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Dublin: 18 °C Sunday 12 July, 2020
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The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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

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

1. #JASTINE VALDEZ: Gardaí investigating the abduction and murder of Jastine Valdez are probing if a friend of her suspected killer, Mark Hennessy, spotted him on Sunday after alerts about his car had been sent nationwide – and then did not inform gardaí.

2. #DONATIONS: Almost €85,000 has been donated to the family of Jastine Valdez, a GoFundMe page was set up as a way for Irish people to contribute from afar.

3. #STABBED: A man in his 30s has died after being stabbed in Cahersiveen in Kerry.

4. #LUCAN: Books of condolences have been opened following the murder of 14-year-old Anastasia Kriegel

5.  #ONE ON ONE: Love Both spokesperson Cora Sherlock has released a video in which she denies that she pulled out of last night’s RTÉ Prime Time debate.

6. #ABORTION DEBATE: Former Justice Minister Nora Owen said she remembers being “confronted” and “attacked” in Leinster House in the 1980s during the abortion debate.

7. #RIP: Philip Roth, a fierce and prolific talent who achieved fame with the sexually explicit ‘Portnoy’s Complaint’ in 1969, has died aged 85.

8. #COURT: The trial of a former head of security for singer Rihanna, who has been accused of harassing a garda in Dublin, has been delayed.

9. #SUNNY DAYS: Temperatures are expected to reach up to 22 degrees every day for the rest of this week.

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