first_img Image: rpavich via Flickr EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.1. #BAPTISM BARRIER: Minister for Education Richard Bruton is to announce plans to address difficulties for children accessing primary education in Catholic schools.2. #WEALTH GAP: Eight men own the same amount of wealth as the combined wealth of the poorest half of the planet, according to new research.3. #KILKENNY: A woman in her 60s was killed when she was struck by a car yesterday evening.4. #NORTHERN IRELAND: A general election will be calledat 5pm today if Sinn Féin fails to put forward a replacement for Martin McGuinness.5. #BREXIT: US President-elect Donald Trump has described Brexit as “a great thing” and said he thinks more countries will leave the EU.6. #KYRGYZSTAN: A Turkish cargo plane has crashed into a village, killing at least 37 people and destroying homes.7. #GAMBLING: There is a push for the enactment of legislation to address gambling in Ireland.8. #ASSAULTS: Two men are in critical condition after separate assaults in Offaly and Wicklow over the weekend.9. #THE JOSHUA TREE: Tickets for U2′s widely anticipated concert go on sale this morning. Monday 16 Jan 2017, 8:50 AM By Michelle Hennessy No Comments http://jrnl.ie/3188753 Jan 16th 2017, 8:50 AM Share3 Tweet Email Short URL The 9 at 9: Monday Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day. 13,086 Views Image: rpavich via Flickr Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img