MORNING BULLETIN: Cork University Hospital cancels surgeries for two weeks; 2,700 to collect Christmas food parcels in Dublin

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MORNING BULLETIN: Cork University Hospital cancels surgeries for two weeks; 2,700 to collect Christmas food parcels in Dublin

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IRELAND: All scheduled surgery has been cancelled at Cork University Hospital for two weeks over Christmas, despite there being almost 1,500 people on waiting lists.

IRELAND: Well-wishers have been sending their thoughts across the Atlantic for cystic fibrosis campaigner Orla Tinsley who had a long-awaited double lung transplant in New York on Wednesday night.

IRELAND: In a week in which the homeless crisis hit new levels, at least 2,700 people are expected to attend the Day Centre in Dublin’s Bow St today for its Christmas Parcel Day, collecting specially prepared food parcels.

BUSINESS: Around 500 AIB workers are in line to share around €317,500 for moving offices.

WORLD: The party of ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has claimed victory for the separatist bloc in the regional election.

SPORT: RONAN O'GARA: And just like that, my time in Paris is over

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FEATURE: Far from being sensitive snowflakes, many post-Millennials are driven to succeed, says Deirdre Reynoldswho talks to four young influencers.

FEATURE: Ireland's expats reflect on Christmas at home and abroad

ARTS: Some of the movers and shakers of Cork’s arts and entertainment scene tell Des O’Driscoll about their highlights of 2017, and what they are looking forward to for 2018.

SHOWBIZ: Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda said he was “overwhelmed and grateful” as his hip hop musical about of one of America’s founding fathers opened in the West End to a standing ovation.

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