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# christmas - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

UK police could break up Covid rule-breakers’ Christmas dinners, warns commissioner
# David Jamieson
# David Jamieson

UK police could break up Covid rule-breakers’ Christmas dinners, warns commissioner

Oct 28th 2020, 12:01 PM 25,833 Views 20 Comments

David Jamieson also spoke of his fears of a ‘time bomb’ of civil unrest.

# christmas - Monday 26 October, 2020

Poll: Will you do more of your Christmas shopping online this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you do more of your Christmas shopping online this year?

Oct 26th 2020, 9:30 AM 50,103 Views 80 Comments

Many retailers – if they have an online presence – are depending on customers shifting to online sales.

# christmas - Saturday 24 October, 2020

How to support Irish businesses when buying gifts this Christmas
# Shopping Local
# Shopping Local

How to support Irish businesses when buying gifts this Christmas

Oct 24th 2020, 10:30 AM 62,098 Views 44 Comments

A new directory of Irish companies to buy gifts from was launched this week.

# christmas - Friday 23 October, 2020

Gardaí warn parents not to gift children quad bikes and scramblers for Christmas
# Scramblers
# Scramblers

Gardaí warn parents not to gift children quad bikes and scramblers for Christmas

Oct 23rd 2020, 7:32 PM 27,920 Views 42 Comments

An Garda Síochána and the RSA have launched a new public awareness campaign.

# christmas - Friday 9 October, 2020

Dublin businesses urge people to start Christmas shopping early to avoid large queues in December
# Social Distancing
# Social Distancing

Dublin businesses urge people to start Christmas shopping early to avoid large queues in December

Oct 9th 2020, 9:54 AM 23,159 Views 31 Comments

DublinTown said 2020 has been “an extremely difficult year” for businesses.

# christmas - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Debunked: No, Smyths Toys is not closing its doors and going 'online only' in the run up to Christmas
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, Smyths Toys is not closing its doors and going 'online only' in the run up to Christmas

Sep 23rd 2020, 3:34 PM 40,508 Views 28 Comments

Several claims online say the store is to stop retail sales from next week.

# christmas - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

What Christmas gatherings will be possible under the new Covid plan?
# Yule 2020
# Yule 2020

What Christmas gatherings will be possible under the new Covid plan?

Sep 15th 2020, 2:32 PM 55,150 Views 40 Comments

The plan is for the next six months so Christmas occurs right in the middle.

# christmas - Monday 14 September, 2020

Poll: Do you plan on doing Christmas shopping earlier this year?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Do you plan on doing Christmas shopping earlier this year?

Sep 14th 2020, 9:44 AM 45,296 Views 67 Comments

It’s 102 days until Christmas.

# christmas - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

PSNI chief sorry for Christmas Day photo with armed officers in Crossmaglen
# Simon Byrne
# Simon Byrne

PSNI chief sorry for Christmas Day photo with armed officers in Crossmaglen

Jan 8th 2020, 8:32 AM 18,495 Views 34 Comments

The photo, which Simon Byrne posted on Twitter, attracted considerable criticism.

# christmas - Monday 6 January, 2020

Today is Nollaig na mBan - here are some ways to make the most of it
# Little Christmas
# Little Christmas

Today is Nollaig na mBan - here are some ways to make the most of it

Jan 6th 2020, 10:57 AM 30,342 Views 15 Comments

Little Christmas, Women’s Christmas, the Feast of the Epiphany…

# christmas - Thursday 2 January, 2020

Poll: When are you taking down your Christmas tree?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: When are you taking down your Christmas tree?

Jan 2nd 2020, 7:00 PM 61,023 Views 42 Comments

Some people want to keep the festive spirit going for as long as possible.

# christmas - Monday 30 December, 2019

Over 570,000 tune in as Mrs Brown's Boys tops RTÉ Christmas ratings for ninth year in a row
# Christmas Ratings
# Christmas Ratings

Over 570,000 tune in as Mrs Brown's Boys tops RTÉ Christmas ratings for ninth year in a row

Dec 30th 2019, 6:45 PM 27,318 Views 66 Comments

This year’s Christmas special was watched by an average audience of 574,000 people.

