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The 9 at 9: Monday

Happy Monday. Here’s what’s making the headlines today.

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EVERY MORNING, brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.

1. #HOUSING CRISIS: A woman on maternity leave whose landlord has refused rent supplement is just one of the many cases dealt with by Threshold in the last few months.

2. #DONALD TRUMP: The US President has gone on a multi-Tweet rant about the media’s coverage of his successes and Robert Mueller, the lead investigator of a probe into whether Russia meddled in the US election that Trump won.

3. #DRUG STORE: The Irish Daily Mail and Irish Examiner report that Ireland is stockpiling drugs in preparation for a no-deal Brexit.

4. #ZIMBABWE: Voters go to the polls today after the country’s first election since Robert Mugabe – whose been in power since the 1980s – was ousted last year.

5. #DUAL PRICING: Insurance companies are charging loyal customers up to 50% more on their car and home insurance policies when they renew, according to an Irish Independent investigation.

6. #ADDICTION:  Michael D Higgins, who is to contest a second term as President, said that he’d like to see a ban on gambling ads in sports.

7. #LEFT HIGH AND DRY: Indonesia has launched a rescue operation to reach more than 500 hikers and guides stranded on a volcano after an earthquake struck.

8. #WILLIAM CORRIGAN: A driver will stand trial today accused of causing the death of an Irish musician in Bedford by dangerous driving.

9. #MONEY LENDERS: More than one-third of parents in Ireland say they are getting into debt due to back-to-school costs.

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