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The 9 at 9: Saturday

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

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

1. #STALEMATE: A US federal judge has issued a temporary nationwide block on Donald Trump’s travel ban.

2. #HEALTH: The cost of an overnight stay in an Irish hospital has been increased from€75 to €80, the Irish Independent reports – though this move was never announced by the department.

3. #THE EIGHTH: The third sitting of the Citizens’ Assembly will start later this morning to discuss Ireland’s restrictions on abortion.

4. #SMOKING: Scientists have issued a warning about what they call “third-hand” smoke – the sticky residue from tobacco that clings to walls and furniture.

5. #OVERSPEND: The contract to build the new children’s hospital in Dublin has been awarded at €300 million more than the original budget, The Irish Times reports.

6. #GANGLAND: There are fears of an attack at an anniversary mass for Regency Hotel shooting victim David Byrne tomorrow, according to the Irish Daily Mirror.

7. #COURTS: A 16-year-old boy pulled a bicycle helmet over a garda’s face before punching him in the head, a court heard.

8. #CONCENTRATION CAMP: The personal details of 10,000 Auschwitz staff members have been published online.

9. #BANK BRANCH: Europe is lending Ireland €90 million to grow thousands of trees.

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