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Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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Updated Jul 23rd 2020, 8:45 AM

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

1. #O’DEVANEY: Two Approved Housing Bodies have been selected by Dublin City Council to enter into negotiations with developer Bartra to secure ‘Cost Rental’ units at O’Devaney Gardens’ redevelopment. 

2. #GREENS: The result of the Green Party leadership contest is due later today after voting closed yesterday evening. 

3. #DEVELOPERS: Private developers can’t be trusted to assess the risk of Covid-19 transmission in co-living buildings, according to a Labour senator.

4. #CONSTRUCTION: The number of residential units under construction has fallen by 3.2% compared to last year with average house prices increasing by €3,643 (1.2%) up to May. 

5. #FLOYD: The former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd has now been hit with multiple felony counts of tax evasion.

6. #COURT: Amber Heard is set to finish giving evidence today in Johnny Depp’s High Court libel case against The Sun over allegations of domestic violence.

7. #TRUMP: US President Donald Trump and his attorney general, William Barr, have announced that US federal agents will surge into the cities of Chicago and Albuquerque to help combat rising crime.

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8. #JAILED: A Limerick man has been sentenced to one year in prison in the United States for trafficking the horns of endangered rhinos.

9. #ESSEX: An Irish lorry driver has been extradited to the UK to face charges over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants who were found in a container in Essex.

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