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Here’s what’s happening this morning.

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Updated Wed 8:48 AM

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

1. #MOTHER AND BABY: A State apology, redress and access to their birth information should be given to survivors of mother and baby homes, the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation has recommended.

2. #ADOPTION: The Mother and Baby Homes report found some children were dismissed as ‘unfit for adoption’ due to their race or because of a disability by religious orders who ran the institutions.

3. #APOLOGY: The leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland has “unreservedly” apologised to the survivors of mother and baby homes.

4. #WHITE HOUSE: US Vice President Mike Pence has ruled out using the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office.

5. #YOUTUBE: YouTube is suspending US President Donald Trump’s account for “a minimum of seven days” due to concerns about “the ongoing potential for violence”.

6. #EXECUTION: The US has carried out the first federal execution of a woman in almost seven decades, the US Justice Department said.

7. #CO-LIVING: Dublin City Council has granted planning permission for a new development atop Jervis Shopping Centre which will see the creation of over 120 co-living spaces.

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8. #BREXIT: Supermarket bosses have told the UK government that urgent intervention is needed to prevent more disruption to Northern Ireland’s food supplies.

9. #ALDI: Aldi has announced it is to recruit 1,050 new store staff in Ireland this year.

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