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#Christmas Message

# christmas-message - Monday 23 December, 2019

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

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

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

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'

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

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 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”.

# christmas-message - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Driver three times over alcohol limit from drinking the night before

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?

If someone is on your mind, let them know.

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

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

“[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

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

Cameron says Britain's Christianity is key to its success

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

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

# christmas-message - Sunday 20 December, 2015

# christmas-message - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

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

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

The true queen shall address her nation.

# christmas-message - Thursday 25 December, 2014

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

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

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”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Queen in 3D Specs Pic of the Day

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.

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

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

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 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Christmas Day

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

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

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Watch: The Taoiseach's Christmas message to Ireland Enda At Christmas This post contains videos

Watch: The Taoiseach's Christmas message to Ireland

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