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Dublin: 6 °C Wednesday 23 May, 2018

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

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EVERY MORNING, brings you the stories you need to know as you wake up.

1. #WATER CHARGES: A majority of Irish people think water charges should be abolished in the wake of the general election result.

2. #PLAYING NICE: Fine Gael is prepared to offer an equal number of cabinet ministries to Fianna Fáil, as well as the option of a rotating Taoiseach, The Irish Times reports.

3. #LEGEND: Music producer George Martin, who helped turn the Beatles into global stars, has died.

4. #NEXT OF KIN: Police in Wales are searching for the family of an elderly Irish man who died.

5. #GANGLAND FEUD: Gardaí are searching 11 homes in Dublin this morning as part of its investigation into gangland activity.

6. #DECISIONS: There was an increase in the number of CAO applications this year, with arts and social science receiving the most interest.

7. #AUSTRALIA: The man who raped and murdered Irish woman Jill Meagher has launched an appeal against two other convictions for rape.

8. #WANTED: A man wanted in connection with the fatal stabbing of a young man on a night out in London may be hiding in the Netherlands.

9. #NEW ZEALAND: Four police officers have been shot after a siege erupted during a drug bust.

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