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The Five Lamps lit in Green, white and orange for the arrival of Kellie Harrington.
The Five Lamps lit in Green, white and orange for the arrival of Kellie Harrington.
Image: Gráinne Ní Aodha

EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, The Journal brings you the five biggest stories of the day.

1. #GOLD: Olympic champion Kellie Harrington is back in Dublin and en route home to Portland Row for a hero’s welcome. 

2. #MERRIONGATE: Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has said he “absolutely accepts” the explanations from his party leader Tánaiste Leo Varadkar with regard to the controversial event in the Merrion Hotel.

3. #CLIMATE: The Government “remains committed” to increasing carbon tax to €100 per tonne, with climate change set to be “central” to discussions around the upcoming budget..

4. #VACCINE: The number of community pharmacies administering the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine will double this week to over 700 nationwide, the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) has confirmed.  

5. #GERMANY: A German man suspected of killing another man for sexual gratification and eating pieces of the victim’s body has gone on trial in Berlin.

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