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The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning. Here’s everything you need to know before you start your day.

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EVERY MORNING, brings you the nine stories, a little before nine, you need to know with your morning coffee.

1. #MINERS: The death toll is rising following an explosion at a mine in Turkey which has killed over 200 people, with hundreds more trapped underground.

2. #HOUSING: The Minister for Finance said that Ireland is “a long way from a housing bubble” stating that the government’s new construction stimulus will not encourage one. [RTÉ]

3. #RECESSION: Men are hit harder than women during a recession, according to an ESRI survey, which says men’s employment fell more sharply than women’s.

4. #ADAMS: The Irish Independent report that the Police Ombudsman is investigating allegations that Gerry Adams was briefed prior to giving evidence at his brother’s trial.

5.#STUDENT FEES: A top economist has said that university fees should be capped and there should be a move towards European norms of taxation.

6. #UP IN THE AIR: Air traffic figures for April show an increase at all three airports with Shannon seeing a significant rise of over 30 per cent.

7. #BUS EIREANN: The Irish Independent reports that an internal report by the company says there is no basis to refer kickback allegations to gardaí.

8. #GILLIGAN: The Herald reports that John Gilligan is still recovering after being shot in March and that he is in a wheelchair. He is currently in the UK, states the newspaper.

9. #PHONE USERS: Using your mobile phone 15 hours per month can triple your risk of brain cancer, says French scientists.

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