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The 9 at 9: Saturday

Sit back, relax and have a read of today’s stories.

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

1. #NOT INVITED: President Trump’s administration has banned some media representatives from attending a White House press briefing.

2. #GRINDS: A business that owes thousands of euro to parents for pre-paid grinds has said it’s determined to pay the money back, according to RTÉ News.

3. #TFMR: A group that campaigns for legalised abortion in the case of fatal foetal abnormalities says it’s “dismayed” that it won’t be presenting at the Citizens’ Assembly.

4. #BUSINESS AS USUAL: Strikes at Tesco stores have been suspended for the time being as both sides agree to meet at the Labour Court today.

5. #ON THE BRINK: Union SIPTU has put its members working at Bus Éireann on notice to prepare for industrial action.

6. #EDINHO: The son of football legend Pele turned himself in after a Brazilian court ordered he should begin serving a nearly 13-year prison sentence for money laundering.

7. #NAPLES: Staff at a hospital in Italy have been questioned in connection with a widespread absenteeism scandal, including a doctor who skived off to play tennis.

8. #GROUND ZERO: Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary says the government should scrap what he calls “Ireland’s greatest policy catastrophe” – the air travel tax.

9. #CLERYS: Lawyers and accountants have received almost half a million euro in fees as part of the liquidation of iconic department store Clerys.

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