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The 9 at 9: Saturday

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

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EVERY MORNING TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you wake up.

1. #BREXIT: European Union leaders are holding crisis talks today to discuss the fallout of the British vote to leave the union.

2. #WHAT NEXT?: The Scottish cabinet is to hold an emergency meeting as the country’s citizens ponder whether they want another shot at independence.

3. #COUNTING PENNIES: Despite the booming economy, many Irish firms are still in recession mode, paying down debts while larger rivals take out loans.

4. #PRIDE: Tens of thousands of people will take to the streets of Dublin this afternoon to celebrate the annual LGBTQ Pride Parade.

5. #JAILS: A report has highlighted a number of failings in Ireland’s prison system, including concerns about poor planning for inmates once they are released back into society.

6. #KILDARE: A man who was jailed over a road crash that killed his girlfriend and another woman has had his prison sentence cut.

7. #DENMARK: A nurse has been given a life sentence for murdering three patients.

8. #BRAZIL: There has been national outrage after police shot a 10-year-old boy dead.

9. #PROGRESS: The US military is expected to lift its ban on transgender troops next month.

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