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#Christmas

Poll: Would you regift a present that you didn't like? Christmas This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you regift a present that you didn't like?

Might be a bit early for Christmas chat, but blame John Lewis.

From TheJournal.ie 333 extra beds to be made available as Dublin Region Homeless Executive launches winter strategy Cold Weather Strategy

333 extra beds to be made available as Dublin Region Homeless Executive launches winter strategy

The measure was announced in partnership with a range of charities.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar doubles down on comments about medics not taking holidays over new year period Peak Demand

Varadkar doubles down on comments about medics not taking holidays over new year period

The Taoiseach said he didn’t understand why the comments were deemed controversial, as services must attempt to meet demand.

From TheJournal.ie Iconic Dublin buildings and city streets to light up for 30 nights over Christmas Christmas Lights

Iconic Dublin buildings and city streets to light up for 30 nights over Christmas

The city will be lit up with Christmas lights on city streets and building projections between sunset and 2am each night.

From TheJournal.ie This Santa's grotto is being adapted for an Autism-friendly experience for children Waterford

This Santa's grotto is being adapted for an Autism-friendly experience for children

Winterval is hosting an Autism-friendly evening on 13 December at the Old Postal Sorting Centre in Waterford.

Skin Deep: It's time to talk about this year's beauty advent calendars

Which ones are worth your hard earned cash?

Poll: Have you started the Christmas shopping yet? The C Word This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you started the Christmas shopping yet?

Yes, we know it’s the middle of October.

From TheJournal.ie 'A cheap headline': Minister has no intention of scrapping welfare Christmas bonus Budget 2019

'A cheap headline': Minister has no intention of scrapping welfare Christmas bonus

She said people on welfare payments were needlessly worried by news reports this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council to spend €360,000 on Christmas trees - that's about €600 per tree Treemendous

Dublin City Council to spend €360,000 on Christmas trees - that's about €600 per tree

The council has put out to tender for 150 trees a year to be delivered until 2021.

From TheJournal.ie Complaint upheld after Santa no-show at Donegal nightclub's 'misleading' 99c drinks night False Advertising

Complaint upheld after Santa no-show at Donegal nightclub's 'misleading' 99c drinks night

The complaint was lodged over a Facebook ad for a ‘Snow Rave’ in The Pulse Venue in Letterkenny.

From TheJournal.ie With 131 days to go, Brown Thomas has officially opened its Christmas shop in Dublin Yule Can't Be Serious

With 131 days to go, Brown Thomas has officially opened its Christmas shop in Dublin

Christmas trees and festive decorations will be on sale at the store until the end of the year

From TheJournal.ie Dealz has been taken to task for its 'sexualised' Christmas toy campaign Elf And Safety

Dealz has been taken to task for its 'sexualised' Christmas toy campaign

The discount retailer ran its ‘Elf Behaving Badly’ online ads on the basis that Irish people ‘like to laugh’.

From TheJournal.ie Christmas FM raised enough money to save the sight of 5,000 people Christmas Miracle

Christmas FM raised enough money to save the sight of 5,000 people

The figure means that Christmas FM has raised almost €1.5 million since 2008.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how to recycle your Christmas tree and break a world record at the same time Timberrrrrrr

Here's how to recycle your Christmas tree and break a world record at the same time

It’s a novel way to get rid of your tree.

From TheJournal.ie 'You'd get sick of the sight of them': Christmas tree growers are back to work this week Oh Christmas Tree

'You'd get sick of the sight of them': Christmas tree growers are back to work this week

While Christmas 2017 has come to an end for most of us, Christmas 2018 is just beginning for the growers.

From TheJournal.ie Extra €60,000 given to St Vincent de Paul to deal with post-Christmas poverty Struggles

Extra €60,000 given to St Vincent de Paul to deal with post-Christmas poverty

A total of €1.4 million has been given to the SVP by the Government this year.

What to watch on TV tonight: Thursday

It’s Thursday, BTW. You probably had no idea what day of the week it was before this moment.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you still eating leftovers? So Very Full This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you still eating leftovers?

