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The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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Updated Jan 29th 2021, 8:52 AM

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

1. #DATA: Here’s what this week’s Covid-19 data tells us about Ireland’s third wave. 

2. #ENNIS: A young woman is fighting for her life in hospital after an apparent assault in Co Clare yesterday evening. 

3. #SYSTEMS: The digital system for the vaccine programme is “vital to its success”, the Oireachtas Health Committee will be told today.

4. #VACCINE: An experimental Covid-19 vaccine appears to offer strong protection in late-stage UK and South Africa studies, said manufacturer Novavax.

5. #ENVIRONMENT: Analysis has found that Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions fell by almost 6% last year, largely due to the impact of Covid-19 restrictions.

6. #RIP: The family of Josh Dunne, the 16-year-old boy who died after an altercation in Dublin on Tuesday, paid tribute to the teenager as a “caring, amazing boy” who was “a dreamer and a do-er”.  

7. #EXTENDED: The lockdown in Wales is to remain in force for another three weeks, First Minister Mark Drakeford will confirm today. 

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8. #SHOPS: Just under 500 retail workers employed by Arcadia Group’s Irish outlets, which includes the likes of Topshop, Evans and Miss Selfridge, are to be made permanently redundant.  

9. #ACTRESS: Cicely Tyson, the pioneering African-American actress and honorary Oscar winner, died yesterday aged 96.

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