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Dublin: 15 °C Sunday 5 July, 2020

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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

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

1. #JASTINE VALDEZ: Mark Hennessy is a person of interest in a number of unsolved sexual assault cases around south Dublin, has learned.

2. #BREAKDOWN: An additional 118,389 people have been added to the supplementary register ahead of tomorrow’s referendum on the Eighth Amendment. Here’s the council by council breakdown.

3. #FROM KENYA TO KERRY: Thousands of Irish people are also expected to come back from abroad to vote. Irish emigrants who have lived abroad for 18 months or less are eligible to vote.

4. #INFORMATION: Pro-life groups advocating for a No vote in the upcoming referendum obtained copies of the full Electoral Register with the names and addresses of voters in a number of counties across the country.

5. #36TH AMENDMENT: When you vote in the referendum to repeal or retain the Eighth Amendment tomorrow, don’t be confused by what you see written on the ballot paper. You’re voting on the 36th Amendment.

6. #GALWAY: Gardaí are investigating after a 62-year-old fisherman drowned off Galway coast yesterday.

7. #RECYCLING: Charges for households will rise by up to €1 per lift for the green bin collection if the plastic bottle deposit scheme is introduced, according to Environment Minister Denis Naughten.

8. #CSI: The State’s DNA database, which was set up just over two years ago, helped match people to at least 30 violent crimes including sexual assaults and murders last year.

9. #SEATTLE: Recording of emergency calls after a fatal cougar attack in Washington state last weekend detail how dispatchers calmly struggled to figure out exactly where the surviving victim was — and how worried he was about his friend.

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