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#Christmas Message

# christmas-message - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

Watch: President Michael D Higgins delivers his Christmas address to the nation
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# Michael D

Watch: President Michael D Higgins delivers his Christmas address to the nation

Dec 23rd 2020, 6:25 PM 16,587 Views 32 Comments

The President also wished everyone in Ireland a Happy Christmas and a New Year of hope and promise.

# christmas-message - Monday 23 December, 2019

President Higgins' Christmas message: 'Do we dismiss them... telling them there is no room at our inn?'
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# Michael D

President Higgins' Christmas message: 'Do we dismiss them... telling them there is no room at our inn?'

Dec 23rd 2019, 7:30 AM 26,967 Views 77 Comments

Michael D Higgins also urged people to take action on the climate crisis in his annual address.

# christmas-message - Thursday 19 December, 2019

'Don't have too much fun without us': Christmas messages from Irish soldiers working abroad
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# Merry Christmas

'Don't have too much fun without us': Christmas messages from Irish soldiers working abroad

Dec 19th 2019, 9:40 PM 19,827 Views 38 Comments

Members of the Defence Forces have submitted their Christmas messages to loved ones.

# christmas-message - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

Pope Francis attacks 'insatiable greed' in world and calls for 'fraternity' among people
# Christmas Message
# Christmas Message

Pope Francis attacks 'insatiable greed' in world and calls for 'fraternity' among people

Updated Dec 25th 2018, 2:36 PM 41,620 Views 125 Comments

Crowds came from all over the world, meanwhile, to mark Christmas Day in Bethlehem.

# christmas-message - Friday 21 December, 2018

Michael D Higgins' Christmas message: 'Far too many people missing the security of home'
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# Christmas Address

Michael D Higgins' Christmas message: 'Far too many people missing the security of home'

Dec 21st 2018, 7:15 PM 14,890 Views 136 Comments

In his annual address, Higgins called for “a new commitment to social solidarity” both at home and abroad.

# christmas-message - Monday 25 December, 2017

'The footsteps of Joseph and Mary': Pope Francis urges Catholics not to ignore migrants' plight this Christmas
# Urbi Et Orbi
# Urbi Et Orbi

'The footsteps of Joseph and Mary': Pope Francis urges Catholics not to ignore migrants' plight this Christmas

Dec 25th 2017, 7:54 AM 5,753 Views 26 Comments

In a mass in Bethlehem, an archbishop used his homily to lambast the “Herods of today”.

# christmas-message - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Michael D Higgins Christmas message: 'The burden of homelessness will overshadow the festive season'
# Christmas Message
# Christmas Message

Michael D Higgins Christmas message: 'The burden of homelessness will overshadow the festive season'

Dec 20th 2017, 6:00 AM 14,672 Views 80 Comments

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”.

# christmas-message - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Driver three times over alcohol limit from drinking the night before
# Christmas Arrests
# Christmas Arrests

Driver three times over alcohol limit from drinking the night before

Dec 27th 2016, 8:47 AM 42,114 Views 65 Comments

Gardaí say getting behind the wheel after a night of drinking remains a big problem.

# christmas-message - Saturday 24 December, 2016

What message would you like to give your family this Christmas?
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# Open Thread

What message would you like to give your family this Christmas?

Dec 24th 2016, 7:30 PM 9,330 Views 48 Comments

If someone is on your mind, let them know.

Theresa May challenges Britain to 'forge bold new role' in bullish Christmas message
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# COME WHAT MAY

Theresa May challenges Britain to 'forge bold new role' in bullish Christmas message

Dec 24th 2016, 12:50 PM 8,297 Views 31 Comments

The Queen and British athletes at the Olympics and Paralympics were singled out for praise by May.

# christmas-message - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

'As this year ends peace can seem very distant': President Higgins reflects on 2016
# Christmas Message
# Christmas Message

'As this year ends peace can seem very distant': President Higgins reflects on 2016

Dec 20th 2016, 6:01 PM 8,562 Views 87 Comments

“[This is a] time to focus on the message contained in the story of a child in the manger, born to parents without a home.”

# christmas-message - Thursday 24 December, 2015

Father of drowned Syrian toddler to give Channel 4's Christmas message
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Father of drowned Syrian toddler to give Channel 4's Christmas message

Dec 24th 2015, 2:01 PM 10,016 Views 89 Comments

He will appeal for the world to open its doors to Syrians.

Cameron says Britain's Christianity is key to its success
# Christmas Message
# Christmas Message

Cameron says Britain's Christianity is key to its success

Dec 24th 2015, 9:21 AM 10,640 Views 172 Comments

Cameron has been criticised for the focus on religion in this year’s Christmas message.

# christmas-message - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

'My kebab is cold': Police in the UK release list of most ridiculous phone calls
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# It Can Probably Wait

'My kebab is cold': Police in the UK release list of most ridiculous phone calls

Dec 23rd 2015, 2:56 PM 21,272 Views 35 Comments

The Met Police are asking the public to consider whether or not their situation is an emergency.

# christmas-message - Sunday 20 December, 2015

President Higgins uses annual fireside chat to call for greater solidarity with refugees
# Christmas Message
# Christmas Message

President Higgins uses annual fireside chat to call for greater solidarity with refugees

Dec 20th 2015, 11:12 AM 9,334 Views 107 Comments

A Christmas message from the Áras…

# christmas-message - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

Panti Bliss will deliver a 'Queen of Ireland's Christmas Message' on TV3 this year
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From The Daily Edge
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Panti Bliss will deliver a 'Queen of Ireland's Christmas Message' on TV3 this year

Dec 2nd 2015, 2:10 PM 4,500 Views 15 Comments

The true queen shall address her nation.

