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#Christmas

# christmas - Last year 2021

Over 1,200 dinners to be delivered to older people living alone on Christmas Day
# A Helping Hand
# A Helping Hand

Over 1,200 dinners to be delivered to older people living alone on Christmas Day

Dec 20th 2021, 5:38 PM 11,680 Views 5 Comments

The Order of the Knights of St Columbanus, Irish Rural Link and Alone are teaming up to provide the service.

Opinion: Secure your home this Christmas - expert advice on home and personal safety
# Home Security
# Home Security

Opinion: Secure your home this Christmas - expert advice on home and personal safety

Updated Dec 20th 2021, 11:00 AM 15,055 Views 2 Comments

Jonathan Pim of Manguard Plus security offers some practical advice to avoid thieves and opportunists this Christmas.

Poll: Do you have a real or artificial Christmas tree this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you have a real or artificial Christmas tree this year?

Dec 20th 2021, 9:19 AM 42,696 Views 68 Comments

The baubles are on by now, right?

QUIZ: How well do you actually know Love Actually?
# Quiz
# Quiz

QUIZ: How well do you actually know Love Actually?

Dec 19th 2021, 10:00 PM 54,494 Views 27 Comments

Even if you’ve tried to avoid it you’ve probably seen it about a dozen times.

How to talk to your loved ones about misinformation without ruining Christmas
# Talking Points
# Talking Points

How to talk to your loved ones about misinformation without ruining Christmas

Dec 19th 2021, 7:00 PM 32,587 Views 0 Comments

We talked to experts about how to approach that Facebook theory-loving family member.

Last minute online shopping? Here are some tips to keep your cash safe from fraudsters
# Fraud
# Fraud

Last minute online shopping? Here are some tips to keep your cash safe from fraudsters

Dec 19th 2021, 6:30 AM 10,503 Views 4 Comments

Fraud cases continue to increase.

Quiz: How well do you know Christmas treats?
# Sweets And Cakes
# Sweets And Cakes

Quiz: How well do you know Christmas treats?

Dec 18th 2021, 10:00 PM 52,245 Views 15 Comments

‘Tis the season.

Fairytale of New York is Ireland's favourite Christmas song by landslide, new poll shows
# Christmas Songs
# Christmas Songs

Fairytale of New York is Ireland's favourite Christmas song by landslide, new poll shows

Dec 18th 2021, 8:00 PM 37,140 Views 77 Comments

It’s according to new polling conducted by Red C on behalf of The Journal.

Netherlands to go into Christmas 'lockdown' says Prime Minister
# Covid Christmas
# Covid Christmas

Netherlands to go into Christmas 'lockdown' says Prime Minister

Dec 18th 2021, 6:57 PM 76,825 Views 66 Comments

Prime Minister Mark Rutte said the measures are intended to try to stop a surge of the Omicron coronavirus variant.

'Do your research' before choosing to get a pet this Christmas, DSPCA says
# Dog Is For Life
# Dog Is For Life

'Do your research' before choosing to get a pet this Christmas, DSPCA says

Dec 18th 2021, 9:45 AM 10,654 Views 0 Comments

Many animals are often surrendered or simply abandoned after the festive season.

Opinion: Feeling anxious this Christmas? There are steps you can take to cope
# Wellness At Christmas
# Wellness At Christmas

Opinion: Feeling anxious this Christmas? There are steps you can take to cope

Dec 18th 2021, 7:00 AM 19,021 Views 14 Comments

Therapist Bernie Hackett says Christmas can cause anxiety – she has a few helpful tips for coping.

'Drastic' NPHET recommendations not expected after today's meeting, says Minister
# Social Contacts
# Social Contacts

'Drastic' NPHET recommendations not expected after today's meeting, says Minister

Updated Dec 16th 2021, 12:51 PM 88,710 Views 59 Comments

NPHET is meeting today to discuss the roll out of more restrictions before Christmas.

NPHET to brief coalition party leaders this evening
# Omicron
# Omicron

NPHET to brief coalition party leaders this evening

Updated Dec 14th 2021, 7:00 PM 32,920 Views 47 Comments

The meeting this evening takes place prior to NPHET’s meeting on Thursday.

