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The 9 at 9: Tuesday

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

The 9 at 9
The 9 at 9

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

1. #ATHLONE: A man is due to appear in Longford District Court this morning after being charged last night with the assault of two young girls in Athlone over the weekend.

2. #SHUTDOWN: Around 800,000 government workers will be sent home today after the US government shuts down following Obamacare row.

3. #LABOUR: The Irish Times/Ipsos survey published today sees the Labour Party plunging 6 per cent in the polls, the worst showing for the party in 26 years.

4. #HOUSE PRICES: Dublin house prices were up by 7.7 per cent on last year, but prices have dropped in every other county, says report.

5. #5 YEARS ON: This day five years ago we were waking up to the front pages of the world’s newspapers being dominated by the downturn of the global economy. Here is a selection of them.

6. #SEANAD DEBATE: A debate on the Seanad is due to take place tonight on Prime Time, which Taoiseach Enda Kenny declined to take part in last week. However, Fine Gael still won’t reveal this morning who will take the hot seat tonight.

7.#STRIKE: The IMO said junior doctors will strike next Tuesday 8 October.

8. #LEICESTER: Four men are due in court today in Leicester in relation to a house fire that killed the family of Dublin-based neurosurgeon Muhammad Taufiq al Sattar.

9. #STUDENTS: Demonstrations are to be held around the country today as students protest against potential cuts to the maintenance grant.

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