The 9 at 9 Monday

first_imgEVERY MORNING, brings you the nine things you need to know as you start your day.1. #LOUTH A woman (35) was killed when her car collided with another vehicle at Castletown, Dunleer, at approximately 10.15pm last night. The road is closed for a Garda forensic examination, and diversions are in place. Gardaí are appealing for witness to contact Dunleer Garda Station on 041 6862380.2. #BUDGET Have Budget talks stalled? According to the Irish Independent today, detailed preparations for the 2014 budget have been stalled until the pay savings under the Croke Park II deal are achieved. Meanwhile, a Fine Gael minister has said that the budget ‘will ease austerity’, the Irish Times reports. The paper also says that a ‘major concession’ to middle-income taxpayers will be included in the budget.3. #ABORTION A leading perinatal psychologist, Dr Anthony McCarthy, has said that having a six-doctor panel to assess suicidal pregnant women is “almost like a sick joke” and told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland that “we have learned nothing if this is a serious suggestion”. Reports at the weekend said that Labour had rejected a Fine Gael plan in an abortion bill legislating for the X Case, due to the fact it suggested the idea of the multi-doctor panel.4. #ATMS In a move that reflects Irish people’s tighter budgets, the Irish Times reports that banks will begin to dispense €10 notes later this year. The details will be discussed in the national Payments Plan, due to be published on Wednesday.5. #SAVITA Praveen Halappanavar has flown to India to speak with his late wife Savita’s parents about last week’s inquest, the Irish Independent reports. Savita’s father, Andanappa Yalagi, told the Irish Daily Mail that he wants someone held responsible for his daughter’s death, and that he and his wife are not convinced the Irish government is taking her death seriously enough.6. #PROTEST Students are to protest over the delayed opening of a €2.7m Kildare school today. St Anne’s national school was ‘completed’ in December 2011, but lies vacant, while the pupils and staff are using prefabs and a 1949 building, the protest organisers say. The facility failed a health and safety inspection in 2011.7. #BOSTON Suspected Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is ‘awake and responding to questions’, latest reports from the USA say. The 19-year-old’s throat is severely injured, and he is said to be writing down his responses to questions from investigators.8. #HO-HUM BANDIT Adam Lynch, an Irish man living in the US who was dubbed the ‘Ho-Hum Bandit’, has been sentenced to five-and-a-half-years in prison in Denver, Colorado, the Irish Examiner reports. Lynch (36) pleaded guilty to a string of robberies. He will be released in around three years, but faces more charges in another state.9. #INDIA A second man has been arrested in connection with the abduction and rape of a five-year-old girl in New Delhi, India. Pradeep Kumar was arrested at a relative’s home after the main accused, Manoj Kumar, said he had taken part in the shocking attack. The child is being treated at a hospital for internal injuries.last_img

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