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Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s your round-up of what made headlines today.

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

IRELAND

DBLIN BAY 65 Sunset at Dublin Bay. Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has confirmed the easing of Level 5 restrictions, indicating that retailers, gyms and hairdressers would be among those who re-open first.
  • Education Minister Norma Foley is to receive a report on what happened at a second-level school in Carlow, which has denied telling students that teachers were uncomfortable with female students wearing tight clothing.  
  • Eir‘s Chief Executive has told an Oireachtas committee that the company made a “mistake” locating their customer care centre in Sligo.
  • The Taoiseach said that Justice Minister Helen McEntee is willing to give a statement and answer questions in the Dáil on the appointment of Seamus Woulfe.
  • A Garda investigation into almost 4,500 DNA samples related to major crimes that were “lost” by the force has now identified all but 489 samples.
  • Public Health officials confirmed 269 more cases of Covid-19 in Ireland and six further deaths
  • Publicans called on on the government to abandon a reported proposal to limit re-opening next month to premises that have an onsite kitchen and a chef.

THE WORLD 

italy-maradona-obit-reax A man walks past a mural of soccer legend Diego Maradona, in Naples, Italy. Source: Alessandro Garofalo/LaPresse

#RIP: Legendary Argentinian footballer Diego Maradona died aged 60

#UNITED STATES: US-President elect stressed the importance of keeping the Irish border open following Brexit.

#UNITED KINGDOM: A Foreign Officer Minister in the UK resigned in protest against the Government’s decision to cut the overseas aid budget, branding the move “fundamentally wrong”.

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PARTING SHOT 

Sure what else would it be? RIP Diego. 

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