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Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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Updated Feb 26th 2021, 8:43 AM

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1. #DIRECT PROVISION: International protection applicants will spend no more than four months in six State-owned, not-for-profit centres before moving into their own accommodation under a new model aimed at ending the institutionalised Direct Provision system by 2024.

2. #CORK: Gardaí have launched an appeal to trace a red Toyota Corolla van after the bodies of two brothers were discovered at house in Mitchelstown, Co Cork.

3. #MORTGAGES: Over 3,300 mortgages approved in January, representing a 2.8% year-on-year increase, according to figures released by the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) today.

4. #COVID CASE STUDIES: Two people complained to the Data Protection Commission (DPC) that they were identifiable in a HSE case study about how Covid-19 spreads.

5. #VACCINES: Health Minister Stephen Donnelly is to ask the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) to consider whether family carers could be included in one of the Covid-19 vaccine groups currently being reviewed.

6. #DEBUNKED: No, People Before Profit has not organised a ‘pro-lockdown’ rally for this weekend.

7. #SCOTLAND: Alex Salmond is due to appear before the Holyrood inquiry into the Scottish Government’s unlawful investigation of sexual harassment claims made against him.

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8. #SYRIA: The US launched airstrikes in Syria yesterday, targeting facilities used by Iranian-backed militia groups.

9. #OLYMPICS: Former US Olympics women’s gymnastics coach John Geddert died by suicide on Thursday, his body found hours after prosecutors filed human trafficking and sexual assault charges against him.

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