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# christmas - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Taking a Christmas swim? Be careful, says Coast Guard Water Safety

Taking a Christmas swim? Be careful, says Coast Guard

Heavy swells and high swells will make the seas a dangerous place tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar waives fees and charges for Santa as mystery surrounds time he’ll reach Ireland Santa

Varadkar waives fees and charges for Santa as mystery surrounds time he’ll reach Ireland

The Transport Minister has confirmed that the Irish Aviation Authority has waived fees and charges for the big fella…

From The Daily Edge Which of these bad Christmas wrappers are you? Thought That Counts

Which of these bad Christmas wrappers are you?

Bad at wrapping presents? It’s ok, you’re not alone.

From The Daily Edge The 13 emotions of a Christmas Eve shopping panic Panic

The 13 emotions of a Christmas Eve shopping panic

It’s Christmas tomorrow and you have NOTHING.

From TheJournal.ie Retailers “disappointed” as Christmas sales are down on 2012 Christmas Slump

Retailers “disappointed” as Christmas sales are down on 2012

The slump pre-Christmas means big sales from St Stephens’ Day, says a representative group.

From The Daily Edge The 10 stages of Christmas Eve you went through as a child 'twas The Night Before Christmas

The 10 stages of Christmas Eve you went through as a child

The short yet agonising wait until Santa arrived at last.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: How much have you spent on Christmas this year? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: How much have you spent on Christmas this year?

Christmas is a tough on the purse strings, so what have you spent?

From The Daily Edge 6 torments only people who have to work over the holidays will understand Blue Christmas
From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Christmas Eve 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Christmas Eve

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you begin your Christmas Eve.

From The Daily Edge Kodaline play secret charity gig in their hometown of Swords Koda-christmas

Kodaline play secret charity gig in their hometown of Swords

Money went to HHT Ireland, a charity founded in memory of young Swords man.

From TheJournal.ie London police search for Christmas tree thief Grinch

London police search for Christmas tree thief

Scotland Yard says it is looking for a woman they believe took a small tree from a care home.

From TheJournal.ie Mountain rescue teams urge walkers to be safe this Christmas The Hills This post contains images

Mountain rescue teams urge walkers to be safe this Christmas

St Stephens Day is one of the busiest times on Ireland’s hills and small mountains.

From TheJournal.ie Column: What was Christmas food like in medieval Ireland? Opinion

Column: What was Christmas food like in medieval Ireland?

Pottage, cheap pies and lethal take-aways; medieval spreads weren’t too appetising for commoners, writes Fin Dwyer.

# christmas - Monday 23 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Monday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about tonight’s big storm, the St Vincent’s salary revelations and Alan Shatter’s Santa message…

From TheJournal.ie Travel warnings issued, ferries cancelled as ‘vigorous’ storm set to pass overnight Orange Alert

Travel warnings issued, ferries cancelled as ‘vigorous’ storm set to pass overnight

Gusts of up to 130km are forecast, as the severe weather system passes to the northwest of the country.

From The Daily Edge Now THIS is how you do the 12 pubs in style Suits You

Now THIS is how you do the 12 pubs in style

Christmas jumpers? WHAT Christmas jumpers?

From The Daily Edge 8 people you’ll definitely meet on public transport this Christmas Hell On Wheels

8 people you’ll definitely meet on public transport this Christmas

Please someone, give us a lift instead.

From The Daily Edge Will Bono be joining Glen Hansard to busk on Grafton Street tomorrow? One Love

Will Bono be joining Glen Hansard to busk on Grafton Street tomorrow?

Just what Grafton St needs on Christmas Eve… Bono.

From The Daily Edge 7 Christmas feelings you’ll never grow out of Christmas Is All Around

7 Christmas feelings you’ll never grow out of

Whether you’re 9 or 95, those Christmas feelings are always the same.

From TheJournal.ie Hugs, kisses and silly hats: Warm scenes of homecomings at Dublin Airport Home For Christmas This post contains images
From The Daily Edge These are the things you have definitely forgotten to buy for Christmas Panic Stations

These are the things you have definitely forgotten to buy for Christmas

Go on, admit it. There isn’t a flippin’ battery in the house.

