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Opinion: How to make a good Christmas ad, and a look at the best around
# Happy Holidays
# Happy Holidays

Opinion: How to make a good Christmas ad, and a look at the best around

Dec 19th 2020, 8:00 PM 22,052 Views 22 Comments

Advertising professional Kathleen Moore explains the process in creating those memorable Christmas ads and outlines some of her favourites.

Pub and restaurants expected to close their doors on 30 Dec, while inter-county travel set to continue until 6 January
# Post-Christmas
# Post-Christmas

Pub and restaurants expected to close their doors on 30 Dec, while inter-county travel set to continue until 6 January

Dec 19th 2020, 12:21 AM 98,995 Views 133 Comments

Cabinet will meet on Tuesday to sign off on new post-Christmas restrictions.

Christmas weather: Wintry week ahead with hail, sleet and possible temperatures of -2 degrees
# Weather
# Weather

Christmas weather: Wintry week ahead with hail, sleet and possible temperatures of -2 degrees

Dec 18th 2020, 12:13 PM 22,646 Views 24 Comments

It’s expected that there will be no white Christmas this year.

WHO warns people against gathering at Christmas as it is ‘not worth the risk’
# Visiting
# Visiting

WHO warns people against gathering at Christmas as it is ‘not worth the risk’

Dec 18th 2020, 8:19 AM 12,223 Views 7 Comments

The Taoiseach said yesterday that people in Ireland should expect new restrictions “before the new year”.

'Only meet people indoors that you trust with your life': Stark warning from HSE ahead of Christmas
# Limit The Spread
# Limit The Spread

'Only meet people indoors that you trust with your life': Stark warning from HSE ahead of Christmas

Dec 17th 2020, 3:47 PM 44,200 Views 50 Comments

The HSE said today that someone must prepare now if they’re visiting someone older or medically vulnerable at Christmas.

Poll: Have you finished your Christmas shopping?
# Gift Buying
# Gift Buying

Poll: Have you finished your Christmas shopping?

Dec 17th 2020, 9:50 AM 21,010 Views 18 Comments

Will you end up panic-buying this year, or are your gifts wrapped and ready to go?

David Meyler: Christmas can be different when you're playing but I always reminded myself how lucky I was
# William Hill
From The42
# William Hill

David Meyler: Christmas can be different when you're playing but I always reminded myself how lucky I was

Dec 17th 2020, 9:04 AM 2,710 Views 0 Comments

In this week’s column, the ex-Ireland midfielder looks back at his career before predicting how two of the weekend’s biggest Premier League games will go.

Britain urged to scale back Christmas as Johnson encourages 'smaller, safer' festivities
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Britain urged to scale back Christmas as Johnson encourages 'smaller, safer' festivities

Dec 17th 2020, 7:10 AM 6,390 Views 7 Comments

The NI Executive will meet today to discuss Covid-19 restrictions.

WHO urges families to wear face masks during Christmas gatherings
# World Health Organization
# World Health Organization

WHO urges families to wear face masks during Christmas gatherings

Dec 16th 2020, 11:35 AM 18,298 Views 26 Comments

It also said that it expects a resurgence of Covid-19 in early 2021.

Poll: Are you happy with the Covid-19 restrictions in place for Christmas?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you happy with the Covid-19 restrictions in place for Christmas?

Dec 16th 2020, 9:17 AM 39,884 Views 40 Comments

The new measures on household visits and inter-county travel take effect from Friday.

Poll: Have you started limiting your contacts ahead of Christmas?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you started limiting your contacts ahead of Christmas?

Dec 14th 2020, 9:54 AM 32,941 Views 26 Comments

One death and 429 new cases confirmed yesterday.

Quiz: Who sings this line in Do They Know It's Christmas?
# Band Aid
# Band Aid

Quiz: Who sings this line in Do They Know It's Christmas?

Dec 13th 2020, 10:00 PM 47,999 Views 21 Comments

You’ll get the Bono at least, right?

Poll: Will you try to limit your waste this Christmas?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Will you try to limit your waste this Christmas?

Dec 13th 2020, 11:22 AM 26,288 Views 29 Comments

Limiting waste isn’t always at the top of the priority list at Christmas.

Opinion: Why the planet needs us to cut our consumption this Christmas
# Festive Waste
# Festive Waste

Opinion: Why the planet needs us to cut our consumption this Christmas

Dec 12th 2020, 8:00 PM 14,645 Views 23 Comments

Environmental campaigner Lyndsey O’Connell explains how our online festive shopping habits are leading to an excess of cardboard and plastic waste.

