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The 9 at 9: Friday

Here is what’s making headlines this morning
Apr 23rd 2021, 8:45 AM 14,030 0

EVERY MORNING, The Journal brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.

1. #CHILD RESCUE ALERT: Gardaí cancelled their Child Rescue alert last night, as missing teenager Svetlana Murphy was found safe and well in the Belfast area.

2. #VACCINE: People aged between 60 and 64 will be able to register online for a Covid-19 vaccination starting today.

3. #HOMELESS: The vaccination programme is to be rolled out to Dublin’s homeless population next week despite setbacks with the one-dose Johnson & Johnson jab. 

4. #SUBMARINE: Rescuers are continuing an urgent search for an Indonesian submarine that disappeared two days ago and has less than a day’s supply of oxygen left for its 53 crew.

5. #CONFIDENCE: Most Irish company directors and executives expect the economy to be fully reopened in the fourth quarter of 2021, according to a new survey.

6. #VACCINE DELIVERY: The EU has not yet decided to take legal action against AstraZeneca over its failure to deliver the vaccines it had promised in the second quarter of the year, despite a statement made by Health Minister Stephen Donnelly claiming otherwise. 

7. #NURSING HOMES: Nursing home visits are to increase from two per week to four per week where 80% of residents are fully vaccinated, after updated advice from NPHET and the HPSC.

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8. #BLODDY SUNDAY: The families of five men shot by soldiers in Derry in 1972 are to legally challenge a decision not to prosecute five veterans.

9. #DATA Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said that her party has appointed a data protection officer to manage the details of Irish voters whose information is being stored in Germany. 

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