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Dublin: 12 °C Wednesday 16 October, 2019

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

New York terror suspect named, Irish Rail strikes and a busy Hallowe’en night in Dublin.

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EVERY MORNING, brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.

1. #NEW YORK: The man suspected of driving a truck into pedestrians in New York City has been named as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov.

2. #OFF THE RAILS: Trains and Darts will not run today due to a strike at Irish Rail which will affect over 150,000 commuters.

3. #THREATS: A phone which was used to send death threats to an Irish Independent journalist belongs to a Tusla staff member.

4. #TENSIONS: Spain has summoned Catalonia’s axed leader for questioning hours after he arrived in Brussels, insisting he remained the “legitimate president” of the region.

5. #ALL HALLOWS’ EVE: Fire crews in Dublin had one of their busiest days and nights in years yesterday, dealing with 700 incidents and 350 different bonfires.

6. #OZ: The Australian Embassy in Dublin has told Irish people they’re welcome in Australia after a minister apologised for warning Australian citizens against answering the door to Irish-accented callers.

7. #THE EIGHTH: People in Ireland share the Citizens’ Assembly’s support for access to abortion on request, according to an opinion poll published by Amnesty International.

8. #WAGE GAP: The percentage of working women in Ireland earning minimum wage is over double that of men, a report has indicated.

9. #WATER RESIDUE: Irish Water has launched a refunds page on its website for those who paid the charges and are due money back.

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