Gardaí made three arrests this year for commercial begging in Kerry

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Gardaí in Kerry have made three arrests so far this year for commercial begging.

The figure, which relates to the first six months of this year, compares with four arrests in 2017 and no arrest in 2016.

Elsewhere, gardaí in Cork arrested 36 people on suspicion of being commercial beggars so far this year.

The information was revealed by the Garda Press Office.