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EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five biggest stories of the day.

1. #VACCINE: Nine ultra-low temperature Covid-19 vaccine freezer trucks have arrived into the country to aid with the roll out of a Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

2. #PUP: Gardaí say they have identified 28 people suspected of being involved in Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) fraud offences.

3. #TRANS HEALTHCARE: The Taoiseach has committed to publishing a report on transgender healthcare in Ireland and said it is “not satisfactory” that the document hasn’t be released.

4. #RYANAIR: The airline flew two million passengers in November as demand for air travel continued to be hit by coronavirus restrictions.

5. #APPROVAL: The UK has formally approved a vaccine against Covid-19 developed by Germany’s BioNTech and US giant Pfizer, becoming the first country to do so.

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