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Dublin: 14°C Wednesday 4 August 2021

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

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EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you wake up.

1. #WHO’S THE BOSS?: The Dáil convenes today, with votes planned first for a new Ceann Comhairle and then for a Taoiseach.

2. #REGENCY HOTEL: Gardaí are investigating whether guns seized in Slane yesterday are linked to the fatal shooting of David Byrne, a number of papers report.

3. #PENNSYLVANIA: Two gunmen are still at large after five people were killed in a shooting.

4. #SAVITA: The High Court is expected to be told today that the HSE has agreed to pay a substantial sum to the husband of Savita Halappanavar, RTÉ reports.

5.#HOUSING CRISIS: The ESRI has warned apartment construction has almost completely halted in Dublin despite the massive housing shortage.

6. #BLOOD SPORTS: Hundreds of people have signed a petition against a fox-hunting internship offered on Jobbridge.

7. #PROPERTY: Michael Noonan’s decision not to halt the €1.6 billion sale of Nama’s Northern Ireland property loan portfolio has been questioned by a Stormont Inquiry, the Irish Independent reports.

8. #DRUGS: Maria Sharapova’s lawyer has said he is confident he can secure a lenient punishment for the tennis star.

9. #ABOUT TIME: Ireland is rain-free today and with temperatures getting milder, Spring may actually have arrived.

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