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Dublin: 15 °C Saturday 15 August, 2020

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what you need to know this morning.

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EVERY MORNING, brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.

1. #CHEAT US ALL: Documents reveal the Department of Social Protection had concerns about calling people ‘cheats’ in its controversial welfare fraud campaign.

2. #LONDON: Residents evacuated from a number of tower blocks over safety concerns have criticised the last minute evacuation.

3. #MAYO: A man in his 80s was killed when he was struck by a car in Caremorris at 1am this morning.

4. #PRIDE: A survey released to coincide with the Pride festival show one in five LGBT people say they still face bullying and harassment.

5. #CHINA: More than 140 people are feared buried after a landslide swallowed a small Chinese village.

6. #EYES IN THE SKY: As part of a new pilot, drones will be used to tackle illegal dumping.

7. #STANDARDS: An advertisement which claimed homeopathy treatment helped children with autism overcome their symptoms has been banned.

8. #PRESSURE: A new poll for the Irish Daily Mail found 70% of the Irish people believe the Taoiseach should replace Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan.

9. #BEACH FOR THE STARS: If you are planning a visit to the coast this weekend, these are the safest, cleanest beaches you can go to.

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