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The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s what you need to know as you start the day.

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

1. #HOSPITAL BREAKDOWN: More than 9,200 people aged 75 and over have been kept waiting over 24 hours in Emergency Departments – despite the government setting a target to abolish such ‘trolley time’.

2. #HARARE: Zimbabwe’s army is denying it’s carrying out a coup in the country despite it seizing control of TV and radio stations.

3. #EXPLOSION: A man in his 20s has died and two people have been injured following a fire and explosion at a house in Drogheda Co. Louth.

4. #INTO THE VOIDS: The Department of Housing has denied accusations that it is “cooking the books” when it reports on vacant council housing.

5. #GUTTED: Martin O’Neill says he will hold talks with FAI chief executive John Delaney after last night’s World Cup play-off humiliation.

6. #WEINSTEIN: An unnamed actress has sued Harvey Weinstein alleging he committed sexual battery against her in Beverly Hills hotel rooms in 2015 and 2016 after she agreed to meet the producer to discuss a television role.

7. #HIGH COURT: A nephew of Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch has taken legal proceedings against the governor of the prison in which he’s been incarcerated since 2011.

8. #VIOLENCE: Attacks on mental health staff went from 11 in 2015 to 149 so far this year.

9. #CRACK PIPES: There has been an increase in use of crack cocaine in the North Inner City area of Dublin in recent months.

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