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#Christmas

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think Christmas is too commercial? This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Christmas is too commercial?

There’s always been an element of buying that goes with the season of giving – but has it gone too far?

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Airport faces busiest day today as Christmas rush begins Christmas Rush

Dublin Airport faces busiest day today as Christmas rush begins

More than 1,600 performers from local schools and choirs will be there to greet the tens of thousands arriving in today.

From TheJournal.ie Dreaming of a white Christmas? Evelyn Cusack says it looks like conditions will be too mild No Flakes

Dreaming of a white Christmas? Evelyn Cusack says it looks like conditions will be too mild

Weather conditions are set to be mild next week.

From TheJournal.ie Dogs Trust hits 'paws' on adoptions of rescue pets until New Year Paws For Thought

Dogs Trust hits 'paws' on adoptions of rescue pets until New Year

Today is the last day for re-homing and adoptions will start again on 4 January.

From TheJournal.ie US Hallmark TV channel says pulling ad with brides kissing was 'wrong decision' Christmas
From TheJournal.ie How to gift-wrap without all the waste this Christmas Green Christmas

How to gift-wrap without all the waste this Christmas

Here’s a guide to a lower-waste wrapping experience.

From TheJournal.ie 'Live and extremely dangerous': ESB warns people not to take risks with electricity this Christmas Decorations

'Live and extremely dangerous': ESB warns people not to take risks with electricity this Christmas

People are being warned to never use ESB poles to hang outdoor Christmas lights.

From TheJournal.ie 50% of people are planning a more environmentally-friendly Christmas Green Christmas

50% of people are planning a more environmentally-friendly Christmas

That’s according to a survey carried out by Amarach Research for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live/TheJournal.ie.

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?

At this time of year fundraisers take to the streets to raise much-needed funds for a variety of causes.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you started your Christmas shopping? Shopping This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you started your Christmas shopping?

We’re 18 days away from the big event.

From TheJournal.ie Late-night train and Dart services begin from today for the festive season All Aboard

Late-night train and Dart services begin from today for the festive season

Security personnel will be on board the late night services over the coming weeks to ensure customer safety.

From TheJournal.ie Contactless charity donations were introduced around Dublin today Tap To Give

Contactless charity donations were introduced around Dublin today

The move will allow people to instantly donate to Focus Ireland, the ISPCC and Little Blue Heroes.

From TheJournal.ie Consumer watchdog issues warning about controversial tech retailer Click.ie Christmas Shopping

Consumer watchdog issues warning about controversial tech retailer Click.ie

The CCPC said the warning is especially noteworthy ahead of the Christmas period.

From TheJournal.ie Over 150 new gardaí deployed to Christmas traffic duty in Cork, Dublin and Limerick Operation Open City
From TheJournal.ie Poll: When are you putting up your Christmas tree? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: When are you putting up your Christmas tree?

Sure it’s December 1st today.

From TheJournal.ie Feeling festive? Here are 7 Christmas-themed events happening across the weekend Event Guide

Feeling festive? Here are 7 Christmas-themed events happening across the weekend

A quick round-up of the weekend’s best events.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you watch the Late Late Toy Show? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you watch the Late Late Toy Show?

The festive season begins tonight with one of the TV events of the year.

From TheJournal.ie 'Babies are being born homeless': Charity demands action from government on child homelessness Homelessness

'Babies are being born homeless': Charity demands action from government on child homelessness

Focus Ireland launched an urgent Christmas appeal today.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you started getting ready for Christmas yet? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you started getting ready for Christmas yet?

There’s just 52 days to go until Christmas Day.

From TheJournal.ie Owners of vacant properties urged to make them available for homeless people ahead of Christmas Housing

Owners of vacant properties urged to make them available for homeless people ahead of Christmas

“Bringing a vacant home back into use can change people’s lives for the better.”

From The42 Man City hit out at Premier League over 'integrity' of Christmas fixture changes

Man City hit out at Premier League over 'integrity' of Christmas fixture changes

The champions have a busy schedule in December and January.

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?