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#Christmas

# christmas - Sunday 24 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'I'm facing my second Christmas without my partner, Patric' Bereavement

Column: 'I'm facing my second Christmas without my partner, Patric'

Grief doesn’t define who I am but it’s shaped the person I’ve become, writes Jenny Gilleece.

# christmas - Saturday 23 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I work because they are lonely': Sex workers describe the dangers of the trade at Christmas Dangers Of The Job

'I work because they are lonely': Sex workers describe the dangers of the trade at Christmas

Many sex workers face added dangers at Christmas time.

From TheJournal.ie Separated father: 'I will spend Christmas on my own, not seeing my children' Read Me

Separated father: 'I will spend Christmas on my own, not seeing my children'

As my legal team told me at the time of the separation, this is what I signed up for when I got married. Unfortunately nobody told me that before I signed the marriage register.

From TheJournal.ie Last-minute shopping or travel plans? Here's when everything shuts down tomorrow... It Was Christmas Eve Babe

Last-minute shopping or travel plans? Here's when everything shuts down tomorrow...

Here’s a few tips to make sure you’re not caught out tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie From zero funding to a thriving New York branch: Joan Freeman's Pieta House journey Mental Health

From zero funding to a thriving New York branch: Joan Freeman's Pieta House journey

In 2006, Freeman put her house up as collateral to fund Pieta House. Now, she’s just launched a New York branch.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's this year's Buzz Lightyear': Why we flock to bookshops to buy gifts at Christmas time Thoughtful Gift

'It's this year's Buzz Lightyear': Why we flock to bookshops to buy gifts at Christmas time

Bookshops do nearly half their annual trade in the run up to Christmas as stock flies off the shelves.

From TheJournal.ie Christmas as a Muslim: 'My mom was always careful that we'd never feel left out' Column

Christmas as a Muslim: 'My mom was always careful that we'd never feel left out'

I’ve always loved Christmas, as much as a Muslim can, writes Meriem Ahmed.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'll be home soon': Christmas messages from Irish soldiers serving abroad Missing You This post contains images

'I'll be home soon': Christmas messages from Irish soldiers serving abroad

There are 600 military personnel serving in 13 different countries around the world.

# christmas - Friday 22 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Saying goodbye to the short days at Knockroe: 'It’s a way to think of how to go forward' Not Newgrange

Saying goodbye to the short days at Knockroe: 'It’s a way to think of how to go forward'

“There’s the sense, that we’re experiencing something that brings us quite close to people living 5000 years ago”

From TheJournal.ie 'Increased access to "comfort foods" during Christmas sent my eating disorder into overload' Binge Eating

'Increased access to "comfort foods" during Christmas sent my eating disorder into overload'

I’d consider myself recovered from my eating disorder, but with Christmas almost here I’m getting anxious, writes Jodie Kenny.

# christmas - Thursday 21 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'While the rest of us are looking forward at this time of year, they're feeling the dread and the anxiety' Problem Drinking

'While the rest of us are looking forward at this time of year, they're feeling the dread and the anxiety'

Christmas can be a particularly trying time for problem drinkers and their families, an addiction counsellor said.

From TheJournal.ie Not driving home for Christmas? Here's all you need to know about public transport instead Christmas Schedule

Not driving home for Christmas? Here's all you need to know about public transport instead

Here’s what you need to know if you’re going to be using public transport this festive season.

From TheJournal.ie Mind yourself this Christmas: How to care for your mental health during the holidays Mind Yourself

Mind yourself this Christmas: How to care for your mental health during the holidays

Christmas can be stressful at the best of times. We’ve compiled some advice on how to make the holidays more relaxing.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'I never give anything to anyone for Christmas and I don't expect junk in return' Bah Humbug

Column: 'I never give anything to anyone for Christmas and I don't expect junk in return'

Every year I have to go through the charade of experiencing the magic of Christmas, writes Barry Purcell.

15 things that are bound to happen on the train 'down home' for Christmas

15 things that are bound to happen on the train 'down home' for Christmas

Train stations at Christmas time: The Lord is testing us.

From TheJournal.ie 'By getting a puppy at Christmas you're putting it at the worst start in life' Dogs Trust

'By getting a puppy at Christmas you're putting it at the worst start in life'

Dogs Trust is repeating its warning to the public to not give dogs as Christmas presents.

# christmas - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Baldy toilet brush': Locals aren't happy with Rome's wilted Christmas tree Spruce Up Needed

'Baldy toilet brush': Locals aren't happy with Rome's wilted Christmas tree

The tree cost the city almost €50,000.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you be giving to charity this Christmas? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you be giving to charity this Christmas?

Michael D Higgins used his Christmas message to address the homeless crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Spending mornings waiting on a Luas you can fit on? No plans to alleviate pressure for busy Christmas period Teething Difficulties

Spending mornings waiting on a Luas you can fit on? No plans to alleviate pressure for busy Christmas period

A spokesperson for the Transport Department said ‘teething difficulties are to be expected’.

