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Dublin: 15°C Sunday 1 August 2021

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Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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

1. #BRUSSELS: EU leaders have extended their summit for a third day of talks amid ongoing disagreements over a €750 billion coronavirus economic rescue package.

2. #COVID-19: Data from Johns Hopkins University in the US shows that the number of global deaths from the coronavirus has now surpassed 600,000.

3. #POLL: Support for Fine Gael has risen by four points, according to a new opinion poll carried out on behalf of the Irish Mail on Sunday.

4. #FATAL COLLISION: A motorcyclist has been killed and another has been injured after a crash involving a tractor in Tipperary yesterday evening.

5. #AUSTRALIA: Melbourne is to make it compulsory to wear a face mask in public following a rise in Covid-19 cases in Australia’s second-largest city.

6. #COWENGATE: The Sunday Independent and Sunday Times report that gardaí stand over a report into an incident which saw Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen caught driving over the alcohol limit.

7. #COVID SCHEMES: The Sunday Times also reports that the Government will extend the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme and the Pandemic Unemployment Payment until next spring.

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8. #UK: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told the Sunday Telegraph that he does not expect to introduce another lockdown in the UK.

9. #WEATHER: It will be a mainly dry day with sunny spells, although there will be some cloud with a few passing showers, mostly in the north. Highest temperatures will range from 16 to 20 degrees Celsius.

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