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Dublin: 5 °C Wednesday 18 September, 2019

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s everything you need to know as the day gets started.

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Updated Aug 7th 2019, 9:05 AM

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

1. #LANZAROTE: Tributes have been paid to teenager Mikey Leddy from Co Meath who died while on holiday in Lanzarote.

2. #MISSING: Malaysian police investigating the disappearance of 15-year-old Irish citizen Nóra Quoirin have widened their search.

3. #DUBLIN: A convicted rapist was set upon by a group of ‘vigilantes’ in Finglas on Monday evening, weeks after being released from prison.

4. #HOUSING: Dublin City Council need to get “aggressive” in enforcing the new short-term letting laws, according to Sinn Féin’s housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin.

5. #CERVICALCHECK: The story of one woman – named Sharon – has detailed the experience of those who were not told of their smear test results.

6. #GAVESTON: A police chief in Texas has apologised after a photo of two police officers mounted on horseback walking a handcuffed black man by a rope went viral.

7. #SHOOTINGS: US President Donald Trump will make controversial visits to El Paso and Dayton today, the two cities where mass shootings left 31 people dead.

8. #TENSIONS: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has vowed to fight India’s decision to revoke Indian-administered Kashmir’s autonomy, including at the UN Security Council. (BBC News

9. #SUMMER SHOWDOWN: Thousands of GAA fans hoping to secure tickets for Dublin’s clash with Mayo in the All-Ireland semi-final on Saturday faced hours of frustration and disappointment as the first allocation quickly sold out.

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And finally, in this week’s episode of Ireland 2029, we look at whether Ireland could build the world’s most successful women’s football league

The seventh episode of Ireland 2029: Shaping Our Future is live right now.

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