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The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s all the news you need to know as you start your long weekend.

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

1. #MURDER: A 23-year-old man has been killed in a shooting in north Dublin overnight.

2. #ESCALATION: Catalonians are waking up this morning under the direct control of Madrid after the Spanish prime minister dissolved the Catalan parliament.

3. #JOB LOSSES: Bank of Ireland plans to cut 1,000 jobs as it comes to the end of a massive overhaul of its technology systems, sources have told The Irish Times.

4. #SUPPORT: The Irish Examiner reports the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s helpline has been “swamped” with calls since the sentencing of sex offender Tom Humphries.

5. #CRISIS: A Dublin hotelier received up to €8 million in payments to accommodate the homeless in the capital last year.

6. #CHILD PROTECTION: Gardaí have asked schools to send in images of their uniforms so they can create a database that will help them to track down victims of sex abuse, the Irish Independent reports.

7. #NORTHERN IRELAND: Talks between Sinn Féin and the DUP aimed at resolving a row, which has left the country without a power-sharing government have been adjourned until Monday, RTÉ reports.

8. #MISCONCEPTION: A new US study has found almost half of people with food allergies develop them in adulthood.

9. #SYRIA: A video report from the BBC on the Syrian conflict shows children starving near Damascas.

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