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The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s this morning’s news ahead of the weekend.

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Updated May 1st 2020, 9:01 AM

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

1. #UNLOCKDOWN: The roadmap for lifting Covid-19 restrictions is due to be outlined by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar today.

2. #ON THE TABLE: Some ministers pushed for the easing of restrictions during a meeting with chief medical officer Tony Holohan yesterday.

3. #TEST TEST TEST: Ireland’s testing capacity is a major factor when it comes to assessing the current Covid-19 restrictions, so how is it going for GPs

4. #GROUNDED: Ryanair has said that 3,000 jobs could be cut as the airline responds to the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

5. #ENNISCORTHY: Gardaí in Wexford  are investigating after the death of man with apparent stab wounds in the early hours of this morning.

6. #HOUSING: Over 400 new investigations into short-term property lettings have been initiated by Dublin City Council since December.

7. #WHITE HOUSE: US President Donald Trump has claimed to have seen evidence that the coronavirus outbreak originated from an infectious disease laboratory in Wuhan.

8. #ROYAL CASE: The British High Court will give its ruling on the first stage of Meghan Markle’s privacy claim against the Mail on Sunday and MailOnline.

9. #DARK WEB: Gardaí have issued a warning about the dangers of buying drugs on the dark web, after 300 prescription tablets were seized in Cork yesterday.

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