MORNING BULLETIN: Minister bemoans iPad generation, Trump's Twitter outage

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IRELAND: Health Minister Simon Harris has bemoaned the lack of physical activity among young people, saying that children are “nearly being born with an iPad in their hand”.

IRELAND: Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has given a commitment that students will be able to finish an art degree on a West Cork island despite uncertainty over funding for technical support.

IRELAND: A health expert is calling on the Government to introduce the Public Health Alcohol Bill as a matter of urgency in order to save lives.

IRELAND: The Government is being urged not to repeat the mistakes of the past as it prepares to introduce a new affordable housing scheme.

WORLD: President Donald Trump's Twitter account briefly disappeared on Thursday after it was deactivated by a customer support worker on their last day.

BUSINESS: Sterling fell sharply yesterday after the Bank of England raised interest rates for the first time in more than a decade but said it sees only gradual rises ahead.

SPORT: Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra appeared to kick a fan in the head in a heated confrontation before Marseille’s Europa League match in Portugal last night.

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FEATURES: Dr Christian Jessen returns to running his on-screen clinic with even more dramatic cases. The TV presenter talks to Georgia Humphreys about getting patients to open up, taking work home with him and and his own mental health.

SHOWBIZ: Kate Winslet, Victoria Beckham and Jodie Foster were among the winners at Harper’s Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards.

ARTS: Nathan Carter has a new TV show starting on Sunday and a  big gig lined up in Dublin in the spring. Life sure is good, he tells Ed Power.



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