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Dublin: 9 °C Friday 23 March, 2018

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s what you need to know as the day begins.

Image: Nick Ansell

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

1. #GANGLAND: Gardaí are waiting for DNA results after forensic tests on the car found after the murder of Eddie Hutch.

2. #ARMED GUARDS: The head of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors says that yesterday’s announcement of a new armed unit for Dublin is “misleading” and will just see gardaí pulled from existing units.

3. #MINI-CAB: A renewed call has been made for the establishment of a mini-Criminal Assets Bureau to help fight gangland crime.

4. #NEW HAMPSHIRE: Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have scored big wins in the Democratic and Republican primaries in New Hampshire.

5. #RENT HIKES: Businesses are being warned that commercial rents are set to shoot up.

6. #999: Workers at Ireland’s 999 call centres have voted in favour of strike action.

7. #MIRACLE: A soldier buried in an avalanche has been found alive after six days.

8. #WEATHER: It’s going to be cold again. Hooray.

9. #JOHN LEWIS: A woman in Manchester had a lucky escape in John Lewis store – falling 60 feet onto a bed.

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