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Dublin: 17 °C Friday 3 July, 2020

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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Updated Jun 3rd 2020, 8:48 AM

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

1. #WARNING: The use of nitrous oxide or “hippie crack” is on the rise during the pandemic

2. #GEORGE FLOYD: Protesters defied curfews across the US but there were fewer reports of looting and violence last night

3. #NI ASSEMBLY: A DUP motion on abortion was passed by the Northern Irish Assembly last night

4. #REPAIR WORK: The Minister for Education has issued new court action against Western Building Systems

5. #PANDEMIC: Over half of Irish people say they drink alcohol more frequently since Covid-19 restrictions were brought in

6. #CANADA: Justin Trudeau took a very long pause when asked about the use of tear gas on US protesters

7. #NORTHERN IRELAND: A “shameful stand off” is preventing Troubles victims receiving compensation, a leading advocate has said

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8. #ANTI FASCISM: Trump has said it will be labelled a terrorist organisation – but what is Antifa?

9. #LOUTH: Firefighters battled a gorse fire in Louth overnight

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