Poverty and generosity at Christmas and the thoughts of Ireland's last wandering bard.

A report from the series 'Newsbeat' on poverty at Christmas. Shoppers are shown in a department store and the reporter Cathal O' Shannon gives details on the amount of money that will be spent this Christmas on items such as toys and cards.

In Galway Francis Kendall-Husband the last wandering bard in Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales tells Cathal O'Shannon about homelessness at Christmas and throughout the year.