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The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Time magazine takes on Trump, bin charges, and fire safety – here’s your morning news round-up.
Jun 28th 2017, 8:01 AM 9,392 1

EVERY MORNING, brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.

1. #FIRE SAFETY: Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has ordered the coordination of a task force to re-appraise fire safety in Ireland in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire.

2. #CENSUS: The Central Statistics Office will issue court summonses up to eight people over a failure to fill out their census forms.

3. #FAKE NEWS: Time magazine has asked the Trump Organisation to remove fake magazine covers which feature the US president from a number of his golf clubs.

4. #BIN CHARGES: Waste operators have four months to roll out brown bins around the country after the government announced ending flat fee charges.

5. #PETYA: A global wave of cyberattacks appeared to have Ukraine as a primary target – but users who updated their systems should have been protected, according to experts.

6. #MORE TDS PLEASE: Ireland should get two new TDs following the next general election, and some areas will be gaining extra elected representatives, says a report.

7. #VENEZUELA: A helicopter dropped two grenades on Venezuela’s Supreme Court building in a “terror attack” against the government, President Nicolas Maduro said.

8. #HOMELESS VETERANS: At midday today, the 9th annual fundraising appeal for homeless former members of the Defence Forces will be launched.

9. #TIME PRESSURE: An education committee will discuss adding 30 minutes to the Junior Cert English exam, after 12,000 students signed a petition.

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