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The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

The 9 at 9
The 9 at 9

EVERY DAY, TheJournal.ie brings you nine things you need to know with your morning cup of coffee.

1. #ANGLO TAPES: The Governor of the Central Bank, Patrick Honohan is set to appear before the Oireachtas Finance Committee later today to answer questions on the Anglo Tapes and the banks’ legal letters.

2. #TEACHERS: Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn has said ASTI teachers will face compulsory redundancy if they reject the pay deal, while the ASTI General Secretary Pat King has warned against allowance cuts. [RTE]

3. #SUSI: The Ombudsman has accepted more than 50 complaints from students regarding the processing of grant applications for last year by grant-awarding body SUSI. [RTE]

4. #CHEMICAL WEAPONS: Ireland is to give €200, ooo towards destroying weapons in Syria.

5. #NEW PASSPORTS: Expected to be officially in use by October, the pages of passports could feature scenes reflecting Irish culture and heritage, such as the Samuel Beckett Bridge. [The Irish Independent]

6. #KILKENNY: Laws that ban drinking on the streets of Kilkenny have been amended to allow a relaxation of the rules under certain circumstances.

7. #PERU: Michaella McCollum Connolly and Melissa Reid who pleaded guilty yesterday will be sentenced to six years and eight months in prison, a spokesperson has said.

8. #ITALY: The search for bodies that were never recovered from Costa Concordia has begun, twenty months after the cruise ship hit the rocks off the coast in Tuscany.

9. #KENYA: Three days of national mourning has begun in Kenya following the end of a terrorism attack in a shopping centre in Nairobi in which 67 people died. [BBC]

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