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#Christmas

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Here's a list of Irish charities that have launched Christmas appeals
# Charities
# Charities

Here's a list of Irish charities that have launched Christmas appeals

Nov 21st 2020, 8:00 PM 42,828 Views 38 Comments

It’s the time of giving, after all.

Restaurant sector faces 'total collapse' in January if not allowed to open in December
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

Restaurant sector faces 'total collapse' in January if not allowed to open in December

Nov 21st 2020, 2:29 PM 32,354 Views 61 Comments

The sector has warned it will lose out on 30% of its annual income.

'We can't judge anyone for whatever decision they make': Irish emigrants on why they're travelling home this Christmas
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

'We can't judge anyone for whatever decision they make': Irish emigrants on why they're travelling home this Christmas

Nov 21st 2020, 12:05 AM 75,168 Views 29 Comments

Many people are unsure of what to do and critical of mixed mesages from the government.

'Social disapproval can be a good deterrent': The battle to ensure compliance with guidelines over Christmas
# Covid19
# Covid19

'Social disapproval can be a good deterrent': The battle to ensure compliance with guidelines over Christmas

Updated Nov 20th 2020, 9:04 AM 28,485 Views 46 Comments

Research shows people’s main concern is about the health of their families and friends making it unlikely they will choose to put them at risk.

'People won't enjoy Christmas with the threat of another lockdown hanging over them', says Eoghan Murphy
# Lifting Level 5
# Lifting Level 5

'People won't enjoy Christmas with the threat of another lockdown hanging over them', says Eoghan Murphy

Nov 19th 2020, 5:25 PM 44,101 Views 54 Comments

Pressure has also been mounting on Micheál Martin to set out that the country will not return to another lockdown after Christmas.

Dublin Airport test centre expecting rise in Christmas demand as people get tested before visiting loved ones
# Pcr Test
# Pcr Test

Dublin Airport test centre expecting rise in Christmas demand as people get tested before visiting loved ones

Nov 19th 2020, 2:14 PM 19,516 Views 13 Comments

The test centre at Dublin Airport is open to anyone who wishes to take a test.

Decision on what restrictions will be in place in December to be made next week by Cabinet
# Level 5
# Level 5

Decision on what restrictions will be in place in December to be made next week by Cabinet

Nov 17th 2020, 7:23 PM 42,696 Views 57 Comments

Level 5 restrictions are due to end on 1 December.

Return of thousands of Irish people for Christmas could result in 'hundreds or thousands of cases' in January
# Covid19
# Covid19

Return of thousands of Irish people for Christmas could result in 'hundreds or thousands of cases' in January

Nov 16th 2020, 8:25 PM 52,021 Views 139 Comments

Deputy CMO Dr Ronan Glynn said he thinks the majority of people will decide “it’s simply not worth it”.

Poll: Have you started your Christmas shopping?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you started your Christmas shopping?

Nov 16th 2020, 8:14 AM 33,792 Views 26 Comments

There are 39 days left until Christmas.

Poll: Have you put up your Christmas decorations?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you put up your Christmas decorations?

Nov 13th 2020, 9:11 AM 52,627 Views 62 Comments

Did you put yours up straight after Halloween, or are you waiting until the last minute?

Cork towns and villages to switch their Christmas lights on at 7pm today
# Support Local
# Support Local

Cork towns and villages to switch their Christmas lights on at 7pm today

Nov 12th 2020, 6:30 AM 23,565 Views 21 Comments

It’s part of Cork County Council’s ‘A Real Cork Christmas’ initiative.

Level 3 is December target but government could 'moderate' restrictions for certain sectors, says Taoiseach
# Level 3
# Level 3

Level 3 is December target but government could 'moderate' restrictions for certain sectors, says Taoiseach

Nov 11th 2020, 4:40 PM 64,356 Views 111 Comments

Micheal Martin said he would give advanced notice to businesses ahead of December.

17 iconic Dublin buildings and city streets to light up in December for Christmas
# Winter Lights
# Winter Lights

17 iconic Dublin buildings and city streets to light up in December for Christmas

Nov 11th 2020, 12:58 PM 15,074 Views 5 Comments

All 17 locations will be lit up from the first week in December until the end of the month.

'Please bear with us': Huge spike in parcel volumes causing delays as Level 5 online shopping booms
# An Post
# An Post

'Please bear with us': Huge spike in parcel volumes causing delays as Level 5 online shopping booms

Nov 11th 2020, 12:05 AM 74,045 Views 101 Comments

Between the deluge of online orders and the need to social distance in depots, An Post has said “everything takes longer” this year.

HSE boss says 'we have to be honest' about what Christmas will look once Level 5 restrictions ease
# Paul Reid
# Paul Reid

HSE boss says 'we have to be honest' about what Christmas will look once Level 5 restrictions ease

Nov 9th 2020, 1:04 PM 36,811 Views 22 Comments

Reid told Newstalk Breakfast people will still need to limit their social contacts after 1 December.

Government criticised on lack of clarity over Christmas Covid restrictions
# Christmas
# Christmas

Government criticised on lack of clarity over Christmas Covid restrictions

Nov 8th 2020, 2:15 PM 48,693 Views 109 Comments

NPHET has warned that an easing of measures at Christmas risks a surge of the coronavirus in spring.

Confrontation with NPHET foreseen as government presses ahead with EU travel plan
# Traffic Light Travel Plan
# Traffic Light Travel Plan

Confrontation with NPHET foreseen as government presses ahead with EU travel plan

Nov 1st 2020, 6:30 AM 46,865 Views 38 Comments

Government sources have said Ireland has already agreed to be part of the new EU programme that will open up travel.

Taoiseach says it is 'far too early to say what type of Christmas we will be having'
# Travel
# Travel

Taoiseach says it is 'far too early to say what type of Christmas we will be having'

Oct 29th 2020, 4:58 PM 37,382 Views 60 Comments

Government aims to have travel traffic light system up and running by 8 November.

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 25,835 Views 20 Comments

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

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 50,129 Views 80 Comments

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

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 62,249 Views 44 Comments

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

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 28,046 Views 43 Comments

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

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 23,202 Views 31 Comments

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

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 40,642 Views 28 Comments

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

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 55,202 Views 40 Comments

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

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 45,315 Views 67 Comments

It’s 102 days until Christmas.

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 18,548 Views 34 Comments

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

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 30,683 Views 15 Comments

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

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 61,157 Views 42 Comments

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

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 27,370 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 12,099 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.

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

Poll: Are you still eating leftovers?

Dec 28th 2019, 6:00 PM 23,620 Views 29 Comments

‘Tis the season to eat and be merry.

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 29,329 Views 30 Comments

Was it High Street Christmas or did you go DIY?

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 33,938 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 21,388 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 22,701 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 17,841 Views 21 Comments

We won’t tell anyone, promise…

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 28,623 Views 6 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 33,623 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 16,551 Views 8 Comments

This will save you from boredom over the festive season.