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Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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Updated Mar 12th 2021, 8:50 AM

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

1. #CORONAVIRUS: 12 months on, workers out of work due to the pandemic have described their experiences and hopes for the future.

2. #FACTFIND: Has Ireland experienced “excess mortality” since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic? We take a look.

3. #ONE YEAR ON: Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said that he believed that lockdown would be for six weeks or a few months at most at the beginning.

4. #WORRYING: Professor Philip Nolan has warned that the country is at a “delicate point” amid concerns about increased mobility.

5. #LONDON: The Met Police is facing a watchdog probe into the handling of an allegation of indecent exposure against the suspect in the Sarah Everard case.

6. #FOURTH OF JULY: Biden raises hopes for Americans for independence day and says all US adults to be eligible for Covid jab from 1 May in a national address.

7. #CRACKDOWN: The United Nations fears “crimes against humanity” are taking place in Myanmar.

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8. #FEELING POSITIVE: Vaccinations and hope for family visits are raising spirits at a Kildare nursing home.

9. #OPINION: Writing in TheJournal.ie, columnist Aoife Martin says that the abuse endured by transgender people every day shows Ireland “has a long way to go”

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