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Busy day planned? Here are all the big stories to get yo started.

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EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you wake up.

1. #JAILED: A mother has been jailed for the second time in 10 days for allowing her children to miss school. 

2. #STABBED: A 15-year-old who stabbed a policeman in Germany was carrying out the act for the Islamic State, prosecutors in the country have said. 

3. #POPE FRANCIS: The pontiff is on the Greek island of Lesbos this morning and will visit asylum seekers living in converted containers. 

4. #LABOUR: The party are open to a new coalition with Fine Gael, the Irish Times is reporting.

5. ##JAPAN: More than 20 have been left dead after the country was hit with a second major earthquake. 

6. #GANGLAND: The man who killed Martin O’Rourke on Dublin’s Sheriff Street in a case of mistaken identity was offered more than €100,000 to carry out the killing, the Irish Independent is reporting.

7. #CENSUS: Time is running out for people around the country to get their hands on a census form. 

8. #EYEING THEM UP: The country’s independent TDs have their eyes on a range of ministerial positions. 

9. #INJURED: A walker who fell and cut her knee while hiking in the Wicklow Way has been awarded €40,000 in damages. 

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