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Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 16°C

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Downing Street cancels staff Christmas party but urges others to go ahead
Number 10 said the cancellation was due to coronavirus pressures, not the scandal engulfing the UK Government over last year’s events.
6 signs the tide might be turning against the 12 pubs
Have we reached peak pub?
Irish guy comes up with the perfect solution for every lazy Christmas shopper
What the f**k will I get?
We're thinking about Christmas 3 months earlier than we did in 2007
People started Googling about Christmas in August this year.
ALERT! The Brown Thomas Chr**tmas shop is almost ready to open
Ding dong merrily on NOPE.
"I can smell gin and urine" - 5 Christmas disasters caught on camera
Your Christmas couldn’t have been as bad as these.
6 good reasons to despise festive crowds
Just MOVE!
8 reasons why it's not ok to talk about Christmas yet
A very merry unChristmas to you.
16 reasons going to the beach is the worst
Are you avoiding Valentine's Day? Let us help
These things will take your mind off all the pukey romance…
Christmas presents for sick children stolen from hospital
Warning: this is possibly the saddest story you’re going to read this Christmas.
Shopping centre sacks Santa for being rude
Naughty, and certainly not nice. Ho ho hum.
Winter is coming… and so is Christmas. Here’s the evidence.
If the thought of Christmas in September sends you into an unbridled rage, read this at your peril.
Are these going to be the top ten most popular toys this Christmas?
Argos doesn’t care that it’s only July – the retailer has released its list of toys it predicts are going to be big this year.
Apologies in advance: This is a Christmas story.. but it's about toys
Hamleys of London have released their top ten predictions for Christmas, and it includes Cabbage Patch Dolls and Subbuteo…
EBS workers vote to end '13th month' strike action
94 per cent of Unite members withdraw their action and to accept a deal brokered at the Labour Relations Commission last week.
EBS staff to hold second strike over '13th month' payment
Staff will picket EBS branches and the offices of its parent bank AIB, in protest at the withholding of a December payment.
EBS staff begin strike action over '13th month' payment
Staff at the State-owned building society say their ‘Scrooge-like’ employer is withholding an annual payment of four weeks’ pay.
EBS staff vote to strike over Christmas payment
A majority of UNITE members at the building society vote to pursue action over the withholding of a ’13th month’ payment.
EBS cancels Christmas payments for staff
Staff are balloting for strike action after the building society said there would be no traditional Christmas payment for employees. The payment has been made every year for the past 45 years.
Is this ad ruining Christmas for children?
Hundreds of people have complained to the advertising watchdog in the UK about this Christmas ad from chainstore Littlewoods – but is it really that bad? (WARNING! Do not read this piece if you are under 10).