# christmas-message - Thursday 25 December, 2014

Pope Francis: "Truly there are so many tears this Christmas"
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# Around The World

Pope Francis: "Truly there are so many tears this Christmas"

Dec 25th 2014, 11:24 AM 13,293 Views 44 Comments

Pope Francis’s first Christmas message has been delivered.

# christmas-message - Thursday 26 December, 2013

'Privacy matters': Here's Edward Snowden's Alternative Christmas Message
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# Not The Queen

'Privacy matters': Here's Edward Snowden's Alternative Christmas Message

Dec 26th 2013, 1:45 PM 9,170 Views 21 Comments

In case you missed it, here is what he fugitive whistleblower had to say in Channel 4′s Alternative Christmas Message.

# christmas-message - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

Francis prays for child soldiers “robbed of their childhood”
# Urbi Et Orbi
# Urbi Et Orbi

Francis prays for child soldiers “robbed of their childhood”

Dec 25th 2013, 12:25 PM 8,173 Views 112 Comments

The new Pope has delivered his first Christmas ‘urbi et orbi’ message.

# christmas-message - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Open Thread: Leave a Christmas message for your loved ones
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# Missing You

Open Thread: Leave a Christmas message for your loved ones

Dec 24th 2013, 6:00 PM 13,076 Views 52 Comments

Are you working out time difference to see when your loved ones will be up? Send your thoughts to those you’re missing.

Edward Snowden to deliver Channel 4's Alternative Christmas Message
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# Surveillance

Edward Snowden to deliver Channel 4's Alternative Christmas Message

Dec 24th 2013, 3:58 PM 11,908 Views 84 Comments

It’s now 20 years since the British broadcaster began airing its alternative to the Queen’s annual televised address.

# christmas-message - Monday 23 December, 2013

'Every household in Ireland has endured a lot': Here's Enda Kenny's Christmas message
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# Christmas Cheer

'Every household in Ireland has endured a lot': Here's Enda Kenny's Christmas message

Dec 23rd 2013, 3:59 PM 10,814 Views 55 Comments

Watch the Taoiseach’s message to the people of Ireland this festive season…

# christmas-message - Sunday 22 December, 2013

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

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

Dec 22nd 2013, 6:00 PM 9,490 Views 77 Comments

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

# christmas-message - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

Cardinal's Christmas message: abortion protests and healing divisions
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# Christmas Message

Cardinal's Christmas message: abortion protests and healing divisions

Dec 25th 2012, 10:34 AM 4,900 Views 65 Comments

Cardinal Seán Brady has urged Irish people to let their representatives know their views on abortion.

# christmas-message - Monday 24 December, 2012

Open thread: Leave a Christmas message for your family and friends
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# Over To You

Open thread: Leave a Christmas message for your family and friends

Dec 24th 2012, 8:00 PM 14,042 Views 106 Comments

Spending Christmas abroad? Send your thoughts to loved ones back home – or vice versa.

The Queen in 3D Specs Pic of the Day
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From The Daily Edge
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The Queen in 3D Specs Pic of the Day

Dec 24th 2012, 9:04 AM 4,867 Views 34 Comments

You cool ma’am, you cool.

# christmas-message - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Column: Christmas is a tough time with depression. Here’s what I’m doing about it.
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# Read Me

Column: Christmas is a tough time with depression. Here’s what I’m doing about it.

Dec 22nd 2012, 2:00 PM 191 Views 27 Comments

Garry Williams has never liked Christmas – but this year, he writes, it will be different.

# christmas-message - Friday 21 December, 2012

VIDEO: Here's Taoiseach Enda Kenny's Christmas message to Ireland
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# Enda The Year

VIDEO: Here's Taoiseach Enda Kenny's Christmas message to Ireland

Dec 21st 2012, 9:06 AM 6,550 Views 120 Comments

In his annual Christmas message the Taoiseach praises the people of Ireland for their efforts to get the country back on track.

# christmas-message - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Read Me: President Higgins' message for Christmas and New Year
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# Beannachtaí

Read Me: President Higgins' message for Christmas and New Year

Dec 16th 2012, 12:00 PM 114 Views 67 Comments

The President of Ireland offers his best wishes to the people of Ireland and the Irish family, “wherever they may be”.

# christmas-message - Sunday 25 December, 2011

The 9 at 9: Christmas Day
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The 9 at 9: Christmas Day

Dec 25th 2011, 8:52 AM 4,372 Views 15 Comments

Nine things to know this Christmas morning…

# christmas-message - Saturday 24 December, 2011

Open thread: Spending Christmas abroad? Leave a message for your family and friends
# Open Thread
# Open Thread

Open thread: Spending Christmas abroad? Leave a message for your family and friends

Dec 24th 2011, 6:00 PM 10,621 Views 55 Comments

Share your thoughts on spending Christmas abroad and send festive greetings to the folks back home.

# christmas-message - Thursday 22 December, 2011

The 5 at 5: Thursday
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The 5 at 5: Thursday

Dec 22nd 2011, 4:47 PM 3,034 Views 10 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Watch: The Taoiseach's Christmas message to Ireland
# Enda At Christmas
# Enda At Christmas

Watch: The Taoiseach's Christmas message to Ireland

Dec 22nd 2011, 2:00 PM 3,163 Views 98 Comments

Enda Kenny has delivered a Christmas message. Watch it here.