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Dublin: 9 °C Thursday 17 October, 2019

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

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Updated Sep 18th 2019, 8:48 AM

EVERY MORNING, brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.

1. #SHOOTING: A man in his 60s has been shot dead in Co Mayo. A man in his 80s has been arrested.

2. #PSC: The government could be set for a legal showdown with the Data Protection Commission if it ignores the watchdog’s orders on the Public Services Card.

3. #BEEF: Restaurants could run out of beef if blockades outside meat factories continue, the Restaurants Association of Ireland has warned. Farmers are protesting over the prices they receive for their animals.

4. #SOLDIER F: A former British soldier charged with murdering two people in the 1972 Bloody Sunday killings faces an initial court hearing today.

5. #ISRAEL: The results in Israel’s general election are too close to call, according to an exit poll. 

6. #BREXIT: The British government’s lawyers will argue that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament was lawful and the Supreme Court cannot interfere in political matters, Sky News reports.

7. #NURSING HOMES: A 10% increase in both home and residential care would drastically reduce pressure on bed availability in Irish hospitals, according to a new report.

8. #BUSKING: Musicians and performers in Galway have branded as “ridiculous” new bylaws on busking in the city.

9. #TIME OUT: Stoneybatter in Dublin has been named Ireland’s “coolest neighbourhood” by Time Out. The magazine said the area is “one of the most central places where young people can still afford to live” in the capital.

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