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Dublin: 12°C Sunday 9 May 2021

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Everything you need to know as we head into another day of hideous weather.

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EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

1. #WEATHER: It’s cold outside. And there’s a storm to come. Motorists are being urged to take extra care on the roads, as conditions are treacherous, and five weather warnings remain in effect.

2. #TO THE STREETS: Nurses march on the Dáil today in protest over the overcrowding crisis as workers in Naas General Hospital announce plans for work-to-rule.

3. #IRISH WATER: The meters being installed in pavements around the country only have a 15-year life span, the semi state has admitted.

4. #NO MORE: Fine Gael is ‘done apologising’ a cabinet minister said last night at the end of what was widely described as a positive and productive parliamentary party meeting, held in Dublin city centre.

5. #LOADS OF MONEY: The State collected almost €90 million from parking charges last year, according to figures obtained by RTÉ. Dublin City Council collected the largest amount.

6. #BUS: A shell has hit a bus in eastern Ukraine, killing at least 12 people and wounding many more, according to the country’s military, the BBC reports.

7. #ALERT DNA samples have been taken from the phone box used to call in a bomb threat to Intel yesterday morning, the Irish Examiner is reporting.

8. #WHO’S WITH ME?: Who’s in, and who’s out of the new political groupings being put together in the Dáil. We spoke to some key TDs.

9. #NO EXCUSES The Mayor of Limerick went onto national radio this morning to apologise for using a car parking space reserved for people with disabilities.

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