ESB Networks is reminding people not to take risks with electricity this Christmas
# Live And Dangerous
# Live And Dangerous

ESB Networks is reminding people not to take risks with electricity this Christmas

Dec 14th 2021, 12:14 PM 12,912 Views 16 Comments

The company is warning people never to use ESB Networks poles to hang outdoor Christmas lights as the electricity wires overhead are live and extremely dangerous.

Quiz: How well do you remember these movies featuring Santa?
# QUIZMAS
# QUIZMAS

Quiz: How well do you remember these movies featuring Santa?

Dec 12th 2021, 10:00 PM 47,413 Views 12 Comments

Test your festive knowledge.

Defensive gardening and sensor lights: How to protect your home from burglars this Christmas
# Protect Yourself
# Protect Yourself

Defensive gardening and sensor lights: How to protect your home from burglars this Christmas

Dec 12th 2021, 7:00 AM 25,349 Views 20 Comments

Burglaries are down significantly over the the Covid period.

Last-minute buying for a sports fan this Christmas? The42 Membership is the ideal gift
# The42 Membership
From The42
# The42 Membership

Last-minute buying for a sports fan this Christmas? The42 Membership is the ideal gift

Dec 10th 2021, 2:25 PM 6,147 Views 3 Comments

Treat them to a year of the very best Irish sports analysis and storytelling.

One in three people plan to borrow to fund their Christmas spending this year
# CCPC
# CCPC

One in three people plan to borrow to fund their Christmas spending this year

Dec 10th 2021, 6:00 AM 10,770 Views 20 Comments

The new research has shown that consumers expect to spend an average of almost €1,000 this festive season.

PHOTOS: A selection of your Christmas trees
# Feeling Festive
# Feeling Festive

PHOTOS: A selection of your Christmas trees

Dec 7th 2021, 4:35 PM 19,150 Views 3 Comments

The weather outside is frightful…

Poll: Have you decorated inside your home for Christmas?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you decorated inside your home for Christmas?

Dec 7th 2021, 12:15 PM 40,483 Views 23 Comments

You might be meaning to put some lights up outside, but as Storm Barra rages, it’s a day to stay indoors.

Poll: Have you seen or experienced a customer verbally abusing retail staff around Christmas?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you seen or experienced a customer verbally abusing retail staff around Christmas?

Dec 6th 2021, 10:06 AM 37,258 Views 51 Comments

A trade union has received “worrying reports” of an increase in the number of altercations with customers in recent weeks.

Poll: Will you limit indoor visits to three other households at a time for the next while?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you limit indoor visits to three other households at a time for the next while?

Dec 4th 2021, 8:30 AM 66,822 Views 158 Comments

The government issued new guidance on visits to private homes in the weeks ahead.

Public warned not to buy puppies this Christmas as some farms 'churning out' hundreds of dogs
# Puppy Farms
# Puppy Farms

Public warned not to buy puppies this Christmas as some farms 'churning out' hundreds of dogs

Dec 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 38,807 Views 0 Comments

The DSPCA has urged people to adopt and not to shop, where possible.

Taoiseach: Nightclubs to close next Tuesday, 50% capacity cap for indoor events and strict rules for hospitality
# Winter Of Discontent
# Winter Of Discontent

Taoiseach: Nightclubs to close next Tuesday, 50% capacity cap for indoor events and strict rules for hospitality

Updated Dec 3rd 2021, 9:20 PM 269,394 Views 323 Comments
  • Micheál Martin said the measures had to be brought in in order to respond to the current conditions and the Omicron variant.
  • He said the risks of proceeding into the Christmas period without some restrictions are 'just too high'.
  • The Pandemic Unemployment Payment will reopen for applications for workers impacted by the latest restrictions
No more than four households to meet inside homes in coming weeks, public advised
# Household Visits
# Household Visits

No more than four households to meet inside homes in coming weeks, public advised

Dec 3rd 2021, 6:23 PM 31,690 Views 83 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced a number of new Covid restrictions this evening.

Poll: Will you change your Christmas travel plans this year?
# Travel Plans
# Travel Plans

Poll: Will you change your Christmas travel plans this year?

Dec 3rd 2021, 9:32 AM 35,830 Views 47 Comments

Have your say.

