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Dublin: 16 °C Monday 16 July, 2018

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s everything you need to know as the day gets underway.

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EVERY MORNING, brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.

1. JUNIOR CERTIFICATE: A total of 61,654 students will receive their Junior Cert results today, with warnings to avoid alcohol ahead of celebrations.

2. #HEALTH: Ireland ranks poorly in terms of alcohol use, child sex abuse and the suicide rate, according to a newly released study.

3. #WEATHER: There will be thundery bursts across four counties today while it will be “rather autumnal” elsewhere, according to Met Éireann.

4. #DISCRETION: Gardaí have said they will use “discretion” around drug laws following the introduction of supervised injecting centres in Dublin, amid local fears that users will be able to possess heroin without the prospect of prosecution.

5. #CRITICISM: Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi will not attend the United Nations General Assembly later this month, amid criticism over her failure to speak up for Rohingya Muslims fleeing Rakhine state in huge numbers.

6. #TRAVEL BAN: The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled to allow the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees.

7. #CABINET: The Cabinet is due to meet later today to discuss the resignation of the garda commissioner and the housing crisis, RTÉ reports.

8. #CRISIS: Deposit caps and crackdowns on landlords are being considered by government as measures to help renters dealing with the housing crisis, according to the Irish Examiner.

9. #STABBING: Gardaí have issued an appeal for information after two young men were stabbed in Swords last night.

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