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The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s what’s happening today.

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Updated Dec 19th 2018, 8:44 AM

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

1. #PAPAL VISIT:  New documents have revealed that the Taoiseach’s constituency office passed specific complaints about the Pope’s visit from a local resident to a senior manager within Dublin City Council. 

2. #PLANNING: British businesses have said they are “watching in horror” as the risk of a no-deal Brexit ramps up

3. #IRISH FERRIES: A minister at the Department of Transport has asked his officials to “engage” with Irish Ferries over concerns surrounding the future of the Rosslare-France service.

4. #20 YEARS ON: A report to be published into the shooting dead of a republican by gardaí during an attempted robbery from the Real IRA in 1998 is to be critical of the actions of An Garda Síochána.

5. #LIMERICK: An appeal has been made after a defibrillator was stolen from a rural Limerick community.

6. #FUEL COSTS: New documents have shown that Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe was on the verge of sanctioning a €10 increase in carbon tax only for a later change of mind. 

7. #CRUEL: Police in New Zealand are investigating the “brutal” and “disturbing” killing of six baby seals south of Christchurch

8. #IDENTITY: What is a ‘terf’ and what’s going on with the UK’s debate on transgender rights? This explainer fills you in

9. #COMPETITION: The rising cost of living, housing shortages and Brexit all pose a “threat” to Ireland’s economy

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