Chernobyl kids arrive in Ireland for Christmas

About 100 children from the Chernobyl region of Eastern Europe are coming to Ireland for Christmas.

About 100 children from the Chernobyl region of Eastern Europe are coming to Ireland for Christmas.

Amongst those greeting them at Shannon airport tonight will be Duncan Stewart, who's still recovering from injuries received after falling from the roof of an orphanage being built in Belarus.

The youngsters, aged from seven to 17 years will spend the next three weeks with families across Ireland.

Adi Roche, of the Chernobyl Children's Project, says it's a potentially life-saving experience, giving their immune systems a rest from the radiation that is everywhere at home.

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