MORNING BULLETIN:Almost 139,000 children living in consistent poverty; Romanians flown in to beg on Cork streets

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MORNING BULLETIN:Almost 139,000 children living in consistent poverty; Romanians flown in to beg on Cork streets

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IRELAND: Almost 139,000 children living in consistent poverty in Ireland.

IRELAND: People have flown in from Romania to take part in organised begging in Cork City, a senior garda has confirmed.

IRELAND: The cause of death of a man found  at the bottom of stairs in an apartment building in Cobh, Co Cork, was unclear last night.

BUSINESS: International companies are continuing to invest in Ireland while employment is growing.

WORLD: Cardinal Bernard Law, the disgraced former archbishop of Boston, has died at the age of 86, an official with the Catholic Church said.

SPORT: As Munster’s on-field coordinator, Billy Holland has to size up the opposition,  attack vulnerable areas, and decide where to target.

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ARTS: 2017 truly was a great year for gaming. Ronan Jennings reminds us of some of the big developments, including the rise of an ‘unknown’ Irishman.

VIRAL: Children who survived the Grenfell Tower blaze will urge viewers to “love and cherish your family” as they deliver this year’s alternative Christmas message.

SHOWBIZ: Sherlock star Mark Gatiss has hailed the  appointment of Jodie Whittaker as the next Time Lord.

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