From TheJournal.ie PIC: Michael Healy-Rae has had his visit to Santa, and here’s what he asked for Santa Healy-Rae

PIC: Michael Healy-Rae has had his visit to Santa, and here’s what he asked for

Two days to go and the Kerry-based TD has been on Santa’s lap asking for all sorts…

From The Daily Edge Niall Horan is stuck in an airport and Twitter is apoplectic as a result Wand Erection

Niall Horan is stuck in an airport and Twitter is apoplectic as a result

The wind is wreaking havoc on the One Direction singer’s travel plans.

From The Score A coffin with an axe inside and 6 other gifts unlikely to be given this Christmas Xmas Time

A coffin with an axe inside and 6 other gifts unlikely to be given this Christmas

From BOD’s DVD to Brolly’s book, we’ve got it all covered.

From The Daily Edge 7 sights that make coming home to Ireland special at Christmas The Auld Sod

7 sights that make coming home to Ireland special at Christmas

There’s just no place like home.

From The Score ‘It’s not for me to tell him what to do’ — Ryder Cup skipper backs Rory McIlroy to work through form problems Ryder Cup
From The Score The TV slots every sports fan needs to pencil in this Christmas TV Listings

The TV slots every sports fan needs to pencil in this Christmas

From a documentary about ROG to lots of Gary Lineker, there’s plenty to keep you off the streets over the next week.

From TheJournal.ie Irish households will consume 5m boxes of chocolate and 22m bottles of wine over Christmas Recycle

Irish households will consume 5m boxes of chocolate and 22m bottles of wine over Christmas

Repak expects to recycle 44,000 tonnes of packaging waste over the Christmas period.

From The Score 18 of our favourite sporting Christmas presents as kids Cup Champions

18 of our favourite sporting Christmas presents as kids

From Subutteo to Roller Blades and everything in between.

From The Daily Edge Dublin driver wins Christmas with fully-decorated tree… on his truck Festive Much?

Dublin driver wins Christmas with fully-decorated tree… on his truck

The most festive four-wheel drive in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I volunteer with Samaritans every Christmas. Here’s why… Opinion

Column: I volunteer with Samaritans every Christmas. Here’s why…

Sometimes people call Samaritans at Christmas who might never normally do so. It could be the first Christmas they are bereaved, the could feel isolated, or they could have major money worries. We’re there to listen.

# christmas - Sunday 22 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Separation and divorce is hard for everyone – especially at Christmas Opinion

Column: Separation and divorce is hard for everyone – especially at Christmas

If you’re anxious about how Christmas is going to work out now that your family unit is changing, try to step back and prioritise, says Bernadette Ryan.

From The Daily Edge The 12 Smells of (Irish) Christmas Smellmas

The 12 Smells of (Irish) Christmas

Your nose deserves it.

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins: Thanks to all who work for others over Christmas Christmas

President Higgins: Thanks to all who work for others over Christmas

As part of his annual Christmas and New Year message to the nation, the President wants us to focus on ethics in 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Christmas wrapping paper that lets you grow your own Roll Up This post contains images

Christmas wrapping paper that lets you grow your own

Finally, an answer to the waste of discarded wrapping paper.

From The Daily Edge The stages you go through when you’re off work for Christmas

The stages you go through when you’re off work for Christmas

It’s an emotional rollercoaster, it really is. What stage are you at?

From TheJournal.ie Food bank sees ‘spontaneous generosity’ during Christmas appeal New Poverty

Food bank sees ‘spontaneous generosity’ during Christmas appeal

The Archbishop of Dublin launched a food appeal for the first in his 10 years in the position last month.

From The Daily Edge The essential ‘Christmas at home’ survival guide Peace On Earth

The essential ‘Christmas at home’ survival guide

All this time with your family can be tricky, here are a few tips to make it easier.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you looking forward to Christmas? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you looking forward to Christmas?

How are you feeling today?

From The Daily Edge 8 of the greatest school Nativity moments ever Jesus Mary And Joseph

8 of the greatest school Nativity moments ever

Get the tea towels and dolls out.