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The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s all the news you need to know as you start your day.

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Updated Oct 9th 2019, 8:55 AM

1. #BUDGET 2020: As people begin to assess the main changes in this year’s Budget, some measures already came into effect at midnight.

2. #COMMUTER DISRUPTION: Irish Rail has said there will be “significant delays” in an out of Hueston station in Dublin this morning due to vandals damaging the signalling system. 

3. #BALLYFERMOT: A known criminal and his associate are alleged to have extorted money from companies, including one building houses for Dublin City Council, by offering them protection from anti-social behaviour.

4. #CONSTITUTIONAL CLASH: The White House has declared it will not cooperate with what it termed an “illegitimate” impeachment probe by Democrats.

5. #SOCIAL MEDIA: Members of an Oireachtas committee are to challenge Twitter over its handling of the online abuse received by Fiona Ryan and her family after they appeared on a Lidl advertising campaign. 

6. #BREXIT: A number of ministers in Boris Johnson’s Cabinet are reportedly ready to resign over concerns he is leading the UK towards a no-deal Brexit.

7. #DATA: Twitter has apologised after “inadvertently” using phone numbers and email addresses for advertising even though the personal data was provided for security.

8. #US: A nine-year-old boy has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder following a mobile home fire that killed three children and two adults in Illinois.

9. #GIRLS IN GREEN: Ireland made it two wins from two in their Euro 2021 qualifiers last night after beating Ukraine 3-2 in front of a record crowd at Tallaght Stadium.

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