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The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s what you need to know as you start your day.

Updated Sep 4th 2019, 8:46 AM

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

1. #BREXIT: UK MPs last night voted to debate a bill today that would extend the current Brexit deadline to 31 January 2020 at the earliest.

2. #NO DEAL: The Government will give ‘top priority’ to plans for a no-deal Brexit following a meeting of the Cabinet last night.

3. #THEFTS: Gardaí in Dublin probing a spate of car thefts are investigating claims that two men dressed in what appeared to be boiler suits were carrying out the crimes using a new type of technology which allows easy access to vehicles.

4. #PENCE: US Vice President Mike Pence is due to fly out of Shannon today, as his two-day Irish visit comes to an end.

5. #APPEAL: Gardaí are renewing their appeal for information about 17-year-old Raonaid Murray on the 20th anniversary of her death.

6. #DORIAN: Hurricane Dorian has claimed the lives of at least seven people after devastating parts of the Bahamas.

7. #SANDWICH BOARDS: Dublin City Council has received zero valid applications from businesses to place sandwich boards outside their premises since the deadline passed on August 31.

8. #PADDY POWER: Bookmakers Paddy Power is selling off 14 of its shops across the country. 

9. #MEAT PLANTS: A Chinese delegation to Ireland will visit a meat plant in Roscommon today after a meeting on Monday was cancelled due to protesting farmers blocking the factory gates

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