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The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s your round-up of the news this Sunday morning.

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EVERY MORNING, The Journal brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day. 

1. #MOTHER AND BABY HOMES: Geraldine was born in St Patrick’s, while her sister Pauline was born in Bessborough – 50 years later they found each other after a social worker “stumbled across” valuable details.

2. #RIP: Uachtarán Michael D Higgins and Chris O’Dowd have led tributes to Irish actor Tom Hickey, who played Benjy in the TV series The Riordans.

3. #OPINION: Minister of State for Disability Anne Rabbittee speaks about the threat she received as politicians talk about the increasing threats to them personally in doing their jobs.

4. #TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS: A Dublin Bus bus driver allegedly told a passenger on board a service last year that enforcing the wearing of face masks on board “was nothing to do with him”. 

5. #MISSING: Gardaí are seeking the public’s help in tracing the whereabouts of 24-year-old Tautvydas Audiejaitis, who has been missing since Friday.

6. #M&S: The Sunday Independent is reporting that Marks & Spencer is seeking 245 voluntary redundancies across its 18 Irish stores.

7. #DONEGAL: The Irish Times reports that a meeting between the Health Minister Stephen Donnelly, local politicians and public health officials about rising Covid-19 cases in Donegal was ‘positive’.

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8. #SPORTS HERO: Katie Taylor is still the undisputed lightweight champion after edging out Natasha Jonas in a modern-classic installment of their decade-long rivalry.

9. #OLYMPIANS: Ireland will be sending a mixed 4x400m team to the Tokyo Olympics after a Chris O’Donnell, Phil Healy, Sharlene Mawdsley and Thomas Barr produced a stunning performance in Chorzow, Poland, last night.

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