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The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s all the news you need to know this Wednesday morning.
Apr 17th 2019, 7:57 AM 10,866 0

Updated Apr 17th 2019, 8:57 AM

EVERY MORNING, ;brings you the stories you need to know as you wake up.

1. #AIRBNB The Minister for Housing has told politicians to “hold their nerve” if Airbnb hosts ask them for a “grace period” in introducing new short-term letting laws.

2. #REGULATIONS Gardaí have called for clearer guidelines on how they are expected to police evictions, following a number of high-profile incidents last year.

3. #DRUG PROBLEM The number of people treated for problem cocaine use has nearly doubled in recent years, according to new data from the Health Research Board.

4. #COURTS All-Ireland winning hurler Ronan Burke has initiated High Court proceedings against the publisher of the Irish Daily Star newspaper.

5. #EXTRADITED The Ecuadorian President has told BBC that Julian Assange had his asylum revoked following a string of bad behaviour at the country’s embassy in London.

6. #FINGLAS Gardaí are continuing to investigate after shots were fired at a house in Finglas in north Dublin last night.

7. #SUZHOU ZOO The Yangtze giant softshell turtle, the world’s rarest turtle, is a step closer to extinction following the death of the last female specimen at a Chinese zoo.

8. #CLIMATE ACTION Activist Greta Thunberg has told the European Parliament that “cathedral-thinking” is needed to tackle the global problem of climate change.

9. #WEATHER It will be a dry day with a mix of cloud and hazy sunshine across the country today, with top temperatures of between 11 and 17 degrees Celsius.

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