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Dublin fatal assault

A man has been arrested following a fatal assault at a Dublin home on Sunday night.

Gardaí said they are investigating “all the circumstances” surrounding the assault at a domestic dwelling in Carriglea View, Firhouse, Dublin 24.

A man, aged in his 60s, was fatally assaulted during the incident that took place at around 11.50pm.

Outdoor drinking

Gardaí have raised questions regarding the legality of pubs and restaurants serving alcohol in temporary outdoor seating areas, as they are not covered by licensing laws.

Acting Minister for Justice Heather Humphrey's has said gardaí will apply discretion when dealing with the matter, however, CEO of the Vintners Federation of Ireland, Padraig Cribben said the matter must be clarified further.

Vaccine registration

The registration of people under 40 for the Covid-19 vaccine is continuing, with 38-year-olds welcome to apply via the HSE portal from today.

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The registration will continue to go down a year group each day until Thursday when those aged 35 will be able to register.

As only the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines will be used for people under 40, the HSE has said it will take longer to vaccinate these cohorts.

Despite this, the vaccine rollout continues to move at pace, with people over 50 now able to receive the jab from a participating pharmacy if they have not already registered on the HSE online portal.

National maternity hospital

Concerns surrounding the relocation of the national maternity hospital from Holles Street remain ahead of a Dáil motion on the matter.

Last week, questions were raised regarding the governance and ownership of the hospital, planned for a site at Elm Park, Dublin 4 which is owned by religious order, the Sisters of Charity.

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said a new location may need to be found if Government red lines are not met.

Summer solstice

People have gathered to mark the summer solstice by visiting Newgrange in Co Meath.

Crowds traditionally gather at the prehistoric monument to watch dawn break, however, this is the second year that Covid-19 has impacted the gathering.

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