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The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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Updated Dec 3rd 2020, 8:52 AM

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

1. #VACCINE: Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said he is reasonably confident that a Covid-19 vaccine will start to be rolled out in Ireland next month.

2. #HAMILTON REVIEW: A report produced for the Government has found that gardaí and other investigating agencies should be given greater powers to tackle so-called ‘white collar’ crime and corruption.

3. #EUROPEAN MEDICINES AGENCY: The EU’s medicines regulator has insisted it has the “most appropriate” method to approve a Covid-19 vaccine, following the UK’s announcement yesterday that it has approved a jab from Pfizer/BioNTech.

4. #PUP: New data shows that workers in accommodation and food services make up the highest number of people in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

5. #BREXIT: Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney is visiting Paris today to discuss Brexit and other European issues with his French counterparts.

6. #INVESTIGATION: A new court filing reveals that Ivanka Trump was interviewed by US government lawyers this week over allegations that Donald Trump’s 2017 inauguration committee misused donor funds.

7. #COVID-19: Health officials confirmed five more deaths and 270 new cases of coronavirus in Ireland last night. 

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8. #CLIMATE CRISIS: A major study has found that every country on Earth faces “multiplying and intensifying” threats to human health as climate change renders future pandemics and system collapses ever more likely.

9. #WEATHER: Met Éireann says it will be a “bitterly cold day” with widespread heavy showers initially, though the forecaster also says that sunny spells will develop later on. Highest temperatures will be between 2 and 5 degrees Celsius.

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