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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 12°C
The 9 at 9 It’s finally the weekend – and here’s what you need to know as you kick off your Saturday.

Every morning, brings you the nine stories you need to know a little before 9am.

1. #GAZA: Fresh air strikes in Gaza have brought the death toll to 307 as the UN chief, Ban Ki-moon, heads to the region to bolster truce efforts.

2. #MH17: Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine are said to be limiting access to the wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines plane and armed men are controlling the site, BBC reports.

3. #BANKRUPTCY: Former minister for small business John Perry could face bankrupcy, the Irish Independent reports, as Danske Bank takes steps to recover the €2.4 million be owes the bank.

4. #DISPUTE: Staff in social welfare offices in Dublin have been told to refuse any Greyhound worker involved in the current dispute who applies for payments.

5. #DEBTS: Nama has recouped more than €800 million that debtors had transferred beyond the agency’s reach.

6. #MURDER: A court heard yesterday that the alleged killer of Romanian teenager Marioara Rostas ‘danced’ on her body, a number of papers report.

7. #JOBS PLEASE: The Department of Jobs spent  €300,000 on trade missions trying to drum up jobs and investment in Ireland.

8. #ANIMAL CRUELTY: The ISPCA has warned that casual dogfighting is on the rise and is often linked to gangs involved in criminal activity.

9. #FORTY FOOT: Tomorrow marks 40 years since a group of women invaded the men-only Forty Foot bathing area at Sandycove, the Irish Times reports.

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