'Significant' increase in the number of over-75s attending emergency departments
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

'Significant' increase in the number of over-75s attending emergency departments

Dec 30th 2019, 2:34 PM 11,959 Views 10 Comments

There has been marked increase in general in the number of people attending EDs and being admitted to hospital compared to the same time last year.

# christmas - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Poll: Are you still eating leftovers?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you still eating leftovers?

Dec 28th 2019, 6:00 PM 23,609 Views 29 Comments

‘Tis the season to eat and be merry.

# christmas - Friday 27 December, 2019

Poll: How much did you spend on Christmas presents this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How much did you spend on Christmas presents this year?

Dec 27th 2019, 8:00 AM 29,312 Views 30 Comments

Was it High Street Christmas or did you go DIY?

# christmas - Thursday 26 December, 2019

Quiz: Can you guess why these places were in the news this year?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: Can you guess why these places were in the news this year?

Dec 26th 2019, 9:00 PM 33,922 Views 4 Comments

Do you remember these places?

These were our favourite books of 2019 - what were yours?
# Best Of 2019
# Best Of 2019

These were our favourite books of 2019 - what were yours?

Dec 26th 2019, 7:00 PM 21,375 Views 15 Comments

Let us know in the comments.

Quiz: How well do you remember these Christmas movies from the '00s?
# QUIZMAS
# QUIZMAS

Quiz: How well do you remember these Christmas movies from the '00s?

Dec 26th 2019, 11:00 AM 22,579 Views 8 Comments

Test your festive knowledge.

Poll: Are you planning to re-gift anything you were given for Christmas?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you planning to re-gift anything you were given for Christmas?

Dec 26th 2019, 9:00 AM 17,829 Views 21 Comments

We won’t tell anyone, promise…

# christmas - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Quiz: How well do you remember these Christmas movies from the 90s?
# QUIZMAS
# QUIZMAS

Quiz: How well do you remember these Christmas movies from the 90s?

Dec 25th 2019, 8:30 PM 28,454 Views 5 Comments

Test your festive knowledge.

Poll: Will you make a visit to the St Stephen's Day sales?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you make a visit to the St Stephen's Day sales?

Dec 25th 2019, 7:00 PM 33,604 Views 52 Comments

Crowds of people will be out shopping tomorrow, will you be among them?

Here are some Christmas-themed movies and shows available to watch on streaming services
# Sit Back And Relax
# Sit Back And Relax

Here are some Christmas-themed movies and shows available to watch on streaming services

Dec 25th 2019, 6:00 PM 16,500 Views 8 Comments

This will save you from boredom over the festive season.

What are the best and worst Christmas presents you've ever received? Let us know
# Open Thread
# Open Thread

What are the best and worst Christmas presents you've ever received? Let us know

Dec 25th 2019, 5:00 PM 30,276 Views 59 Comments

“My dad bought me a sandwich toaster … so that I could make him toasted sandwiches.”

500 poor and homeless people will be given a Christmas dinner at the RDS today
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

500 poor and homeless people will be given a Christmas dinner at the RDS today

Dec 25th 2019, 9:00 AM 12,845 Views 41 Comments

Around 3,000 Christmas dinners will also be prepared and delivered to the homes of those in need.

'Being a carer, it's not like Christmas. It's groundhog day': The people who go to work on 25 December
# Off To Work
# Off To Work

'Being a carer, it's not like Christmas. It's groundhog day': The people who go to work on 25 December

Dec 25th 2019, 12:05 AM 28,517 Views 20 Comments

The likes of carers, rescue volunteers and hospitality workers are among those who’ll be kept busy this Christmas Day.

# christmas - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

Poll: When do you open your Christmas presents?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: When do you open your Christmas presents?

Dec 24th 2019, 8:00 PM 38,369 Views 39 Comments

It’s a bone of contention in some homes.

Do you want to track Santa's trip around the world tonight? Here's how you can
# He's Coming
# He's Coming

Do you want to track Santa's trip around the world tonight? Here's how you can

Dec 24th 2019, 5:00 PM 41,025 Views 5 Comments

There are also a few things you can do to pass the time before he arrives.

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 11,074 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 14,870 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 23,873 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 12,819 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 51,190 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 39,027 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 63,686 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 12,992 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 26,984 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 8,672 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 18,549 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 32,794 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 32,719 Views 105 Comments

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