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The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your week.

EVERY MORNING, brings you the nine stories you need to know with your morning coffee.

1. #GARDAÍ: Whistleblower Maurice McCabe has described as “gravely misleading and false” a claim that he was encouraged by the Garda Commissioner to cooperate with an inquiry about penalty points cancellations.

2. #WEATHER WARNING: We got a brief respite from our current stormy climate yesterday morning but a high wind warning for 15 counties is now in place.

3. #NO APOLOGY: The developer who built the notorious Priory Hall apartment complex has claimed he doesn’t think it’s “shoddy” and has refused to apologise to the former residents.

4. #REGIME CHANGE: The Interim President of Ukraine Olexander Turchynov is due to form a unity government today, but the US has stopped just short of endorsing him.

5. #ZUCK TALK: WhatsApp doesn’t save users’ data, something which won’t change now according to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg who delivered the keynote address at the Mobile World Congress.

6. #FIRE: Thirty people were evacuated from their homes in Baldoyle in the early hours of this morning after a gas main caught fire at the side of a house.

7. #SYRINGES: A Councillor in Bray says boarded up council houses in the area are becoming magnets for antisocial behaviour after he found 30 syringes in one house alone.

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8. #NOT SO LOCAL: The Irish League of Credit Unions is to set up shop in Ethiopia with the group’s charitable arm aiming to  help half a million people access cheaper financial services.

9. #DEATH WORM JIM: Researchers at NUI Maynooth have discovered a microscopic worm that battles to the death in order to kill off rivals for food and mates.

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Rónán Duffy

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