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# 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 18,557 Views 21 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 32,797 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.

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 17,087 Views 10 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 12,118 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 20,154 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 41,735 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 25,988 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 7,507 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 10,266 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 31,342 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 15,000 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 42,783 Views 19 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 31,671 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 15,819 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 24,857 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 17,395 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 16,843 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 10,144 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 24,455 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 24,217 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 19,854 Views 7 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 18,356 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 35,349 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 14,934 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 39,102 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 11,509 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 38,487 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 18,611 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 29,212 Views 70 Comments

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

# christmas - Monday 28 October, 2019

Owners of vacant properties urged to make them available for homeless people ahead of Christmas
# Housing
# Housing

Owners of vacant properties urged to make them available for homeless people ahead of Christmas

Oct 28th 2019, 8:30 AM 33,010 Views 83 Comments

“Bringing a vacant home back into use can change people’s lives for the better.”

# christmas - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Man City hit out at Premier League over 'integrity' of Christmas fixture changes From The42

Man City hit out at Premier League over 'integrity' of Christmas fixture changes

Oct 17th 2019, 7:21 PM 9,976 Views 11 Comments

The champions have a busy schedule in December and January.

# christmas - Thursday 4 April, 2019

FactCheck: Do multi-denominational schools not mark Christmas or Easter with events?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Do multi-denominational schools not mark Christmas or Easter with events?

Apr 4th 2019, 4:40 PM 15,932 Views 84 Comments

It has been claimed that a move away from Catholic patronage in schools means these holidays would no longer be marked with events.

# christmas - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Education minister on school patronage changes: 'Just to be clear - Christmas will not be cancelled'
# Joe McHugh
# Joe McHugh

Education minister on school patronage changes: 'Just to be clear - Christmas will not be cancelled'

Apr 3rd 2019, 9:43 PM 17,064 Views 68 Comments

It was claimed that Christmas celebrations in schools could be curtailed where patronage was switched to multi-denominational.

# christmas - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Tati and her puppies were abandoned at the side of the road - Dogs Trust took them in
# A Dog Is For Life
# A Dog Is For Life

Tati and her puppies were abandoned at the side of the road - Dogs Trust took them in

Feb 19th 2019, 5:51 PM 30,913 Views 20 Comments

The charity is under huge pressure after almost 400 requests from the public to surrender the dogs in the month after Christmas.

# christmas - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

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

Poll: When are you taking down your Christmas tree?

Jan 2nd 2019, 7:30 PM 48,813 Views 54 Comments

You happy to leave them up or are the decorations becoming an eyesore?

# christmas - Monday 31 December, 2018

'It's soul destroying': The school secretaries that don't get paid for the Christmas holidays
# Equal Pay Equal Work
# Equal Pay Equal Work

'It's soul destroying': The school secretaries that don't get paid for the Christmas holidays

Dec 31st 2018, 10:00 PM 49,894 Views 50 Comments

“I was in the dole office before Christmas to sign on, and it takes ages each year,” one school secretary said.

Why doing nothing for NYE is actually the best plan ever
# Staying In
From The Daily Edge
# Staying In

Why doing nothing for NYE is actually the best plan ever

Dec 31st 2018, 1:53 PM 5,697 Views 0 Comments

The only way to do it.

# christmas - Sunday 30 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 30th 2018, 8:30 PM 28,142 Views 6 Comments

It might get a bit tricky.

5 small ways to make January less shite than it usually is
# New Year Same You
From The Daily Edge
# New Year Same You

5 small ways to make January less shite than it usually is

Dec 30th 2018, 2:00 PM 7,420 Views 0 Comments

Because, let’s face it, it’s fairly shite.