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An EU virus recovery fund is finally struck, ancient skeletal remains found in Dublin, and Jack Charlton’s funeral to take place in England.

Updated Jul 21st 2020, 8:49 AM

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1. #HERE EU GO: EU leaders have emerged from a marathon four-day and four-night summit with a €750 billion rescue plan for economies left shattered by the coronavirus epidemic.

2. #CO-LIVING: Property group Bartra Capital has claimed the risk of transmission of Covid-19 in its shared co-living accommodation buildings is lower than the risk of transmission in a smaller shared house or apartment.

3. #HEALTHCARE WORKERS: The Oireachtas Covid-19 committee is to hear that a total of seven healthcare workers who tested positive for coronavirus died, according to the Irish Examiner. The INMO, Siptu, and Fórsa are due to appear before the committee today.

4. #CAN’T CATCH A BREAK: A State rebate aimed at encouraging Irish people to holiday in Ireland won’t be available until September, to coincide with the holiday season drop-off, reports the Irish Independent.

5. #CANCER: Disruption to cancer referrals and routine screening, and people avoiding healthcare because of the Covid-19 pandemic, could result in 3,500 potentially avoidable deaths from the four main cancers in England by 2025.

6. #PENSION REFORM: People who live alone are at a greater risk of falling into poverty in Ireland once they reach retirement age, according to a new study.

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7. #SWORDS: Skeletal remains found in north county Dublin are probably of a child of 10-12 years of age, and could date back to a Medieval plague, experts have said.

8. #WEATHER: The warm conditions experienced across the country yesterday are set to continue today, but a temporary break from the sun is coming tomorrow.

9. #RIP: The funeral of former Republic of Ireland soccer manager Jack Charlton is to take place in Newcastle today – the cortège will pass through his native Ashington in the northeast of England.

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