE: Almost 600,000 tonnes of packaging were recycling in Ireland last year, according to Repak.

9. #REAL FAKE: The city of Chicago has come under fire for allowing a piece of art which critics claim has a political message be erected outside a Trump hotel.

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