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The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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Updated Dec 29th 2020, 8:53 AM

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

1. #VACCINE: A 79-year-old woman named Annie from Dublin will be the first person in the Republic of Ireland to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine today. 

2. #DRUGS: Drug testing at musical festivals might get the green light by summer 2021. 

3. #HOSPITALS: Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan expressed concern at the rise in the number of people with Covid-19 who require hospitalisation.

4. #VETOED: The US House of Representatives voted to override Donald Trump’s veto of a defence policy bill.

5. #DRIVING: Here are the pass rates for every RSA test centre in 2020. 

6. #COURTS: The Courts Service is set to use Croke Park to hold criminal trials during the first three months of the new year. 

7. #REJECTED: Ghislaine Maxwell, former girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein, has been denied bail in the US. 

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8. #CO KERRY: Gardaí charged four people following an assault and serious public order incident in Kerry.

9. #BRITISH ARCHIVES: Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s symbolic apology in 1997 for the Great Famine received a “warm” reaction in Irish official circles, official British archives show.

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