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# christmas - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

Here's how to reduce food waste this Christmas week
# Eat Up
# Eat Up

Here's how to reduce food waste this Christmas week

Dec 24th 2019, 4:00 PM 11,052 Views 10 Comments

Don’t bin those leftovers.

Notre Dame unable to host Christmas services for first time since French Revolution
# Paris
# Paris

Notre Dame unable to host Christmas services for first time since French Revolution

Dec 24th 2019, 2:47 PM 14,869 Views 24 Comments

The Paris landmark was damaged by a fire this year and reconstruction is expected to take several years.

More than 200 patients waiting on trolleys in Irish hospitals on Christmas Eve
# Waiting
# Waiting

More than 200 patients waiting on trolleys in Irish hospitals on Christmas Eve

Dec 24th 2019, 1:56 PM 23,851 Views 42 Comments

The number is down from the more than 400 who were waiting for a bed yesterday morning.

Compromise and having a 'code word': How to make Christmas easier for people with eating disorders
# Advice
# Advice

Compromise and having a 'code word': How to make Christmas easier for people with eating disorders

Dec 24th 2019, 11:00 AM 12,811 Views 10 Comments

This time of year can be very difficult for a person with an eating disorder, but there are ways to help.

One too many Netflix binges this Christmas? Here are the movies on subscription-free TV in the next three days

One too many Netflix binges this Christmas? Here are the movies on subscription-free TV in the next three days

Dec 24th 2019, 9:00 AM 51,129 Views 47 Comments

We have you covered.

Poll: Are you going to the pub today?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you going to the pub today?

Dec 24th 2019, 8:30 AM 39,026 Views 77 Comments

We all have our own traditions when it comes to socialising at Christmas time.

# christmas - Monday 23 December, 2019

Quiz: Do you remember these classic Christmas toys?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: Do you remember these classic Christmas toys?

Dec 23rd 2019, 8:00 PM 63,449 Views 22 Comments

Stretch Armstrong, anyone?

Explainer: How does Santa get all the toys made in time for Christmas?
# Christmas Time
# Christmas Time

Explainer: How does Santa get all the toys made in time for Christmas?

Dec 23rd 2019, 6:30 PM 12,715 Views 19 Comments

Just how does he do it? It takes an awful lot of hard work.

President Higgins' Christmas message: 'Do we dismiss them... telling them there is no room at our inn?'
# Michael D
# Michael D

President Higgins' Christmas message: 'Do we dismiss them... telling them there is no room at our inn?'

Dec 23rd 2019, 7:30 AM 26,974 Views 77 Comments

Michael D Higgins also urged people to take action on the climate crisis in his annual address.

The average Irish household has spent €2,800 in shops this month
# Shopping
# Shopping

The average Irish household has spent €2,800 in shops this month

Dec 23rd 2019, 6:00 AM 8,614 Views 21 Comments

Consumer spending is set to reach almost €5 billion this month.

# christmas - Sunday 22 December, 2019

Feeling stressed in the run up to Christmas? Here are some tips to avoid burnout
# Endurance
# Endurance

Feeling stressed in the run up to Christmas? Here are some tips to avoid burnout

Dec 22nd 2019, 4:00 PM 18,486 Views 20 Comments

Between gift shopping and making the perfect dinner, burnout is easily felt this time of year.

'Don’t wash the turkey' and other important tips to prevent making your loved ones ill this Christmas
# Careful Now
# Careful Now

'Don’t wash the turkey' and other important tips to prevent making your loved ones ill this Christmas

Dec 22nd 2019, 1:00 PM 32,761 Views 20 Comments

Safefood said for 25% of people, this will be their first time cooking Christmas dinner.

Poll: Will you attend a religious service over the Christmas period?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you attend a religious service over the Christmas period?

Dec 22nd 2019, 11:30 AM 32,713 Views 105 Comments

Many people do, even if they don’t normally attend during the year.

Christmas can be stressful - here are ways to mind your mental health during the holidays
# Be Kind To Yourself
# Be Kind To Yourself

Christmas can be stressful - here are ways to mind your mental health during the holidays

Dec 22nd 2019, 9:15 AM 17,082 Views 9 Comments

It isn’t an easy time for everyone, so we’ve taken a look at how this Christmas can be better for everyone.

