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New legislation on working from home; tax bills for PAYE workers; and Joe Biden unveils a $1.9 trillion rescue package…

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Updated Jan 15th 2021, 8:56 AM

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

1. #WORKING FROM HOME: The Government plans to introduce new legislation that will give employees the legal right to request to work remotely.

2. #TAX BILL: Thousands of PAYE workers who received one of the government’s emergency Covid-19 income supports last year will today receive an additional income tax bill for 2020 from the Revenue Commissioners.

3. #COVID-19: Public health officials confirmed an additional 28 deaths and 3,955 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland last night.

4. #RELIEF PACKAGE: US president-elect Joe Biden has unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan in a bid to turn the tide on the pandemic in the world’s worst-hit country.

5. #TRAVEL BAN: The UK has introduced a travel ban on passengers from South America amid growing concerns about a new strain of Covid-19 which emerged in Brazil.

6. #NEW YORK: Several people have been injured after a bus crashed through road barriers and was left dangling over an overpass in the Bronx in New York.

7. #NORTHERN IRELAND: The leaders of the Stormont Executive have criticised the Irish government for failing to share information on travellers arriving on the island during the pandemic.

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8. #CLIMATE CRISIS: The United Nations has warned that the world remains on course for a “catastrophic” temperature rise this century, after confirming that 2020 rivalled 2016 as the hottest year on record.

9. #WEATHER: It will be cold to start the day, with some hazy sunshine in parts. However, rain will gradually extend across the country from the west before heavy falls with a risk of spot flooding tonight. Highest temperatures will be 5 to 9 degrees Celsius.

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