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The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

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Updated Aug 21st 2019, 8:52 AM

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

1. #ATM THEFTS Three more men have been arrested and a quantity of cash has been recovered by gardaí investigating an attempted ATM robbery in Cavan last week.

2. #SEX ABUSE Disgraced Australian Cardinal George Pell has lost an appeal against child sex abuse convictions at a Melbourne cathedral in the 1990s.

3. #GREENLAND Donald Trump has postponed a planned meeting with Denmark’s prime minister because the country told the United States that Greenland is not for sale.

4. #DISSIDENT ATTACK Gardaí and the PSNI believe a handful of dissidents could have carried out Monday’s bomb attack in Fermanagh.

5. #BEEF PRICES Talks between farmers’ groups and Meat Industry Ireland to resolve a dispute over beef prices have finished with a document that has been accepted by all sides.

6. #BREXIT UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet German premier Angela Merkel in Berlin today as he begins a series of talks with European leaders on Brexit.

7. #MEASLES Concerns have been raised about the possibility that Ireland could lose its measles-free status following a recent spike in cases of the virus here.

8.  #PSC CONTROVERSY Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe was briefed on the findings of a new report into the Public Services Card last year, The Irish Examiner has reported.

9. #WEATHER It will be a dry start to the day with some sunshine, but rain from the west will spread across the country during the afternoon and evening, before it becomes dry again tonight. Highest temperatures will be between 16 and 18 degrees Celsius. 

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