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The 9 at 9 Tuesday

first_imgOver on DailyEdge.ie: Is David Beckham afraid he’ll forget his wife’s name? And who does Madonna fancy? Find out in The Dredge… EVERT DAY TheJournal.ie brings you nine things you should know with your morning cup of coffee.1. #MASS SHOOTING: The gunman who died after killing 12 people at a naval installation in Washington DC was a former Navy serviceman, according to authorities in the US. Aaron Alexis died in a gun battle with police after the shooting rampage in which eight others were injured.2. #THINKING: The three main political parties begin day-two of their annual parliamentary party think-ins today. It comes as Taoiseach Enda Kenny indicated last night that the next election will take place in March 2016.3. #ROADS: A motorcyclist has died after a road crash in Westmeath yesterday evening. Meanwhile in Clare, a young man has died after his car hit a wall in the early hours of this morning.4. #DIRECT PROVISION: The High Court will this morning hear the initial phase of a challenge of the system of direct provision for asylum seekers who come to Ireland. A family of six says the system is unconstitutional.5. #COSTA CONCORDIA: Engineers have pulled off a memorable and incredible feat off the Tuscan coast overnight bringing the stricken cruise liner, the Costa Concordia, upright following a 19-hour operation. See the amazing pictures here.6. #NORTHERN IRELAND: The US diplomat Richard Haas is in Belfast today to chair inter-party talks in attempt to resolve various disputes between nationalists and unionists. He expects to conclude talks on parades, flags and the past by the end of the year.7. #PRISON OFFICER: A prison officer who fought cancer was awarded €80,000 by an Equality Tribunal after being denied a chance to interview for a promotion. One of the man’s superiors is said to have told the complainant he was “no spring chicken”.8. #SOUTHEAST: The southeast of the country should have a regional IDA office, investment in its airport, and be made a world leader in food, according to an Oireachtas committee report published yesterday.9. #GRAND THEFT OOPS: Amazon was left red-faced yesterday after some of its customers who pre-ordered the eagerly anticipated Grand Theft Auto 5 got their copy early, breaking a strict embargo imposed by the video’s game’s maker, BBC News reports. GTA5, launching today, will make over €1 billion in sales over its lifetime.last_img read more

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