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The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s what’s making the news this midweek morning.

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Updated Sep 3rd 2020, 8:52 AM

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

1. #CORONAVIRUS: Public health officials have expressed concern at a recent increase in the number of Covid-19 cases among older people.

2. #CO-LIVING: Property developer Bartra Capital has sought a meeting with Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien to challenge what it has described as “sustained misinformed public commentary”

3. #DRUGS: Two leading members of a Lithuanian gang responsible for the sale of millions of euro worth of heroin in Ireland are on the run following garda raids last week.

4. #LITERATURE: Irish author Anna Burns  is on the shortlist for this year’s prestigious International Dublin Literary Award, which is sponsored by Dublin City Council.

5. #MILAN: Former Italian prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has tested positive for Covid-19 after a precautionary check.

6. #WHITE HOUSE RACE: Joe Biden will visit Kenosha, Wisconsin today to help “heal” the city shaken by racially charged unrest as his campaign announces record fundraising. 

7. #TYPHOON MAYSAK: Rescue crews are searching for a livestock ship carrying 42 crew and nearly 6,000 cattle off the coast of Japan.

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8. #MENTAL HEALTH: More than a quarter of Irish children and adolescents say they do not have a high satisfaction with life.

9. #BLOODIED FIELD: The GAA has launched a major initiative to remember the victims of the Bloody Sunday attack at Croke Park in 1920.

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