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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal brings you a round-up of today’s news.

Ireland

sun 629 People enjoy the sun in St Stephens Green this afternoon Source: Rollingnews.ie

International

duke-of-edinburgh-funeral Prince Philip's coffin is carried into St George's Chapel Source: PA

#BIDEN US President Joe Biden is to rescind Donald Trump’s cap on refugees by next month.

#ISS One US astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts have returned to Earth after a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station.

#PRINCE PHILIP The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral in London took place today, with just 30 mourners able to attend the ceremony in St George’s Chapel. 

Parting Shot

Ireland’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout suffered a series of intense shocks this week, with new recommendations for AstraZeneca vaccines and a pause of Janssen vaccines in Europe.

It isn’t all doom and gloom, however, with over 500,000 additional Pfizer vaccines expected to be delivered within Q2 of 2021.

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How will this change Ireland’s vaccination programme going forward?

To answer that, our reporter Michelle Hennessy, examined the changes the rollout is facing over the weeks and months ahead.

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