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The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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Updated Oct 8th 2020, 8:57 AM

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1. #COVID-19: A thick-skinned Dr Tony Holohan returned yesterday with a warning of “further deterioration” since Sunday’s Level 5 advice.

2. #US ELEX 2020: Kamala Harris clashed with Mike Pence in the vice presidential debate last night, and called Trump’s Covid-19 response a historic failure.

3. #WHO KNEW WHAT: The opposition has called on Stephen Donnelly to clarify the sequence of events prior to NPHET’s Level 5 recommendation

4. #OPERATION FANACHT: Gardaí have altered two checkpoints on major routes into Dublin as part of Operation Fanacht.

5. #RECESSION: The pandemic’s impact on Ireland’s domestic economy is worse than most other EU countries according to the ESRI.

6. #ASSISTED DYING: The Dying with Dignity Bill has been voted to committee stage.

7. #OPINION POLL: Fine Gael remains on top with Sinn Féin in second, while the Greens have dropped sharply in the latest opinion poll

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8. #MICHEÁL MARTIN: European Council President Charles Michel is set to meet the Taoiseach in Dublin today.

9. #HEALTH SERVICE: 65 new contact tracers are starting their roles this week but the Taoiseach wants recruitment fast tracked.

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