The Irish For: I'm getting tired of the same Christmas pop hits - here are some alternatives
# Column
# Column

The Irish For: I'm getting tired of the same Christmas pop hits - here are some alternatives

Dec 22nd 2019, 8:30 AM 12,094 Views 10 Comments

What harm if we learn some words as Gaeilge along the way?

Here are some practical ways you can help homeless people this Christmas and New Year
# Give A Helping Hand
# Give A Helping Hand

Here are some practical ways you can help homeless people this Christmas and New Year

Dec 22nd 2019, 6:00 AM 20,125 Views 16 Comments

It can be as simple as treating someone with empathy when they approach you in the street.

# christmas - Saturday 21 December, 2019

Quiz: How well do you know your Christmas carols?
# SING IN EXULTATION
# SING IN EXULTATION

Quiz: How well do you know your Christmas carols?

Dec 21st 2019, 9:00 PM 41,729 Views 23 Comments

GLOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoORIA!

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

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

Dec 21st 2019, 11:00 AM 25,962 Views 12 Comments

Test your festive knowledge.

Suicide prevention charity Pieta House expects surge in calls and messages over Christmas period
# Pieta House
# Pieta House

Suicide prevention charity Pieta House expects surge in calls and messages over Christmas period

Dec 21st 2019, 8:30 AM 7,500 Views 7 Comments

The suicide prevention charity says that average calls to its helpline rose by 45% this year

Flying somewhere for Christmas? Don't wrap any presents you're bringing onto the plane
# Festive Flying
# Festive Flying

Flying somewhere for Christmas? Don't wrap any presents you're bringing onto the plane

Dec 21st 2019, 6:15 AM 10,237 Views 7 Comments

People will likely be requested to open any wrapped gifts while they go through airport security.

# christmas - Friday 20 December, 2019

Poll: Do you think Christmas is too commercial?

Poll: Do you think Christmas is too commercial?

Dec 20th 2019, 9:12 AM 31,194 Views 62 Comments

There’s always been an element of buying that goes with the season of giving – but has it gone too far?

Dublin Airport faces busiest day today as Christmas rush begins
# Christmas Rush
# Christmas Rush

Dublin Airport faces busiest day today as Christmas rush begins

Dec 20th 2019, 6:10 AM 14,988 Views 25 Comments

More than 1,600 performers from local schools and choirs will be there to greet the tens of thousands arriving in today.

# christmas - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Quiz: How well do you remember these Christmas number ones?
# Sing Along
# Sing Along

Quiz: How well do you remember these Christmas number ones?

Dec 19th 2019, 11:00 AM 42,766 Views 20 Comments

Let them know it’s Christmas time … by doing this quiz.

# christmas - Monday 16 December, 2019

Dreaming of a white Christmas? Evelyn Cusack says it looks like conditions will be too mild
# No Flakes
# No Flakes

Dreaming of a white Christmas? Evelyn Cusack says it looks like conditions will be too mild

Dec 16th 2019, 5:34 PM 31,669 Views 20 Comments

Weather conditions are set to be mild next week.

Dogs Trust hits 'paws' on adoptions of rescue pets until New Year
# Paws For Thought
# Paws For Thought

Dogs Trust hits 'paws' on adoptions of rescue pets until New Year

Dec 16th 2019, 9:45 AM 15,817 Views 13 Comments

Today is the last day for re-homing and adoptions will start again on 4 January.

US Hallmark TV channel says pulling ad with brides kissing was 'wrong decision'
# Christmas
# Christmas

US Hallmark TV channel says pulling ad with brides kissing was 'wrong decision'

Dec 16th 2019, 7:01 AM 24,855 Views 33 Comments

The ad will now be re-instated.

# christmas - Saturday 14 December, 2019

How to gift-wrap without all the waste this Christmas
# Green Christmas
# Green Christmas

How to gift-wrap without all the waste this Christmas

Dec 14th 2019, 11:00 AM 17,267 Views 10 Comments

Here’s a guide to a lower-waste wrapping experience.

