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Dublin: 12 °C Monday 10 August, 2020

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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

1. #DIRECT PROVISION: Inspections at Direct Provision centres this year discovered mould, fire hazards and damp as well as faulty fire alarms and poor sanitary provision. 

2. #PEDESTRIANISED: Pedestrianisation trials are being carried out in the Grafton Street area of Dublin this weekend. 

3. #CONSTRUCTION: A third construction site in Dublin has been temporarily closed due to a confirmed case of Covid-19. 

4. #COVID: Health officials confirmed yesterday evening that there have been no further deaths relating to Covid-19 in Ireland.

5. #WHITE HOUSE: Negotiations over a new Covid-19 rescue bill for the US were in flux yesterday as Republicans butted heads with Democrats and with each other.

6. #PORTLAND: Thousands of people joined another night of protests on the streets of Portland, hours after a US judge denied the state of Oregon’s request to restrict federal agents’ actions in the city

7. #JOHNSON: Boris Johnson has admitted the UK government could have handled the coronavirus outbreak “differently”.

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8. #SPY: A Singaporean man has pleaded guilty in the US to working as an agent of China, the BBC has reported

9. #HUNGARY: Over 70 journalists and staff at Hungary’s top news site Index have resigned, accusing the government of attempting to destroy or tame their website, the BBC has reported

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