Video: Storm Barra continues and vaccines are approved for children aged 5-11

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Storm Barra continues

Schools in 12 counties will remain closed on Wednesday, as the country continues to feel the impact of Storm Barra.

Weather warnings remain in place in parts of the country, after thousands of people were left without power as wind and rain battered many coastal areas for hours on Tuesday.

It is expected that some people will remain without power on Wednesday and possibly into the coming days after the ESB reported almost 60,000 homes were without power on Wednesday morning.

However, the ESB said workers continued their efforts to restore power to impacted homes and businesses where it was safe to do so last night, with work in other areas resuming at first light on Wednesday.

Vaccines for children aged 5-11

The National Immunisation Advisory Committee (Niac) has approved the administration of Covid-19 vaccine to children aged 5-11.

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The decision comes after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced its approval of the roll-out to younger children in November.

The recommendation was conveyed to the Government on Wednesday morning, with Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly accepting the measures.

Trevor Deely information appeal

Gardaí are renewing their appeal for information on the disappearance of Trevor Deely 21 years ago.

CCTV footage shows he was last seen on Haddington Road in Dublin on December 8th 2000.

The footage also shows a man in dark clothing speaking to Trevor near a Bank of Ireland ATM. Investigators are keen to identify the man.

Anyone with information is being asked to come forward.

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