The 9 at 9: Tuesday


Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Updated Tue 8:45 AM

EVERY MORNING, brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.

1. #ON THE WAY: Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party parliamentary members have endorsed the programme for government. 

2. #FLU SEASON: Experts have warned that colds, flus and Covid-19 combined could overwhelm the Irish health system this winter. 

3. #PROPERTY: The pandemic is set to cause a major shortfall in housing supply according to a new study. 

4. #COVID-19: Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan has said shows Ireland hasn’t had any excess mortality in over six weeks. 

5. #CAUTION: Many nursing homes are taking a “cautious approach” to allowing visits despite a green light from the HSE. 

6. #RECENT ARRIVALS: New Zealand reported its first new Covid-19 cases in 25 days in two recent arrivals from the UK. 

7. #OKLAHOMA: US President Donald Trump has rejected health concerns for a planned election rally this weekend and said he actually wants to triple crowd numbers. 

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8. #LANCET STUDY: One in five people have an “underlying condition that increases severe Covid-19 risk”, according to a new study. 

9. #INVESTIGATION: Former eBay employees have been charged after allegedly sending spiders and cockroaches to a US couple. 


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