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The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s what to know as we approach the weekend.

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Updated Sep 4th 2020, 8:59 AM

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

1. #COVID-19: The 14-day restriction of movement guideline for those travelling into Ireland could be waived under the government’s new Covid-19 roadmap for reopening the country.

2. #28 DAYS LATER: The CEO of the Restaurants Association of Ireland has criticised the government for a lack of communication about the new rule requiring pubs and restaurants to keep details of customer food orders. 

3. #SPORTING EVENTS: Minister for Sport Catherine Martin will meet with sports representatives today, including the GAA and the FAI about ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.

4. #NEW YORK: US police officers involved in the suffocation of a black man who had a ‘spit hood’ put over his head have been suspended.

5. #WAR DEAD: US President Donald Trump has denied a report that he said a US military cemetery in France was “filled with losers”

6. #TESTING: The out-of-hours service for Kildare and west Wicklow, KDoc, has confirmed it is no longer charging people who are concerned they have Covid-19 symptoms for phone consultations.

7. #HOMELESSNESS: A UCD report commissioned by Dublin Regional Homeless Executive (DRHE) has found that additional on-street food services for homeless people “are not required”. 

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8. #TAXES: Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has said there will be no increase in income tax in October’s budget.

9. #THE BATMAN: Robert Pattinson has reportedly tested positive for Covid-19, forcing filming on The Batman to be suspended.

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