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The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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

1. #VACCINES: After ‘another rollercoaster week’, here’s what the Q2 plan for the vaccine rollout looks like at the moment. 

2. #QUARANTINE: A system of mandatory hotel quarantine has been announced in Northern Ireland. 

3. #AGE: The Health Minister has asked for an assessment of whether vaccinating younger people at an earlier point would impact Covid-19 transmission.

4. #ROYALS: Prince Philip’s funeral will take place in London at 3pm today.

5. #RIP: Actor Helen McCrory, best known for starring in the Harry Potter films and Peaky Blinders, died aged 52 after a “heroic battle with cancer”.  

6. #EXTENDED GAP: The Irish Independent reported that the government could extend the gap between Covid-19 vaccines to six or eight weeks to speed up supply of first doses to people. 

7. #LOOK BACK: Here’s what this week’s Covid-19 data tells us about Ireland’s progress. 

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8. #AMBULANCE: Gardaí were called to an ambulance station in the south of the country after one paramedic allegedly threatened his colleague during a ‘verbal altercation’ as they responded to a call to tend to a sick child. 

9. #COURTS: Laws requiring people arriving into Ireland from certain countries to quarantine in designated hotels for up to 14 days are irrational, illogical and unreasonable, the High Court heard.

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