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The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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Updated Dec 17th 2020, 8:51 AM

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1. #ECONOMY: January’s changing of the guard in the White House is likely to have a “significant impact” on the Irish economy over the coming years, the ESRI said. 

2. #KILLORGLIN: All students at a primary school in Co Kerry have been told to restrict their movements after 17 people tested positive for Covid-19.

3. #WAGES: Concerns have been raised over the Revenue Commissioners demanding a return of the temporary wage subsidy funding from businesses that overestimated their losses during the pandemic. 

4. #GALWAY: A female pedestrian died after a hit-and-run road collision in Co Galway this evening.

5. #US/UK: US President Donald Trump’s trade chief said that the outgoing US administration is negotiating with the UK to secure a mini-deal reducing trade tariffs.

6. #REPORT: Almost three-quarters of adults in Ireland aged 58 years and older have two or more medical conditions, according to a new report.

7. #TIERS: Britain has been urged to scale back its Christmas festivities as health leaders warned the government not to move areas out of Tier 3 measures “prematurely”.

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8. #INMO: Student nurses and midwives agreed to engage with the government-proposed, independent reviews of their allowances and conditions. 

9. #DISCUSSION: The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) is set to meet today.

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