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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”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Celebrations now contain Milky Way Crispy Rolls

Did we not just suggest this?!

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.

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.

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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Irish households to spend an average of €2,654 in the run up to Christmas Thrifty

Irish households to spend an average of €2,654 in the run up to Christmas

Retail Ireland said that cross-border shopping and online shopping from foreign retailers is a big worry for Irish outlets this year.

From TheJournal.ie People advised to 'do their homework' before buying pets online Not Just At Christmas

People advised to 'do their homework' before buying pets online

A pet advisory group has said that there’s increased interest in how to buy pets in the run up to Christmas.

From TheJournal.ie Christmas shopping on the move? Gardaí warn to only shop online when on personal WiFi Safe Online Shopping

Christmas shopping on the move? Gardaí warn to only shop online when on personal WiFi

In the first six months of this year there has been €16.6 million gross card fraud.

BBC may have just released the most emotional Christmas ad of the year

This could be the first one to make you shed a tear.

From TheJournal.ie How civil war in the Ukraine and a late frost in Germany affects a Christmas tree grower in Wicklow Oh Christmas Tree

How civil war in the Ukraine and a late frost in Germany affects a Christmas tree grower in Wicklow

The last few weeks in November are always busiest for the nation’s Christmas tree growers, with mass harvesting beginning.

From The42 Open Thread: What was your favourite sporting Christmas toy? Late Late Toy Show

Open Thread: What was your favourite sporting Christmas toy?

The Late Late Toy Show is tonight, and we want to hear your favourites?

From TheJournal.ie Tubridy has been getting 'Toy Show ready' by watching Elf and dancing around his kitchen Toy Show Day

Tubridy has been getting 'Toy Show ready' by watching Elf and dancing around his kitchen

There will be no international stars featured on tonight’s show but there will be plenty of touching moments.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí tell people to 'gift a lift' this Christmas as drink driving arrests increase Be Safe

Gardaí tell people to 'gift a lift' this Christmas as drink driving arrests increase

Road deaths are down this year, but gardaí said they will not be complacent in the run up to Christmas.

From TheJournal.ie DSPCA inundated with unwanted pets and it's still over three weeks until Christmas SAD DOGGO MUCH DISAPPOINT

DSPCA inundated with unwanted pets and it's still over three weeks until Christmas

The DSPCA wants to remind people that their pet is a member of the family and “not a disposable item”.

From TheJournal.ie Christmas FM starts today and brings with it the licence to start getting in the mood Feeling Festive

Christmas FM starts today and brings with it the licence to start getting in the mood

The annual station has become a staple of the festive period.

From TheJournal.ie 'Tis almost the season: Christmas FM returns next week - here's how to hear it Elvish Hits

'Tis almost the season: Christmas FM returns next week - here's how to hear it

The seasonal charity station airs from Tuesday. Here are the frequencies.

Christmas trees are already being spotted in Irish homes - But is it far too early? Deck The Halls This post contains a poll
From TheJournal.ie New format for Dublin's big Christmas 'switch on' after overcrowding problems last year Happening Today

New format for Dublin's big Christmas 'switch on' after overcrowding problems last year

Two seasonal processions will take place through the north and south of the city.

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

Poll: Have you started your Christmas shopping?

There are just 38 days to go.

From TheJournal.ie Beginning to look a lot like Christmas - watch the Christmas lights go up on Henry Street Christmas Is Coming This post contains videos

Beginning to look a lot like Christmas - watch the Christmas lights go up on Henry Street

Crews have been fitting the lights around Dublin since mid-October with the lighting ceremony happening 19 November.

From TheJournal.ie The John Lewis Christmas ad is here, starring Moz the Monster Golden Slumbers

The John Lewis Christmas ad is here, starring Moz the Monster

The ad features a cover of the Beatles song Golden Slumbers by Elbow.