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The 9 at 9: Tuesday

US sanctions with Iran, the cost of the National Broadband Plan, and Paschal Donohue’s summer economic statement.

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

1. #TENSIONS: Iran says US sanctions on its leaders are a “permanent closure” of diplomacy with Washington.

2. #NEXT STEP: Eir could roll out the National Broadband Plan for less than €1 billion, the Oireachtas Communications Committee will be told today.

3. #GARDA CAMS: Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan will today seek Cabinet approval to draft new legislation to allow gardaí wear body-worn cameras.

4. #US: Donald Trump has dismissed allegations of sexual assault made by advice columnist E Jean Carroll. The US President said “she’s not my type” in response.

5. #HOUSING CRISIS: A new contract has been put out to tender to provide Housing First services in Kildare, Meath and Wicklow for the first time.

6. #NA DÉISE: TD John Deasy has hit back at the Waterford branch of his party after a no confidence motion was passed against him, reports the Irish Times.

7. #RIP: The funeral of Fianna Fáil councillor Manus Kelly, who died in a crash while taking part in the Donegal International Rally, will take place in his home parish of Glenswilly on Thursday.

8. #GREEN SPACE: The Peace Park in Dublin’s city centre will reopen tomorrow after years of closure due to anti-social behaviour.

9. #MONEY MATTERS: The government will publish its Summer Economic Statement today, setting out its stall for next year’s Budget.

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