From TheJournal.ie Michael D Higgins Christmas message: 'The burden of homelessness will overshadow the festive season' Christmas Message This post contains videos

Michael D Higgins Christmas message: 'The burden of homelessness will overshadow the festive season'

In his annual address, Higgins said that Christmas was a time to reflect on the year gone by and to think of the story “that lies at the heart of this festive season”.

# christmas - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Here are some things that you can do if you're feeling charitable in the run up to Christmas

There are plenty of good causes to choose from.

# christmas - Monday 18 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Click.ie says tech products are being shipped as customers panic about Christmas gifts In The Post

Click.ie says tech products are being shipped as customers panic about Christmas gifts

Customers have also complained that the company is ignoring their calls.

From TheJournal.ie 'The ice-rink didn’t have any ice' - Families fume as Winter Wonderland branded 'a shambles' Winter Wonderland Ni

'The ice-rink didn’t have any ice' - Families fume as Winter Wonderland branded 'a shambles'

The organisers have cancelled the event two days after it began.

# christmas - Sunday 17 December, 2017

Here's what happened when I asked every TD in Ireland if they liked Love Actually

Leo Varadkar’s a fan, but are his colleagues? We found out.

From TheJournal.ie Parents urged not to buy children scrambler bikes for Christmas after fatalities in recent years Dangers

Parents urged not to buy children scrambler bikes for Christmas after fatalities in recent years

Councillor Noeleen Reilly says children as young as five have been seen using them on estates.

# christmas - Saturday 16 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'We underestimate the relief people feel when they get a mental illness diagnosis' Read Me

'We underestimate the relief people feel when they get a mental illness diagnosis'

This Christmas, whatever label you’re wearing, wear it proudly, writes Grace Vaughan.

From TheJournal.ie 'It feels good to do a good deed': This nine-year-old Irish boy is travelling to Belarus to help Santa Santa's Helper

'It feels good to do a good deed': This nine-year-old Irish boy is travelling to Belarus to help Santa

Misha McEneney will help Santa deliver presents to hundreds of children in orphanages in Belarus this Christmas.

From TheJournal.ie 'People are dying': One year after Apollo House and homelessness is worse than ever One Year On

'People are dying': One year after Apollo House and homelessness is worse than ever

The Home Sweet Home campaign received widespread attention when it took over Apollo House on Hawkins Street for homeless people.

# christmas - Friday 15 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'It won't end homelessness but it'll make a difference': Appeal to donate price of a drink this Christmas 5GiveAFiver

'It won't end homelessness but it'll make a difference': Appeal to donate price of a drink this Christmas

It works by nominating friends to donate €5 and then each nominated friend selects five more friends via social media for #5GiveAFiver.

# christmas - Thursday 14 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Chiropractor in Donegal accepting toys instead of payment Christmas Appeal This post contains videos

Chiropractor in Donegal accepting toys instead of payment

The toys will be distributed by St Vincent de Paul to families in the area.

# christmas - Monday 11 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Maybe we should slosh our way through the forty days before Easter too' Opinion

'Maybe we should slosh our way through the forty days before Easter too'

It should go without saying that it is a very, very bad idea to knock back twelve drinks in a row, writes Eunan McKinney.

# christmas - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Celebrations now contain Milky Way Crispy Rolls

Did we not just suggest this?!

# christmas - Saturday 9 December, 2017

9 Irish books that would make excellent Christmas presents

You can’t go wrong with a good book.

From TheJournal.ie This Christmas market is asking locals to bring elderly neighbours along to enjoy the festive fun A Time For Giving

This Christmas market is asking locals to bring elderly neighbours along to enjoy the festive fun

Christmas can be a lonely time for elderly people living alone.

# christmas - Friday 8 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'I find Christmas so false. It’s all veneer, folks' Consumerism

Opinion: 'I find Christmas so false. It’s all veneer, folks'

Nearly everything about it is imported and constructed, writes Michael Fortune.

From TheJournal.ie Late-night trains and Darts begin from today for the festive season Christmas Schedule

Late-night trains and Darts begin from today for the festive season

Some services are running earlier due to line improvements – Irish Rail are advising people to check their train’s schedule ahead of time.

# christmas - Thursday 7 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Want to send presents outside Europe in time for Christmas? Today is your last chance Pass The Parcel

Want to send presents outside Europe in time for Christmas? Today is your last chance

There’s still time to send those letters to Santa, but act fast.

# christmas - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Bridget, Eamon and a beautiful animation star in RTÉ's Christmas schedule Tis The Season Finale

Bridget, Eamon and a beautiful animation star in RTÉ's Christmas schedule

Cosy up and book some space on your couch – here’s the state broadcaster’s festive line-up.