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EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING TheJournal.ie brings you the five biggest stories of the day.

1. #BREXIT: The British government has moved to unilaterally ease another element of the contentious Brexit arrangements governing trade to Northern Ireland.

2. #HOSPITALISATIONS: The number of people in hospital with Covid-19 has fallen to the lowest level since late December. 

3. #TESTING: French authorities have told the Department of Transport that Irish hauliers no longer need proof of a negative Covid-19 test on sea routes from Ireland to France.

4. #TRAVEL: Parents who had to submit their own passports as part of the application for their child to get a passport may have to wait as long as six months to receive their own back.

5. #CONSTRUCTION: Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien has said there are “no guarantees” that the construction sector will reopen on 5 April.

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