English schools could face legal action if they plan to shut early for Christmas
# Christmas
# Christmas

English schools could face legal action if they plan to shut early for Christmas

Dec 12th 2020, 2:43 PM 16,798 Views 19 Comments

The idea to close schools early for Christmas was also raised in Ireland in recent weeks.

Poll: Are you looking forward to Christmas?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you looking forward to Christmas?

Dec 12th 2020, 11:15 AM 46,360 Views 51 Comments

How are you feeling about the festive period ahead?

'Amber alert' issued by Eirgrid as electricity system comes under pressure to meet demand
# Supply And Demand
# Supply And Demand

'Amber alert' issued by Eirgrid as electricity system comes under pressure to meet demand

Dec 11th 2020, 1:42 PM 28,954 Views 57 Comments

The warning came as Eirgrid are set to close two peat-fueled power plants in the Midlands.

People advised to limit contacts from today if they're seeing vulnerable relatives over Christmas
# Small Circle
# Small Circle

People advised to limit contacts from today if they're seeing vulnerable relatives over Christmas

Dec 11th 2020, 12:22 PM 13,820 Views 10 Comments

This message was shared by both health officials and government over the past 24 hours.

President Higgins unveils river of light at the Áras for those who cannot join family this Christmas
# Aras
# Aras

President Higgins unveils river of light at the Áras for those who cannot join family this Christmas

Dec 11th 2020, 8:43 AM 21,019 Views 20 Comments

Separately, the president sent his best wishes to third level students in a special Christmas message.

Jon Bon Jovi changes a few lyrics and 'loses all his swagger' in Fairytale of New York rewrite
# 'tis The Season
# 'tis The Season

Jon Bon Jovi changes a few lyrics and 'loses all his swagger' in Fairytale of New York rewrite

Dec 9th 2020, 7:01 PM 96,763 Views 104 Comments

Bon Jovi penned an alternative version to get around any words or phrases that might be deemed offensive.

Poll: Is 8 December the start of Christmas?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is 8 December the start of Christmas?

Dec 8th 2020, 9:20 AM 25,841 Views 27 Comments

‘Tis the season… or is it?

Warning over spate of fake texts claiming customs charges owed on online buys
# Smishing
# Smishing

Warning over spate of fake texts claiming customs charges owed on online buys

Dec 5th 2020, 6:30 AM 110,604 Views 16 Comments

Warnings issued as scammers are using so-called “sim towers” to circulate fake text messages purporting to be from legitimate parcel delivery firms.

Full Covid-19 testing and tracing will be provided during the Christmas period
# HSE
# HSE

Full Covid-19 testing and tracing will be provided during the Christmas period

Dec 3rd 2020, 3:59 PM 10,754 Views 4 Comments

The Covid facilities will have to be fully resourced over the holidays, says the HSE.

'Stay away from crowded shops, streets and buses': Caution urged as retailers open back up for Christmas shopping
# Covid19
# Covid19

'Stay away from crowded shops, streets and buses': Caution urged as retailers open back up for Christmas shopping

Dec 1st 2020, 12:05 AM 20,034 Views 29 Comments

The government has asked customers to “play their part” as we head into the busiest shopping season of the year.

Dr Ronan Glynn: 'Just because you can do things from tomorrow doesn't mean that you should'
# LEVEL3
# LEVEL3

Dr Ronan Glynn: 'Just because you can do things from tomorrow doesn't mean that you should'

Nov 30th 2020, 8:10 PM 48,420 Views 53 Comments

Dr Glynn warned that family gatherings at Christmas on top of socialising in the lead-up will pose “significant” challenges in terms of Covid-19 case numbers.

Green Party Minister encourages people to buy a real Christmas tree
# Oh Christmas Tree
# Oh Christmas Tree

Green Party Minister encourages people to buy a real Christmas tree

Nov 30th 2020, 1:55 PM 16,815 Views 27 Comments

Irish growers produce around 650,000 Christmas trees each year.

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

Poll: When are you putting up your Christmas tree?

Nov 30th 2020, 7:52 AM 40,834 Views 35 Comments

The countdown to Christmas has well and truly begun.

