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Tuesday 7 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Christmas Day

Last year
2022
# What's on?
Here's every film and special on RTÉ, TG4, and Virgin today and tomorrow
Plonk yourself down in front of the telly and see what’s on.
All time
# Pure legends
Cork's Penny Dinners to feed 700 people across the city today
The Cork Penny Dinners were founded in 1888 and have been helping the poor of Cork city ever since.
# filum
Here's every film on RTÉ, TG4 and Virgin today and tomorrow
Pass the remote.
# Weather
White Christmas slips away with tomorrow set to hit 11 degrees
Christmas snow is unlikely.
# A helping hand
Over 1,200 dinners to be delivered to older people living alone on Christmas Day
The Order of the Knights of St Columbanus, Irish Rural Link and Alone are teaming up to provide the service.
# sambos or sweets
Player Ratings: What's the best post-Christmas snack?
Are you into turkey sandwiches? Or is a good-old fashioned mince pie the best?
# Border Crossing
Extra 800 troops sent in to help clear backlog as thousands of drivers spend Christmas in their lorries in Kent
Some have already spent nearly a week stranded due to the diplomatic impasse.
# Merry Quizmass
Quiz: How well do you know the history of Christmas Days past?
Test your knowledge.
# telly
Spending the day on the couch? Here's every film on RTÉ and Virgin today
You’ve a lot of choice.
# duty calls
Going to work on Christmas Day: 'We've 1,500 animals here. They all need to be looked after'
Across many professions, duty still calls on Christmas Day .
# off to work
'Being a carer, it's not like Christmas. It's groundhog day': The people who go to work on 25 December
The likes of carers, rescue volunteers and hospitality workers are among those who’ll be kept busy this Christmas Day.
# Courts
Man who 'destroyed' single mother's home on Christmas Day jailed for three-and-a-half years
The man ripped furniture, placed devices in a sink filled with water and urinated throughout the home, the court heard.
# open sesame
Poll: Would you like to see pubs open on Christmas Day?
The chairperson of the Cork Vintners Association said yesterday that there was no appetite among members to open on Christmas Day.
# christmas for one
This is what it was like spending Christmas alone in a beachside hut in Cambodia
There’s not a huge amount of tinsel, let’s just put it that way.
# doctors and nurses
'No one would choose to work on Christmas Day, but we're all in it together'
Doctors, nurses, midwives and others will be working across the country today and throughout the week.
# Christmas Day
Poll: Will you leave the house today?
Are you going to get out of your pyjamas at any stage?
# hi ho hi ho ho ho
'Enjoying the kids playing with presents will have to wait': Heading out to work on Christmas day
TheJournal.ie speaks to some of those who’ll be getting up to go to work today, and how Christmas is for them.
# not too bad
The Christmas day weather forecast? It's actually set to be quite mild
It’s not set to be a white one, anyway.
# howaya
The star of Damo & Ivor surprised a huge fan in Dublin on Christmas morning and it was lovely
Well played.
# splash
Pictures: These brave souls headed out for Christmas Day swims across the country
Hundreds turned out across the country for Christmas Day swims.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you attend a religious service today?
Many people do, even if they don’t normally attend during the year.
# telly
Here's absolutely everything worth watching on telly this Christmas Day
IT’S CHRIST-MAAAAS.
# hi ho hi ho
'It can be a lonely time of year. That's why I go out working': How it feels to work on Christmas Day
We spoke to some of the people who are getting up early in the morning while the rest of us open presents.
# laid to rest
George Michael's funeral takes place three months after his death on Christmas Day
A UK coroner has ruled that his death came by natural causes.
# investigation discontinued
Coroner finds George Michael died of natural causes
The coroner said there is no need for an inquest or any further enquiries.
# Waterford
One arrest after man found with head injuries on Christmas Day dies
The man, aged in his 20s, passed away in hospital yesterday evening.
# Christmas Day
'Commander, we're falling': Pilots' final words on doomed Russian plane reported as second black box found
Early indications suggest the plane’s wingflaps may have been faulty.
# Brrrr
Pics: You made quite the splash with your festive swims
Even more pics of how you got on.
# Investigation
Man in 'serious condition' after being found unconscious in Waterford house on Christmas Day
Emergency services were called to a house on Francis Street at 8.30pm.
# take me to church
Poll: Will you attend a religious service today?
It’s Christmas Day AND a Sunday,
# it's a bit dry
Foil Arms and Hog have identified every argument your family will have on Christmas Day
It’s all coming down the line to you!
# alone for christmas
A Dublin woman set up a Christmas Day lunch for 300 people so no-one would be alone on the big day
Margaret Brown and her volunteers will cater to around 300 people this Christmas
# christmas dinner
A cafe in Tullamore is serving free dinner on Christmas Day for people who are struggling
Hats off to The Bakehouse.
# coming together
Mourners that attended funeral of Polish man who died on Christmas Day praised by ambassador
Marek Skiba’s funeral was attended by hundred of mourners this week.
# Liveline
Brendan O'Carroll to pay for funeral of Polish man who died in Ennis on Christmas Day
The body of the 51-year-old, who was formerly homeless, has been in a morgue in Limerick since December.
# Must See TV
Mrs Brown’s Boys was the most watched TV show over Christmas
Both the movie and the Christmas special proved popular with viewers this year.
# Christmas Day
Malaysia Airlines investigates 'mix-up' that sent plane flying in wrong direction
“The safety of both passengers and crew were never compromised at any time,” the airline said.
# braving it
In pics and videos: Your Christmas and Stephen's Day swims
Conditions were Baltic – but thousands still turned out for the annual festive dips.
# Christmas Day
'Attempted murder' arrest after man opens fire on squad car from house
The attack happened in the Heath Lodge Close area of North Belfast, as officers were searching for a man who carried out an alleged assault.
# brrrrrrrrrrr
Planning a Christmas swim? Converts swear it gives you a 'natural high'
Hundreds of events will be taking place across the country today.