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The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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Updated Dec 30th 2020, 8:50 AM

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

1. #MEETING: The Cabinet is meeting this afternoon to look at current Covid-19 measures in place and consider restrictions in light of recent case and hospitalisation numbers.

2. #SCHOOLS: The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) has called on the government to consider delaying the start of the next school term until 11 January at the earliest. 

3. #SECOND VACCINE: The Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for use in the UK. 

4. #RENTING: The government’s eviction moratorium helped to reduce child and family homelessness during the pandemic, but the level of single adult homelessness remained static. 

5. #ARCHIVES: Prince Charles abandoned a proposed visit to the Republic of Ireland in the summer of 1996 amid concerns about his personal safety, previously classified documents show.

6. #ARRESTS: Over 1,200 Irish people were arrested by the UK’s Met Police up until the middle of October this year.  

7. #STRAIN: The US state of Colorado has recorded what is reportedly the United States’ first case of the new coronavirus variant that was first identified in the UK in recent months.

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8. #CROATIA: At least six people have died after a powerful earthquake om central Croatia.  

9. #WEATHER: It’s set to be a cold and frosty day with snow/ice warnings in place for some counties. 

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