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Dublin: 13 °C Sunday 21 December, 2014

Irish - Today’s News

My life as a shopping centre Santa

From dealing with disbelieving children to getting kicked where ‘where no one should kick Santa’.

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

The winter solstice, Fiona Pender and a water bill referendum had everyone talking today.

How much do you know about Ireland?

Are you more Tony Cascarino or Mary Robinson?

Pro-choice activists tie pair of giant red knickers to Dáil gates

The knickers had a message calling for the 8th amendment to the constitution to be removed.

Fiona Pender search in Co Laois forest called off

The Garda investigation into her whereabouts continues.

Large crowds gather at Newgrange, despite sun failing to shine

Hundreds gathered at the tomb this morning.

Gardaí and family concerned for missing David Wakefield (37)

He was last seen yesterday morning.

Another US cop shot and killed – this time in Florida

The incident comes a day after two police officers were killed in Brooklyn.

Column: The Ghosts of Christmas Past – dealing with loss at Christmas

Mum’s kitschy Christmas apron that we used to slag her mercilessly about. Her make up, hurriedly applied between basting the turkey and topping the sprouts. All that is gone now. And God, how I miss it.

Mother charged with murder of eight children in Australia

The children ranged in age from 18 months to 15 years.

The Week in Photos: Let There Be Light Week In Photos This post contains images

The Week in Photos: Let There Be Light

This is the week that was, in photos…

From The Score ‘She has the best left hook in the world’ – Why Katie Taylor is a living legend Legend This post contains videos

‘She has the best left hook in the world’ – Why Katie Taylor is a living legend

Michael Carruth, Kenny Egan and Jimmy McGee put the boxer’s achievements in context.

Varadkar: There was “no attempt to conceal” waiting list numbers

The HSE was accused of having ‘hidden waiting lists’ today.

“It’s like a grieving process”: Parents prepare to leave Ireland and follow their children to Australia

Janet and Eugene Bennis miss their children and grandchildren so much, they’ve decided to move to the other side of the world.

From The Daily Edge 7 stupid luxuries every Irish household buys each Christmas Christmas

7 stupid luxuries every Irish household buys each Christmas

It’s the little luxuries that count.

Motorcyclist killed after colliding with car

The road was closed for a time.

What did the Dáil do on their first day?

Got to know the place and got shown how to work the phones?

What are these kids most looking forward to about Christmas? Nearly There Now This post contains videos

What are these kids most looking forward to about Christmas?

Family time, turkey and a few technological devices.

From The Daily Edge Alan Shatter to cook trifle and mash on TV3 celeb restaurant show THE RESTAURANT

Alan Shatter to cook trifle and mash on TV3 celeb restaurant show

State Pathologist Marie Cassidy is taking part too!

Talbot Street reopens after two buses collide

Gardaí said there are no injuries.

Man charged in relation to armed robbery of Baldoyle post office

The man is due in court tomorrow morning.

Man charged over knife-point burglary

The young man was arrested after a struggle.

From Business ETC Teachers unhappy some increment payments not in Christmas salaries Delayed

Teachers unhappy some increment payments not in Christmas salaries

The delay is being blamed on a glitch in the department’s payroll system.

Column: How you can win at office politics in 6 steps

It’s a dirty job but someone’s gotta do it.

From The Score 20 of the best Inpho sports photographs from the last year Year Review

20 of the best Inpho sports photographs from the last year

All the eye-pleasing viewing you need.

Peace, hope, and celebration: President Higgins’ Christmas message to us all

Michael D Higgins said he wishes that 2015 will bring “a bounty of opportunities for flourishing and renewal”.

From Business ETC Weird Wide Web: A 3D printed miracle, a robot bartender and exploring your own street in virtual reality Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: A 3D printed miracle, a robot bartender and exploring your own street in virtual reality

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

From Business ETC Are you coming back to Ireland for good? You’ll need a job then Looking For Work

Are you coming back to Ireland for good? You’ll need a job then

Some tips to help get you back to work as soon as possible.

From Business ETC Don’t have time to make it to the shops? These digital gifts may help you out TechKnowHow

Don’t have time to make it to the shops? These digital gifts may help you out

And you won’t have to wrap them either so win-win.

From Business ETC The Briefcase: Rouble the new lira, a banking enquiry and the Metro Herald is kaput Inbox Me
From Business ETC Review: Is this the budget Windows tablet you’ve been looking for? Cheap And Cheerful

Review: Is this the budget Windows tablet you’ve been looking for?

With a low price, the Linx 8 wants to be your Windows tablet of choice, but how well does it balance price and expectations?

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

‘How was this woman told her baby was dead, but there’s a heartbeat?’: The week in quotes

‘How was this woman told her baby was dead, but there’s a heartbeat?’: The week in quotes

“It saddens me to be part of a parliament that created legislation that would bring about the type of grief that I heard explained to me yesterday.”

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Catch up as you wake up.

Poll: How will you vote in the same-sex marriage referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How will you vote in the same-sex marriage referendum?

The campaigns on both sides will be kicking off shortly.

Opinion: Are we devaluing degrees?

Our exploding education sector is a good thing in many ways – but it also has significant drawbacks.

Parents ‘at a loss to understand’ why their children were taken into care

A judge failed to tell them the reasons for his “momentous decision.”

Three men arrested after cannabis worth €25k found in car on Malahide Road

The car was stopped and searched by gardaí on Friday night.

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