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The 9 at 9 Here are the nine stories you need to know as we head towards the weekend.

EVERY MORNING, brings you the nine stories, a little before nine, you need to know with your morning coffee.

1. #SEARCH: The families of two missing men at the centre of a massive search operation by gardaí say they ‘fear for the worst’, the Irish Independent reports. The two men, both in their 30s, have not been seen since Tuesday evening when they  travelled to Cavan together.

2. #HIJACKING: A plane has landed at Bali airport in Indonesia after a suspected hijacking.

3. #LIMERICK: A student collapsed mid-class at the University of Limerick and later died in hospital. The woman was a final year business student.

4. #UKRAINE: Russia has revived war games on the country’s border after Kiev ordered attacks on pro-Kremlin rebels. The US has branded the movements as potentially an “expensive mistake”.

5. #CRACKDOWN: Almost 300 drivers were detected holding a mobile phone while driving during an enforcement drive by gardaí.

6. #TAX CUTS: Siptu has called for an increase in private sector pay before tax cuts are introduced, the Irish Independent reports. The call was in response to comments by PSEU’s president that public sector pay cuts need to be reserved.

7. #BODY: A post mortem is due to be carried out on a body found in a canal in Dublin yesterday. The man’s body has not yet been identified.

8. #SOCCER: The Football Association of Ireland is due to submit a bid for Dublin to host the 2020 European Championship, RTÉ report. If successful, it would see four games played at the AVIVA.

9. #OPENED ARCHIVE: The National Library of Ireland has digitised a massive database of images dating back centuries. You can browse it online here.

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