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The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Catch up as you wake up.

Image: Vin on the move via Flickr

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

1. #WATER: Today we will finally find out what the plans for water charges are. Here’s some of what we know so far.

2. #THREAT: Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly received a second threat in the space of 24 hours, reports The Herald – this time the caller warned Kelly would be shot before the end of the day.

3. #CRIME: There are more than 113,000 outstanding arrest warrants on the garda Pulse system, though Minister Frances Fitzgerald said most of them are not related to serious crime.

4. #IRISH WATER: Another data breach by the semi-State body was revealed by yesterday, after an employee sent a businessman’s details to another customer.

5. #NOT TRUE: Journalist Ian Bailey has denied that he told a picture editor of a newspaper that he had photos of murdered woman Sophie Toscan du Plantier, The Irish Times reports.

6. #IN THE GREEN: Applegreen, which runs the popular service stations around the country, is reporting profits of more than €10 million for 2013.

7. #A BIT POSH: Anti Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy, who has been previously described as a “champagne socialist”, told us he’s not too posh to represent working class people in his constituency.

8. #JERUSALEM: The Israeli Prime Minister has vowed to speed up home demolitions of perpetrators of attacks in Jerusalem following an axe attack at a synagogue that killed four.

9. #SAVED: Remember Benjy the gay bull? He has been saved from slaughter by none other than Sam Simon, co-creator of The Simpsons.

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