The 9 at 9 Wednesday

first_imgEVERY MORNING brings you the nine stories you need to know a little before 9am.1. #GAZA: Early morning shelling killed dozens of people in Gaza, including at least 16 people at a UN school.2. #TRAFFICKING: Victims of trafficking who were forced to work in growhouses are getting tougher sentences for cannabis cultivation than Irish people.3. #FLYING THE NEST: Up to 20,000 extra people moved out of their parents’ homes in 2011 compared to 2006 because of falling rents during the recession and they also left at a younger age.4. #NORTHERN IRELAND: Charlie Flanagan will today make his first trip to Belfast for talks since taking office as Foreign Affairs Minister.5. HOUSES: Mortgage arrears in AIB are down and continuing to fall, according to AIB’s Chief Executive who was speaking as the bank reports a €437m profit for the first half of 2014.6. #WIKILEAKS: The latest revelation from Wikileaks is that a gagging order was put in place to restrict the reporting of a ‘multi-million dollar corruption case’.7. #CONMAN: A man who has admitted to charge of fraud said he lives four separate lives and had a wife, two fiancées, a girlfriend and four children, a number of papers report this morning.8. #SALE: NAMA is selling its first retail park portfolio, which includes four parks and a large part of Carrickmines Retail Park.9. #ONE YEAR ON: Amnesty International is calling for the immediate release of Chelsea Manning, exactly one year since the US soldier was convicted on espionage charges.last_img read more

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