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The 9 at 9: Monday

It’s the start of a new week – and here’s all that you need to know as you start your day.

Image: Anthony Catalano via Flickr

EVERY MORNING brings you the nine stories you need to know a little before 9am.

1. #TRUCE: The UN has called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza to allow aid to get to civilians affected by the conflict in recent weeks.

2. #LET’S TALK: The Seanad is to be recalled for a debate on the Israel-Gaza conflict as well as the escalating situation in Ukraine and Minister Charlie Flanagan is expected to speak during it.

3. #JOBS: An investment by the government in an IT consultancy company will allow for the creation of 100 jobs in Ireland, Minister Richard Bruton has said.

4. #EQUALITY: Research from the ESRI has found that income inequality narrowed during the recession as middle-income earners bore the brunt of tax increases, The Irish Times reports.

5. #GARDAÍ: Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald will be under pressure today to release a report which examined her department’s handling of garda misconduct allegations and the conduct of secretary general Brian Purcell. She has had it for two weeks.

6. #ROAD DEATH: A 50-year-old cyclist died yesterday evening after being struck by a car near Swords in Dublin.

7. #SHOCKING: A 20-year-old man died after being struck by lightning in California and a number of other people nearby suffered effects of the strike, Associated Press reports.

8. #WHAT’S THAT SMELL?: Residents at an estate in Donegal have been plagued by a rank sewage odour for years and it’s unlikely to be fixed any time soon.

9. #SELL SELL SELL: Some €112 million worth of second hand stuff has been sold online so far this year – including a handmade vampire hunting kit, a working French guillotine and some Garth Brooks tickets.

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