Christmas party numbers should not be limited, says Johnson
# UK
# UK

Christmas party numbers should not be limited, says Johnson

Dec 2nd 2021, 3:59 PM 19,276 Views 31 Comments

Business minister George Freeman had suggested festive gatherings could depend on how many are attending

Poll: When is it acceptable for radio stations to start playing Christmas songs?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: When is it acceptable for radio stations to start playing Christmas songs?

Dec 2nd 2021, 8:32 AM 33,115 Views 30 Comments

Is it too soon to be hearing Wham! or Mariah Carey back on the air?

Christmas payment will be paid to 1.4 million social welfare recipients next week
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

Christmas payment will be paid to 1.4 million social welfare recipients next week

Dec 1st 2021, 10:18 AM 42,663 Views 57 Comments

The cost of this year’s Christmas payment will be €313 million.

Gardaí launch Dublin 'Open City' to minimise traffic and ease public transport before Christmas
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Gardaí launch Dublin 'Open City' to minimise traffic and ease public transport before Christmas

Dec 1st 2021, 10:08 AM 18,840 Views 13 Comments

The initiative runs in Dublin until the end of this month.

Poll: Have you cancelled any winter travel plans after new testing rules?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you cancelled any winter travel plans after new testing rules?

Dec 1st 2021, 9:02 AM 33,765 Views 34 Comments

All inbound travellers to Ireland will need a negative Covid test from Friday.

Gordon Elliott pair will take on A Plus Tard at Leopardstown Christmas Festival
# Racing
From The42
# Racing

Gordon Elliott pair will take on A Plus Tard at Leopardstown Christmas Festival

Nov 29th 2021, 6:48 PM 2,558 Views 0 Comments

Christmas cracker in store in the Savills Chase.

The Late Late Toy Show Appeal is set to raise more than €6m for children's charities
# Late Late Toy Show
# Late Late Toy Show

The Late Late Toy Show Appeal is set to raise more than €6m for children's charities

Nov 29th 2021, 10:48 AM 17,063 Views 25 Comments

The Revolut app teamed up with RTÉ this year to allow people to donate to the Toy Show appeal directly through the app.

The top 11 moments from this year's Late Late Toy Show
# Late Late Toy Show
# Late Late Toy Show

The top 11 moments from this year's Late Late Toy Show

Nov 27th 2021, 12:25 AM 94,213 Views 67 Comments

Mystery phone bidder Tony Holohan, ringing the bell on cancer, and Hakuna Matata master Kellie Harrington.

Quiz: How well do you remember these toy crazes?
# Toy Time
# Toy Time

Quiz: How well do you remember these toy crazes?

Nov 26th 2021, 10:00 PM 55,840 Views 19 Comments

And there’s one… for everyone in the audience!

Trucker shortage could lead to drink supply issues in the UK this Christmas
# Dreaming Of A Dry Christmas
# Dreaming Of A Dry Christmas

Trucker shortage could lead to drink supply issues in the UK this Christmas

Nov 24th 2021, 10:28 PM 20,746 Views 34 Comments

49 leading companies wrote to the British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps about the issue.

Taoiseach tells councils that families shouldn't be evicted from homeless accommodation
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Taoiseach tells councils that families shouldn't be evicted from homeless accommodation

Nov 24th 2021, 6:11 PM 16,612 Views 16 Comments

Micheál Martin has urged local authorities to ‘use common sense’.

St Vincent de Paul forecasts record number of calls for support this December
# SVP
# SVP

St Vincent de Paul forecasts record number of calls for support this December

Nov 22nd 2021, 7:33 AM 8,458 Views 13 Comments

The cost of energy, rent and transport are putting pressure on low-income households, the society said.

Poll: Would you be comfortable going to a work Christmas party?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you be comfortable going to a work Christmas party?

Nov 21st 2021, 9:40 AM 89,424 Views 117 Comments

The CMO has advised against major social events like Christmas parties.

German lawmakers back new Covid measures after disease agency warns of 'really terrible Christmas'
# Bundestag
# Bundestag

German lawmakers back new Covid measures after disease agency warns of 'really terrible Christmas'

Nov 18th 2021, 7:49 PM 28,352 Views 12 Comments

The laws include requirements for employees to prove they are vaccinated, recovered from Covid-19 or have tested negative to access workplaces.