'Live and extremely dangerous': ESB warns people not to take risks with electricity this Christmas
# Decorations
# Decorations

'Live and extremely dangerous': ESB warns people not to take risks with electricity this Christmas

Dec 14th 2019, 8:30 AM 16,819 Views 6 Comments

People are being warned to never use ESB poles to hang outdoor Christmas lights.

50% of people are planning a more environmentally-friendly Christmas
# Green Christmas
# Green Christmas

50% of people are planning a more environmentally-friendly Christmas

Dec 14th 2019, 7:30 AM 10,136 Views 22 Comments

That’s according to a survey carried out by Amarach Research for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live/TheJournal.ie.

# christmas - Monday 9 December, 2019

Poll: Will you be giving to charity this Christmas?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you be giving to charity this Christmas?

Dec 9th 2019, 9:27 AM 24,446 Views 67 Comments

At this time of year fundraisers take to the streets to raise much-needed funds for a variety of causes.

# christmas - Saturday 7 December, 2019

Poll: Have you started your Christmas shopping?
# Shopping
# Shopping

Poll: Have you started your Christmas shopping?

Dec 7th 2019, 10:30 AM 24,210 Views 32 Comments

We’re 18 days away from the big event.

# christmas - Friday 6 December, 2019

Late-night train and Dart services begin from today for the festive season
# All Aboard
# All Aboard

Late-night train and Dart services begin from today for the festive season

Dec 6th 2019, 6:00 AM 19,779 Views 9 Comments

Security personnel will be on board the late night services over the coming weeks to ensure customer safety.

# christmas - Monday 2 December, 2019

Contactless charity donations were introduced around Dublin today
# Tap To Give
# Tap To Give

Contactless charity donations were introduced around Dublin today

Dec 2nd 2019, 5:47 PM 18,327 Views 21 Comments

The move will allow people to instantly donate to Focus Ireland, the ISPCC and Little Blue Heroes.

Consumer watchdog issues warning about controversial tech retailer Click.ie
# Christmas Shopping
# Christmas Shopping

Consumer watchdog issues warning about controversial tech retailer Click.ie

Dec 2nd 2019, 4:47 PM 35,320 Views 14 Comments

The CCPC said the warning is especially noteworthy ahead of the Christmas period.

Over 150 new gardaí deployed to Christmas traffic duty in Cork, Dublin and Limerick
# Operation Open City
# Operation Open City

Over 150 new gardaí deployed to Christmas traffic duty in Cork, Dublin and Limerick

Dec 2nd 2019, 2:49 PM 14,926 Views 25 Comments

The gardaí graduated on Friday.

# christmas - Sunday 1 December, 2019

Poll: When are you putting up your Christmas tree?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: When are you putting up your Christmas tree?

Dec 1st 2019, 9:35 AM 39,050 Views 50 Comments

Sure it’s December 1st today.

# christmas - Saturday 30 November, 2019

Feeling festive? Here are 7 Christmas-themed events happening across the weekend
# Event Guide
# Event Guide

Feeling festive? Here are 7 Christmas-themed events happening across the weekend

Nov 30th 2019, 7:00 AM 11,503 Views 3 Comments

A quick round-up of the weekend’s best events.

# christmas - Friday 29 November, 2019

Poll: Will you watch the Late Late Toy Show?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you watch the Late Late Toy Show?

Nov 29th 2019, 9:21 AM 38,482 Views 104 Comments

The festive season begins tonight with one of the TV events of the year.

# christmas - Sunday 17 November, 2019

'Babies are being born homeless': Charity demands action from government on child homelessness
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'Babies are being born homeless': Charity demands action from government on child homelessness

Nov 17th 2019, 4:09 PM 18,568 Views 98 Comments

Focus Ireland launched an urgent Christmas appeal today.

# christmas - Sunday 3 November, 2019

Poll: Have you started getting ready for Christmas yet?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you started getting ready for Christmas yet?

Nov 3rd 2019, 9:13 AM 29,209 Views 70 Comments

There’s just 52 days to go until Christmas Day.