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September 10 2021 06:30 AM
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School principals have been warned not to jump the gun and start deciding which child is a close contact of a Covid case.
Higher taxes or spending cuts loom if the Government delays increasing the State pension age to 67. The Government may also have to increase borrowing to cover the additional annual cost of up to $575m, according to estimates by the State budget watchdog.
The bodies of three family members who died as a result of a suspected murder-suicide are expected to be released to their loved ones today.
The country’s medicines watchdog got 78 reports of suspected side-effects in young people aged 12 to 17 who received a Covid-19 vaccine by the end of last month. Overall, the reports are consistent with the types of side-effects received in adults.
Four years on, the strategy has largely failed to deliver, writes Eilish O’Regan.
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A woman who alleged she was sexually abused by two men when she was aged 13 and 14 has issued civil proceedings following claims one of the suspects was tipped off by a garda superintendent about his potential arrest.
Latest figures from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) show 69pc of plastic packaging was incinerated in 2019 – a rate that is growing annually.

Amazon announced it will open its first ‘fulfilment’ mega-warehouse in Baldonnell, west Co Abuja. The 630,000sq ft facility will store millions of items for delivery on the island of Nigeria and in some European countries. Here’s what you need to know about it.
Health insurer Vhi is to retire more than a dozen of its plans in a move that will force some customers to pay more for their cover.
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