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The 9 at 9 Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

EVERY DAY, brings you nine things you need to know with your morning cup of coffee.

1. #DISPOSABLE INCOME: A total of 1.8 million people have €100 or less left to spend after they have paid all their essential bills, according to the ‘What’s Left’ tracker survey by the Irish League of Credit Unions.

2. #KENYA: The authorities say they are in control of the Kenyan shopping centre that has been under siege since the weekend. Gunfire has been heard from the scene this morning.

3. #NAIROBI: A woman born in County Down may have taken part in the Kenya terrorist attack. The Kenyan foreign minister said she was believed to be among the attackers.

4. #COURT: A man is due in court today charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of James Humphries in Tallaght on Sunday.

5. #LIFEBOATS: Due to the warm weather over the summer, the RNLI lifeboats saw a 43 per cent rise in call outs on last year.

6. #MICHAELLA: The Irish woman arrested on suspicion of trying to smuggle cocaine out of Peru has said she will plead guilty when she appears in court today. [RTE]

7. #FARMERS: Eight out of ten farmers say they should have the right to own a gun to protect themselves and their property, according to The Irish Examiner’s ICSA survey.

8. #RUSSIA: One of the members of the Pussy Riot group has gone on hunger strike to protest at death threats and what she described as conditions of slave labour at her Russian prison camp.

9. #PLOUGHING: More than 200,000 people are set to descend on Stradbally in County Laois today as the Ploughing Championships kick off.

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