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Dublin: 10 °C Saturday 1 November, 2014

Hugs, kisses and silly hats: Warm scenes of homecomings at Dublin Airport

Get the tissues ready.

IT WAS A cold and windy day but all across the country, families and friends were giving warm welcomes to emigrants returning for the holidays.

There was a buzz at Dublin Airport as people waited in arrivals for their loved ones to come through the doors. Hugs and kisses ensued.

Hugs, kisses and silly hats: Warm scenes of homecomings at Dublin Airport
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  • Coming home for Christmas

    Anne Henry welcomes home her son Colm.Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
  • Coming home for Christmas

    Barry Brown and Barbara Connolly from Wicklow wait for Barbara's son StephenSource: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
  • Coming home for Christmas

    Barbara Connolly from Wicklow puts some novelty glasses on her daughter's boyfriend RobSource: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
  • Coming home for Christmas

    The family of John Ryan wait to welcome him home for Christmas from IdahoSource: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
  • Coming home for Christmas

    June Clarke from Dundalk (left) is welcomed home from San Diageo for Christmas by her nan MarySource: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
  • Coming home for Christmas.

    June Clarke from Dundalk (left) is welcomed home from San Diageo for Christmas by her nan MarySource: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
  • Coming home for Christmas

    Ciara Meyler from Wexford (left) is welcomed home from Perth for Christmas by her sister AislingSource: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
  • Coming home for Christmas

    iara Meyler from Wexford (left) is welcomed home from Perth for Christmas by her sister AislingSource: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
  • Coming home for Christmas

    Barbara Connolly from Wicklow welcomes her son Stephen home for ChristmasSource: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
  • Coming home for Christmas

    Barry Brown and Barbara Connolly from Wicklow welcome Barbara's son StephenSource: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
  • Coming home for Christmas

    Barry Brown and Barbara Connolly from Wicklow welcome Barbara's son Stephen home from London Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
  • Coming home for Christmas

    Eithna Ratcliffe from Dublin welcomes home her brother from New ZealandSource: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
  • Coming home for Christmas

    Bart Ratcliffe (in hat) welcome home his brother from New Zealand for ChristmasSource: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
  • Coming home for Christmas

    eter Troute waits with his nephew Kevin Byrne (8 months) for Kevin's uncle JohnSource: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
  • Coming home for Christmas

    John Ryan is welcomed home for Christmas from IdahoSource: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
  • Coming home for Christmas

    Emotional scenes as people welcome home their loved onesSource: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

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