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The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s what’s made the headlines so far today.

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

1. #VISAS The US House of Representatives has passed a bill that would open up a number of visas designated for Australia to Irish citizens. 

2. #SEX CRIME A suspected international pimp has been given permission to remain in Ireland despite a number of active investigations into him, TheJournal.ie has learned.

3. #MORE THAN A GAME Hurling and camogie have been added to a UNESCO list designed to raise the awareness of important cultures worldwide.

4. #BREXIT The Bank of England has warned that a no-deal Brexit would trigger a financial crisis in Britain and that the pound could plunge by 25%.

5. #COLD HARD CASH Calls have been made for the introduction of a payment in times of severe weather events. 

6. #COURTS A man who threatened to put intimate images of his ex-partner up on Facebook if she didn’t pay him €5,000 he claimed she owed has avoided jail.

7. #DIASPORA Ten people will be honoured at the Presidential Distinguished Service Awards for the Irish Abroad today.

8. #BEAR ATTACK A woman and her ten-month old baby have been killed after being attacked by a grizzly bear in Canada.

9. #WEATHER Rain in the east will clear as the morning develops, although scattered heavy showers will become more widespread across the country during the afternoon.

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