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Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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Updated Jul 31st 2020, 8:56 AM

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

1. #IRELAND Taoiseach Micheál Martin will discuss the different travel restrictions between Northern Ireland and the Republic at today’s meeting of the North-South Ministerial Council.

2. #SANCTIONS The Green Party has moved to sanction TD Neasa Hourigan after she voted against the Government’s Residential Tenancies and Valuation Bill. 

3. #ORGANISED CRIME Intelligence relating to the Byrne Organised Crime Gang has been intercepted by international police following the hacking of a phone server used by criminals.

4. #ETHICS Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has defended himself against claims he intervened to ensure a charity his family did paid work for won a government contract.

5. #DROGHEDA A local authority has budgeted €20,000 a year for repair and maintenance of CCTV cameras in an area at the centre of the Drogheda gang feud.

6. #HOTELS The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) said businesses are facing an “enormous challenge” as new research reveals a dramatic fall in bookings nationwide. 

7. #RISK Emollient skin can pose a fire-safety risk in homes, health product regulation agencies have warned.

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8. #TROUBLE IN RANKS Green Party TD Neasa Hourigan has resigned as the party whip after voting against the government’s Residential Tenancies and Valuation Bill. 

9. #MISSING A public appeal has been launched to locate the whereabouts of a 42-year-old man in Dublin City Centre. 

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