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Dublin: 1 °C Wednesday 26 February, 2020

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

It’s Wednesday and here’s all the news you need to know.

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

1. #GREECE: Tomorrow will be the absolute final deadline for Greece to submit its debt plan.

2. #BRIAN COWEN: The former Taoiseach will be back in front of the banking inquiry today.

3. #BACK TO SCHOOL: Some parents are forced to chose between paying for school supplies and paying for food while others go to moneylenders to get through the back to school period.

4. #THAILAND: The trial of the men accused of murdering two British backpackers has started.

5. #SEXTORTION: The FBI has issued an appeal asking for help identifying more than 240 victims of a man who extorted explicit images from teenage girls online, BBC reports.

6. #MIGRANT CRISIS: A representative association for members of the Defence Forces have said the naval crew of the LÉ Eithne were not given full allowances during their time in the Mediterranean rescuing migrants, The Irish Examiner reports.

7. #HEALTHCARE: Figures show Irish doctors are among the best paid in the world with consultants in particular coming out on top.

9. #FAMILY TREE: Searching for your ancestors is about to get a lot easier as the National Library of Ireland is making the entire collection of Catholic parish register microfilms available online.

9. #RYANAIR: The airline announced a massive sale to celebrate its 30th birthday – and its website almost immediately crashed as customers flocked to nab a deal.

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