Covid-19: Government pins hopes on vaccine rollout acceleration

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Micheál Martin took the unusual step of urging his fellow EU leaders not to move to retain vaccines in the EU ahead of a summit later this week. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Micheál Martin took the unusual step of urging his fellow EU leaders not to move to retain vaccines in the EU ahead of a summit later this week. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Good morning.

Back after a brief St Patrick’s Day break (there was neither Cabinet nor Dáil sittings last week), and Covid continues to dominate almost every aspect of Government business.

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