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Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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Updated Mar 30th 2021, 8:45 AM

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

1. #CABINET: Cabinet will meet this afternoon to consider what restrictions might possibly be eased next month following advice from NPHET.

2. #FLOYD: A video of George Floyd gasping for breath was front and centre as a former police officer who pressed his knee on the black man’s neck went on trial.

3. #FACEBOOK: Facebook will today tell an Oireachtas committee that it has “concerns” over proposed electoral reform laws in Ireland that would regulate political adverts online.

4. #COAST GUARD: The Irish Coast Guard has warned members about an ‘unofficial survey’ which claims to have found more than half do not have confidence in the organisation’s management.

5. #SNA: More than 2,800 people have signed a petition calling on the Department of Education to formally accredit the first national training programme for special needs assistants in UCD.

6. #UNITE: The post-Covid world needs to work to protect the health of future generations and deal with future pandemics in a highly co-ordinated fashion, leaders have said.

7. #ITALY: An Italian fugitive who was convicted in his homeland of ordering the revenge killing of a mobster’s wife has been arrested in Portugal.

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8. #CHARGED: Sex trafficking charges and another alleged victim have been added to a US indictment in the criminal case against Ghislaine Maxwell.

9. #MYANMAR: The death toll in the Myanmar military’s crackdown on protesters has passed 500.

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