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The 9 at 9: Thursday

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

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Updated Sep 12th 2019, 8:53 AM

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

1. #YELLOWHAMMER: The UK’s plans to avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland are “likely to prove unsustainable”, according to the official Operation Yellowhammer documents.

2. #UCL: A British university has launched a major project investigating the practicalities of a united Ireland.

3. #CORK: Traders are in limbo as they wait for the demolition of the Douglas Village Shopping Centre car park in Cork, which was recently destroyed in a fire.

4. #DIAGNOSIS: Cancer survival rates here have jumped when compared to other wealthy nations, but ovarian cancer survival rates are worst in Ireland.

5. #ASYLUM: The US Supreme Court has allowed the Trump administration to implement new asylum restrictions.

6. #CORK: A man in his 40s has been charged in connection with the death of a 55-year-old man who was found dead in Cork on Saturday.

7. #TO THE GILLS: Dublin’s packed Luas carried almost 42 million passengers last year.

8. #THE NETHERLANDS: A Dutch doctor was acquitted in a landmark case over euthanising a woman with severe dementia.

9. #BUDGET 2020: Minister Paschal Donohoe has said he “won’t make the mistake of decreasing the tax the one day and having to increase it the next” in Budget 2020 given the threat of a no-deal Brexit.

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