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The 9 at 9: Thursday

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

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Updated Aug 29th 2019, 8:48 AM

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

1. #DIRECT PROVISION: The Department of Justice has issued a €65 million tender for new Direct Provision centres for asylum seekers in Ireland. 

2. #BREXIT: The leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg has defended his Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue parliament.

3. #VILLAGE: Former Irish Independent journalist Gemma O’Doherty has launched legal proceedings against Village Magazine. 

4. #TRIBUTES: Tributes have been paid to social justice campaigner Fr Tony Coote who died yesterday evening.

5. #BRAZIL: The US is ready and willing to help Brazil fight forest fires in the Amazon, an aide to President Donald Trump has said, but only if it involves working with the Brazilian government.

6. #HONG KONG: Police in Hong Kong have banned a mass pro-democracy rally from going ahead on Saturday over public safety concerns, organisers said.

7. #CORK: Cork County Council has yet to set up a public kenneling service and online facility for re-homing and reclaiming dogs two years after it first announced the measure. 

8. #RIP: Professional racer and MythBusters presenter Jessi Combs has died in the US.

9. #FOX NEWS: US President Donald Trump has complained that the Fox News television network is not loyal enough and has stopped “working” for him.

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