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The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day…

The 9 at 9
The 9 at 9

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

1. #SYRIA: Syria has been accused of large-scale killing and torture in a report which reveals graphic images of torture victims taken by a photographer who claims to have defected from the Syrian military police.

2. #IRISH WATER: The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has defended Irish Water and its chief executive John Tierney this morning.

3. #PYLONS: The Irish Examiner reports that more than half of Government TDs who live along Eirgrid’s planned routes said they would not like to live next to a pylon.

4. #SEX EDUCATION: The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment are currently developing a new short course on relationships and sexuality education under the new Junior Certificate reforms.

5. #STRIKE: Staff at Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork are due to picket this morning over pay concerns.

6. #DISPOSABLE INCOME: The latest survey from the Irish League of Credit Unions shows the number of people with no money left over after essential bills has fallen by almost 40,000.

7. #DENIS O’BRIEN: In an interview with The Financial Times today, it states O’Brien will launch a “massive push” this year to expand his global telecoms business into next-generation mobile and fixed line services.

8. #RTE: The Irish Times reports that RTÉ’s Chairman Tom Savage wrote to the Minister for Communications after the Budget expressing his concern about the subvention from the free TV licence scheme.

9. #IRAN: Following controversy yesterday about Iran being invited to Syrian peace talks, the United Nations has rescinded Iran’s invite, reports The Wall Street Journal.

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