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The 9 at 9: Wednesday

We’re half-way through the week, and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

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

1. #IRISH WATER: No indication has been given as to whether the government will reach agreement on water charges at this morning’s cabinet meeting. The Tánaiste said last night that it was important to ensure that people get “a genuinely free allowance” of water.

2. #INVESTIGATION: The acting garda commissioner said she is confident that that those responsible for the death of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe will be brought to justice. The 41-year-old father of two was shot dead during an armed robbery in Louth in January 2013.

3. #UNITED STATES: A death row inmate has died from a heart attack during a ‘botched’ execution that used untested drugs.

4. #ANGLO: ‘Thanks for coming lads, but I’ve no comment,’ was the reaction the former Financial Regulator Patrick Neary gave to the Irish Daily Mail on yesterday’s Anglo ruling. Here’s what the judge had to said about Neary in yesterday’s ruling.

5. #UNIDENTIFIED:  Gardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a seriously injured unconscious man in north Dublin. He has not yet been identified.

6. #INNOVATION: Almost €50 million in funding has been announced for a range of research projects. Over 200 researchers taking part in 36 projects across Ireland are set to benefit from the new government initiative.

7. #BLADE RUNNER: A man has been charged and is due to appear before court later today in connection with an incident yesterday at Leinster House in which a man armed with swords entered the complex. He was apprehended by security staff and gardaí.

8. #SCHOOL FEES: Newtown School Waterford, the only Quaker school in Ireland, will scrap fees for day pupils in September, the Irish Independent reports. The decision was taken as parents ‘struggled to pay fees’.

9. #DADADA-DADADA-DA DA DA: It has been 20 years since Riverdance first graced our screens, and soon became a global phenomenon, causing a resurgence in popularity for Irish dancing.

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