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Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

NEED TO CATCH up? The Journal brings you a round-up of today’s news.

IRELAND

6437 Level 5 Construction workers on a building site in Kildare this week as level 5 restrictions eased. Source: Eamonn Farrell/RN

  • The NIAC recommended that the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine should only be given to those aged 60 and over only.
  • Philomena Lee is among a number of women taking legal action against findings in the final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes.
  • The HSE said it is important that pregnant women protect themselves against Covid-19 after reports of more stillbirths linked to the virus.
  • The positivity rate of Covid-19 tests carried out at two Dublin walk-in test centres that first opened on Saturday is just under 6%.
  • The number of people receiving a Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week has decreased by 15,776 compared to last week.
  • Loyalist concerns that the peace process has only delivered for the nationalist community in Northern Ireland must be both listened to and challenged, DUP leader Arlene Foster said.
  • A man whose dog was stolen by a hammer-wielding masked man was reunited with his beloved Rocco after the pet was brought home by gardaí following a social media campaign.
  • An Irish artist was criticised for adding smiles to colourised images of people who were killed during Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge genocide in the late 1970s.

WORLD

coronavirus-mon-apr-12-2021 John Witts enjoys a drink at the reopening of the Figure of Eight pub, in Birmingham, as England eased some of its lockdown restrictions. Source: PA

#REOPENING: People queued for an early-morning shopping fix as non-essential stores reopened in the latest relaxation of England’s coronavirus lockdown regulations today.

#PARIS: An unidentified attacker has shot dead a man and badly injured a woman outside a Paris hospital before fleeing the scene on a motorbike.

#WOOF WEEK: US President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden’s dog Major will get professional help adjusting to the White House after two biting incidents last month.

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PARTING SHOT 

The first episode of the new series of RTÉ’s Reeling in the Years drew in over half a million viewers last night.

The highly-anticipated episode, featuring some not-so-fond memories of the EU-IMF bailout of Ireland and 2010′s austerity budget, was watched last night by an average audience of 515,000 viewers.

If you missed it, you can catch up here. 

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