Turkey sandwiches for days.

From TheJournal.ie People are more interested in sex around Christmas (according to their web searches) 'tis The Season

People are more interested in sex around Christmas (according to their web searches)

The analysis shows that people are in a better mood around the holidays.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 700,000 of us (on average) watched Mrs Brown's Boys on Christmas Day All Round To Mrs Brown's

Nearly 700,000 of us (on average) watched Mrs Brown's Boys on Christmas Day

Soap fans enjoyed an hour-long Fair City on Christmas Day.

From TheJournal.ie House-to-house donations: Public urged to be wary of unregistered charities Charities Regulator

House-to-house donations: Public urged to be wary of unregistered charities

The Charities Regulator has received a number of reports of unregistered groups collecting donated items.

From TheJournal.ie Tesco apologises after dozens of UK customers complain of 'rancid' Christmas turkeys Christmas Disaster

Tesco apologises after dozens of UK customers complain of 'rancid' Christmas turkeys

Customers took to social media to complain about their spoiled Christmas dinners.

From TheJournal.ie 'Sales are like a drug for retailers': How Stephen's Day shopping took hold in Ireland Sacred Days

'Sales are like a drug for retailers': How Stephen's Day shopping took hold in Ireland

Until about a decade ago, the 26th was a day of rest for retail staff.

From TheJournal.ie Christmas with depression: 'I know I should be happy, but I can't help it. I really can't' Column

Christmas with depression: 'I know I should be happy, but I can't help it. I really can't'

When my depression was at its worst, I used to dread Christmas, writes Abigail McDonnell.

Are you heading out for a St Stephen's day session? Pints This post contains a poll

Are you heading out for a St Stephen's day session?

We need to know.

From TheJournal.ie Did you get a drone for Christmas? Here's everything you need to know before flying it Be Careful

Did you get a drone for Christmas? Here's everything you need to know before flying it

There are a few essential things you need to before you fly your drone.

From TheJournal.ie Irish retailers on course to record best Christmas season since 2007 Retail Ireland

Irish retailers on course to record best Christmas season since 2007

Despite the positive growth, cross-border shopping has been a big worry for Irish outlets this year.

From TheJournal.ie Unwanted Christmas gifts? Here's a way to donate them to homeless people Good Cause

Unwanted Christmas gifts? Here's a way to donate them to homeless people

The unwanted gifts appeal takes place at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: These brave souls headed out for Christmas Day swims across the country Splash

Pictures: These brave souls headed out for Christmas Day swims across the country

Hundreds turned out across the country for Christmas Day swims.

From TheJournal.ie Column: How to cope with toxic family members during Christmas Dysfunctional Family

Column: How to cope with toxic family members during Christmas

Christmas can be a time of great dread when families are dysfunctional, writes Karl Melvin.

A top 12 ranking of the best Christmas number ones in Ireland over the past 30 years

Grab another turkey sandwich and get stuck in.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are St Stephen's Day sales worth the hassle? Bargains This post contains a poll

Poll: Are St Stephen's Day sales worth the hassle?

The crowds have been out since early morning, but is it worth the trip to a shopping centre today?

What time do you have your Christmas dinner at? Christmas This post contains a poll

What time do you have your Christmas dinner at?

1pm or 7pm? Or anywhere in between?

From TheJournal.ie Here's what happened when DailyEdge asked every TD in Ireland if they liked Love Actually Love Actually

Here's what happened when DailyEdge 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 Open thread: What message would you like to give your loved ones this Christmas? Tis The Season

Open thread: What message would you like to give your loved ones this Christmas?

If someone – at home or abroad – is on your mind, let them know.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you attend a religious service today? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you attend a religious service today?

Many people do, even if they don’t normally attend during the year.

13 photos that truly sum up Christmas in Ireland 10 years ago

So much has changed but is still exactly the same.

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: What are the best and worst Christmas presents you've ever received? Secret Santa

Open thread: What are the best and worst Christmas presents you've ever received?

Sometimes we get (and give) brilliant gifts and sometimes they fall wide of the mark.

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