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# Christmas Message

Last year
Pope Francis calls for an end to 'senseless' war in Ukraine in Christmas message
The pope made the address from the balcony of St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.
All time
Pope Francis urges humility as he chides cardinals and bishops in Christmas address
As he has before, the pontiff used his annual Christmas address to take Vatican administrators to task for their perceived moral and personal failings.
Watch: President Michael D Higgins delivers his Christmas address to the nation
The President also wished everyone in Ireland a Happy Christmas and a New Year of hope and promise.
President Higgins' Christmas message: 'Do we dismiss them... telling them there is no room at our inn?'
Michael D Higgins also urged people to take action on the climate crisis in his annual address.
'Don't have too much fun without us': Christmas messages from Irish soldiers working abroad
Members of the Defence Forces have submitted their Christmas messages to loved ones.
Pope Francis attacks 'insatiable greed' in world and calls for 'fraternity' among people
Crowds came from all over the world, meanwhile, to mark Christmas Day in Bethlehem.
Michael D Higgins' Christmas message: 'Far too many people missing the security of home'
In his annual address, Higgins called for “a new commitment to social solidarity” both at home and abroad.
'The footsteps of Joseph and Mary': Pope Francis urges Catholics not to ignore migrants' plight this Christmas
In a mass in Bethlehem, an archbishop used his homily to lambast the “Herods of today”.
Michael D Higgins Christmas message: 'The burden of homelessness will overshadow the festive season'
In his annual address, Higgins said that Christmas was a time to reflect on the year gone by and to think of the story “that lies at the heart of this festive season”.
Driver three times over alcohol limit from drinking the night before
Gardaí say getting behind the wheel after a night of drinking remains a big problem.
What message would you like to give your family this Christmas?
If someone is on your mind, let them know.
Theresa May challenges Britain to 'forge bold new role' in bullish Christmas message
The Queen and British athletes at the Olympics and Paralympics were singled out for praise by May.
'As this year ends peace can seem very distant': President Higgins reflects on 2016
“[This is a] time to focus on the message contained in the story of a child in the manger, born to parents without a home.”
Father of drowned Syrian toddler to give Channel 4's Christmas message
He will appeal for the world to open its doors to Syrians.
Cameron says Britain's Christianity is key to its success
Cameron has been criticised for the focus on religion in this year’s Christmas message.
'My kebab is cold': Police in the UK release list of most ridiculous phone calls
The Met Police are asking the public to consider whether or not their situation is an emergency.
President Higgins uses annual fireside chat to call for greater solidarity with refugees
A Christmas message from the Áras…
Panti Bliss will deliver a 'Queen of Ireland's Christmas Message' on TV3 this year
The true queen shall address her nation.
Pope Francis: "Truly there are so many tears this Christmas"
Pope Francis’s first Christmas message has been delivered.
'Privacy matters': Here's Edward Snowden's Alternative Christmas Message
In case you missed it, here is what he fugitive whistleblower had to say in Channel 4′s Alternative Christmas Message.
Francis prays for child soldiers “robbed of their childhood”
The new Pope has delivered his first Christmas ‘urbi et orbi’ message.
Open Thread: Leave a Christmas message for your loved ones
Are you working out time difference to see when your loved ones will be up? Send your thoughts to those you’re missing.
Edward Snowden to deliver Channel 4's Alternative Christmas Message
It’s now 20 years since the British broadcaster began airing its alternative to the Queen’s annual televised address.
'Every household in Ireland has endured a lot': Here's Enda Kenny's Christmas message
Watch the Taoiseach’s message to the people of Ireland this festive season…
President Higgins: Thanks to all who work for others over Christmas
As part of his annual Christmas and New Year message to the nation, the President wants us to focus on ethics in 2014.
Cardinal's Christmas message: abortion protests and healing divisions
Cardinal Seán Brady has urged Irish people to let their representatives know their views on abortion.
Open thread: Leave a Christmas message for your family and friends
Spending Christmas abroad? Send your thoughts to loved ones back home – or vice versa.
The Queen in 3D Specs Pic of the Day
You cool ma’am, you cool.
Column: Christmas is a tough time with depression. Here’s what I’m doing about it.
Garry Williams has never liked Christmas – but this year, he writes, it will be different.
VIDEO: Here's Taoiseach Enda Kenny's Christmas message to Ireland
In his annual Christmas message the Taoiseach praises the people of Ireland for their efforts to get the country back on track.
Read Me: President Higgins' message for Christmas and New Year
The President of Ireland offers his best wishes to the people of Ireland and the Irish family, “wherever they may be”.
Open thread: Spending Christmas abroad? Leave a message for your family and friends
Share your thoughts on spending Christmas abroad and send festive greetings to the folks back home.
Watch: The Taoiseach's Christmas message to Ireland
Enda Kenny has delivered a Christmas message. Watch it here.