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The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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

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Updated Apr 24th 2019, 8:45 AM

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

1. #LYRA MCKEE: The funeral of journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot dead in Derry last week, will take place at St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast this afternoon. 

2. #SRI LANKA: Police in Sri Lanka have carried out a controlled explosion on a motorbike parked near a popular cinema near the capital Colombo.

3. #MARSQUAKE: Nasa has said its InSight lander might have detected the first-known seismic tremor on Mars – or what it has dubbed “Marsquake”. 

4. #HOSPITAL: Dead bodies have been left lying on trolleys at University Hospital Waterford, leaking bodily fluids on to corridors, according to a damning letter, the Irish Times reports. 

5. #ELECTIONS: It’s looking more and more likely that the UK will vote in European elections along with the rest of the EU. This is the current state of play.

6. #BIRDS: Zoologists at Trinity College Dublin have discovered two new species of birds following 20 years of research on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. 

7. #VESSEL: The Marine Institute in Co Galway has issued a €22 million tender for a new research vessel due for completion by 2022. 

8. #DATABASE: The National Children’s Hospital could be completed in 2023 without a modern electronic health records system due to tendering delays, the Times (Ireland Edition) reports.

9. #TWITTER: US President Donald Trump and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey have met in the White House to discuss social media, the BBC has reported

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