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Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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Updated Jul 17th 2020, 9:00 AM

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

1. #LEAVING CERT: Opposition TDs have criticised the government after an announcement last night that Leaving Certificate results will be delayed until September.

2. #WARNING: The Irish Cancer Society will tell the Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid-19 that it may take months to clear a backlog in wait times for three of the State’s cancer screening services.

3. #SUMMIT: Taoiseach Micheál Martin is travelling to Brussels this morning for a special meeting of the European Council, his first as leader of the Government.

4. #RACISM: Three Ireland has launched an investigation after a black employee alleged he was subjected to racial abuse by a former staff member and customers at one of the company’s stores.

5. #CAB: The Criminal Assets Bureau has returned in excess of €9.5 million to the taxpayer since the beginning of 2018, according to new figures.

6. #CORONAVIRUS: Health officials in Brazil, the second-worst hit country in the world, have confirmed that the number of Covid-19 cases there has surpassed 2 million.

7. #IBRC: The NAMA Commission has cost the State over €2.5 million since being established three years ago.

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8. #NO POLL: Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said that he does not expect there to be a border poll in the lifetime of the current government, following a visit to the North yesterday.

9. #SEIZURE: Gardaí in Dublin have seized two machine guns following a raid in Dublin’s north inner city yesterday.

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