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#Christmas

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Do multi-denominational schools not mark Christmas or Easter with events? Factcheck

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Education minister on school patronage changes: 'Just to be clear - Christmas will not be cancelled' Joe McHugh

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: When are you taking down your Christmas tree? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: When are you taking down your Christmas tree?

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

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

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

“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

The only way to do it.

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: Can you guess why these people were in the news this year? Quiz

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

It might get a bit tricky.

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

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

10 long(ish) YouTube videos to watch if you're fed up of Christmas telly

Get comfy and waste some time on the internet.

This is what it was like spending Christmas alone in a beachside hut in Cambodia

There’s not a huge amount of tinsel, let’s just put it that way.

From TheJournal.ie Over 600,000 tune in as Mrs Brown's Boys tops RTÉ Christmas ratings for eighth year in a row Top Of The Tree

Over 600,000 tune in as Mrs Brown's Boys tops RTÉ Christmas ratings for eighth year in a row

This year’s Christmas special was watched by an average audience of 612,000 people.

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

Poll: Are you still eating leftovers?

Another turkey sandwich or have you reached your limit?

Why asking for the gift receipt shouldn't be considered rude

And why I do it all the time.

Three non-Irish gals tell us how they celebrate Christmas

The French have a lot of cheese and champagne – go figure!

From TheJournal.ie This Dublin charity will put your unwanted Christmas presents to good use Crosscare

This Dublin charity will put your unwanted Christmas presents to good use

People with unwanted gifts are being asked to donate them so they can be distributed to homeless people.

Poll: Was a 'Stephen's Day tracksuit' ever an important part of your Christmas routine? Stephen's Day This post contains a poll

Poll: Was a 'Stephen's Day tracksuit' ever an important part of your Christmas routine?

For some people, it’s the best part of Christmas.

From TheJournal.ie An Post made not one but three Christmas ads this year. Here's how - and why Festive Season

An Post made not one but three Christmas ads this year. Here's how - and why

The postal service looked around the globe to try find ‘authentic’ Irish festive stories.

How Much Do You Know About Christmas Traditions From Around The World?

Spent a few Christmases outside of Ireland?

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: How well do you know the film Elf? Buddy And Friends

Quiz: How well do you know the film Elf?

The Will Ferrell movie has become a Christmas classic.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you make a visit to the St Stephen's Day sales? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you make a visit to the St Stephen's Day sales?

The crowds have been out since early morning, are you going to be among them?

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: What are the best and worst Christmas presents you've ever received?
From TheJournal.ie Photos: Festive swimmers brave the Forty Foot for annual Christmas dive Festive Swim

Photos: Festive swimmers brave the Forty Foot for annual Christmas dive

It wasn’t too cold outside as the Forty Foot drew dozens of festive swimmers today.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Top five parenting tips to surviving Christmas Column

Opinion: Top five parenting tips to surviving Christmas

Striving for a picture perfect Christmas will bring certain disappointment, as a parent aiming for survival is much more realistic, writes Shane Dunphy.

What does your choice of Christmas sweets say about you?

You can tell a lot about a person based on what sweets they leave in the tin.

From TheJournal.ie 'No one would choose to work on Christmas Day, but we're all in it together' Doctors And Nurses This post contains videos

'No one would choose to work on Christmas Day, but we're all in it together'

Doctors, nurses, midwives and others will be working across the country today and throughout the week.

From TheJournal.ie Over 450 poor and homeless people will be given a Christmas Day dinner at the RDS today Homelessness

Over 450 poor and homeless people will be given a Christmas Day dinner at the RDS today

Some 3,000 Christmas dinners will also be prepared and delivered to the homes of those in need.

From TheJournal.ie 'Love and miss you': Christmas messages from Irish soldiers serving abroad

'Love and miss you': Christmas messages from Irish soldiers serving abroad

There are 650 military personnel serving in 13 different countries around the world.

Poll: Will you leave the house today? Christmas Day This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you leave the house today?

Are you going to get out of your pyjamas at any stage?

Here's absolutely everything worth watching on TV this Christmas Day

There’s nothing else to do all day but chill.

From TheJournal.ie 'Enjoying the kids playing with presents will have to wait': Heading out to work on Christmas day Hi Ho Hi Ho Ho Ho

'Enjoying the kids playing with presents will have to wait': Heading out to work on Christmas day

TheJournal.ie speaks to some of those who’ll be getting up to go to work today, and how Christmas is for them.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: When is the best time to open Christmas presents? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: When is the best time to open Christmas presents?

First thing in the morning, or do you play the long game?

From TheJournal.ie Indigestion at Christmas time - that is your stomach crying out for a break Opinion

Indigestion at Christmas time - that is your stomach crying out for a break

Use of indigestion medication can lead to deficiencies in minerals and vitamins and could start a vicious cycle. Heed the warning signs and try improving your diet instead, writes Ciara Wright.

From TheJournal.ie Do you want to track Santa's trip around the world tonight? Here are a few options He's Coming

Do you want to track Santa's trip around the world tonight? Here are a few options

There are also a few things you can do to pass the time before he arrives.

We asked every TD to share their best Christmas present and NY resolution

Whose best present was a donkey?

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: How well do you know your Christmas carols? Christmas Carols

Quiz: How well do you know your Christmas carols?

Did you go carolling this year?

From TheJournal.ie On chef duty this year? Here's everything you need to know to cook a perfect turkey (safely) Get Stuffed This post contains videos

On chef duty this year? Here's everything you need to know to cook a perfect turkey (safely)

Chef Adrian Martin has some top tips on how to cook a delicious Christmas roast.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For... All the most important Christmas words (including Fairytale of New York as Gaeilge) Column

The Irish For... All the most important Christmas words (including Fairytale of New York as Gaeilge)

Hó hó hó! Darach Ó Séaghdha has a selection box of Irish words for Christmas.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you going to the pub today? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you going to the pub today?

Everyone has their own traditions when it comes to festive socialising.

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