Limit Christmas visits to protect loved ones, says public health expert
# Covid Christmas
# Covid Christmas

Limit Christmas visits to protect loved ones, says public health expert

Nov 28th 2020, 4:30 PM 28,249 Views 33 Comments

Dr Gabriel Scally has said that now is “not the time” to allow the virus to spread.

Face masks while cooking and no hugs: Here's the advice on how to plan Christmas Day this year
# Christmas Like No Other
# Christmas Like No Other

Face masks while cooking and no hugs: Here's the advice on how to plan Christmas Day this year

Nov 28th 2020, 11:55 AM 41,158 Views 63 Comments

How should we plan the 25 December based on what we were told last night?

Dublin business group objects to Council's Christmas music plan saying it would create a 'cacophony' of 'sonic conflict'
# DublinTown
# DublinTown

Dublin business group objects to Council's Christmas music plan saying it would create a 'cacophony' of 'sonic conflict'

Nov 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 34,054 Views 20 Comments

The Council has proposed piloting a radio messaging and Christmas music programme in the Grafton Street area for six weeks starting in early December.

'January lockdown' not ruled out but non-essential retail outlets will not cIose
# January
# January

'January lockdown' not ruled out but non-essential retail outlets will not cIose

Nov 28th 2020, 6:15 AM 33,076 Views 17 Comments

The phased reopening of the country ahead of Christmas was announced last night.

What is the new advice around household visits and travel?
# Leaving Level 5
# Leaving Level 5

What is the new advice around household visits and travel?

Nov 27th 2020, 6:24 PM 35,124 Views 30 Comments

The Government has announced its advice for December and the Christmas period.

Cabinet to meet this afternoon to finalise details of Covid-19 restrictions for Christmas
# Level Five
# Level Five

Cabinet to meet this afternoon to finalise details of Covid-19 restrictions for Christmas

Updated Nov 27th 2020, 12:10 PM 50,195 Views 78 Comments
  • Retailers, gyms and hairdressers are expected to reopen on Tuesday.
  • Cabinet is to decide on when household restrictions will be relaxed this afternoon.
  • A nationwide address by the Taoiseach on the new rules is expected this evening.
RDS Christmas Day dinner for homeless to be held as takeaway service outside Mansion House this year
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

RDS Christmas Day dinner for homeless to be held as takeaway service outside Mansion House this year

Nov 27th 2020, 11:54 AM 13,705 Views 23 Comments

Those in need can attend the mobile kitchen between 10am and 1pm on Christmas Day.

Mike Ryan says there's a 'genuine desire to offer people the hope of Christmas' but risks remain
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Mike Ryan says there's a 'genuine desire to offer people the hope of Christmas' but risks remain

Nov 26th 2020, 1:15 PM 17,421 Views 24 Comments

Dr Ryan said he doesn’t “envy” the Irish government and there are “no easy answers”.

'He's exempt. He's coming': Government confirms no restrictions for Santa travelling to Ireland this Christmas
# Good News
# Good News

'He's exempt. He's coming': Government confirms no restrictions for Santa travelling to Ireland this Christmas

Nov 26th 2020, 12:16 PM 28,076 Views 26 Comments

Sinn Féin’s John Brady posed the question to Minister Simon Coveney as it is “playing on the minds” of children across the country.

Christmas FM returns to the airwaves this weekend
# Falalalalalalalala
# Falalalalalalalala

Christmas FM returns to the airwaves this weekend

Nov 25th 2020, 3:00 PM 21,435 Views 23 Comments

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

Banking federation warns customers to be 'extra vigilant' of online scams in lead-up to Christmas
# Online Shopping
# Online Shopping

Banking federation warns customers to be 'extra vigilant' of online scams in lead-up to Christmas

Nov 24th 2020, 6:10 AM 11,166 Views 4 Comments

Figures from the BPFI show €22m was scammed through card fraud alone last year.

White House presses on with Christmas tree ceremony despite coronavirus warnings
# White House
# White House

White House presses on with Christmas tree ceremony despite coronavirus warnings

Nov 23rd 2020, 10:00 PM 36,710 Views 22 Comments

Public health officials have pleaded with Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving or spend the holiday with people from outside their household.

6,000 books gifted to children in direct provision, hospitals and homeless services across Ireland
# Bedtime Stories
# Bedtime Stories

6,000 books gifted to children in direct provision, hospitals and homeless services across Ireland

Nov 23rd 2020, 2:06 PM 8,233 Views 4 Comments

There are over 2,100 children in direct provision and over 2,500 experiencing homelessness.