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The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your Sunday.

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

1. #WORRIES: Pregnant staff have expressed confusion, alarm and worry about returning to school with few precautions or specific guidance as cases of Covid-19 remain high.

2. #THE ARTS: The national campaign for the Arts is to seek clarity on the “specific concerns” of the Department of Health and NPHET regarding live events during a meeting with Health Minister Stephen Donnelly.

3. #GRANTED: Trinity College has been given planning permission to build a 358-bed extension to its student accommodation in Dartry despite objections from locals.

4. #CLUSTERS: There have been a total of 1,445 confirmed Covid-19 cases associated with 28 meat/poultry factory outbreaks across the country since the start of the pandemic.

5. #INDIA: India has registered a record 78,761 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the worst single-day spike in the world.

6. #RTÉ: David McCullagh talks to TheJournal.ie about taking over the Six:One news. 

7. #CASH: An estimated 365,000 Irish workers are set to come off the government’s Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS), which draws to its long-signalled conclusion next week, on Monday, 31 August.

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8. #CITIZENSHIP: Austria offers citizenship to the descendants of Jews who fled the Nazis. [The Guardian]

9. #CHINA: Dozens of people have died after a building collapsed during a birthday party in China. [Sky News]

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