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# christmas - Friday 14 January, 2022

Gardaí arrested 914 people for driving while intoxicated during Christmas period
# Drunk Driving
# Drunk Driving

Gardaí arrested 914 people for driving while intoxicated during Christmas period

Jan 14th 2022, 11:28 AM 13,608 Views 14 Comments

914 people were arrested for driving while intoxicated as part of a Garda road safety campaign between the 26th of November and the 4th of January 2022.

# christmas - Thursday 30 December, 2021

Binge-worthy TV series to stream this Christmas season
# Let's Watch
# Let's Watch

Binge-worthy TV series to stream this Christmas season

Dec 30th 2021, 8:00 PM 33,547 Views 25 Comments

Here are some new and older series to get stuck into.

Poll: When will you take down your Christmas decorations?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: When will you take down your Christmas decorations?

Dec 30th 2021, 10:35 AM 67,259 Views 32 Comments

It doesn’t last forever.

# christmas - Wednesday 29 December, 2021

Quiz: Which city is this? (Winter edition)
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: Which city is this? (Winter edition)

Dec 29th 2021, 10:00 PM 64,847 Views 14 Comments

The most wonderful time of the year.

Poll: What day is it?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: What day is it?

Dec 29th 2021, 10:58 AM 34,819 Views 42 Comments

Be honest, you have no idea.

# christmas - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

Opinion: Three quick and easy tips for strengthening your relationship over Christmas
# Holiday Woes
# Holiday Woes

Opinion: Three quick and easy tips for strengthening your relationship over Christmas

Dec 28th 2021, 7:00 AM 20,091 Views 0 Comments

Relationship expert Beth Wallace offers some helpful tips to maintain your communication over the holidays.

# christmas - Sunday 26 December, 2021

Quiz: Are these festive traditions from around the world real or fake?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: Are these festive traditions from around the world real or fake?

Dec 26th 2021, 10:00 PM 52,574 Views 15 Comments

Ho-ho-hone in on your knowledge of some unusual traditions.

# christmas - Saturday 25 December, 2021

5 Christmas longreads for the day that's in it
# 5 Festive Reads
# 5 Festive Reads

5 Christmas longreads for the day that's in it

Dec 25th 2021, 10:00 AM 13,587 Views 1 Comment

Need a break? Have a read of one of these.

Irish films to stream this Christmas day
# Get Watching
# Get Watching

Irish films to stream this Christmas day

Dec 25th 2021, 9:00 AM 28,346 Views 23 Comments

We’ve everything from comedy to sci-fi.

'Children are afraid Santa won't find them': Homeless families face 'traumatic' Christmas
# Emergency Accommodation
# Emergency Accommodation

'Children are afraid Santa won't find them': Homeless families face 'traumatic' Christmas

Dec 25th 2021, 6:30 AM 9,260 Views 12 Comments

Over 2,500 children in Ireland are currently homeless.

# christmas - Friday 24 December, 2021

QUIZ: How well do you know Bill Murray's Scrooged?
# Quiz
# Quiz

QUIZ: How well do you know Bill Murray's Scrooged?

Dec 24th 2021, 10:00 PM 26,529 Views 4 Comments

Oh look Frank, it’s a toaster!

Extract: 'The Point', 'What? You mean the 3Arena?' I felt like Rip van Winkle
# Reading
# Reading

Extract: 'The Point', 'What? You mean the 3Arena?' I felt like Rip van Winkle

Dec 24th 2021, 8:00 PM 19,655 Views 17 Comments

Dubliner Emily Bell writes about returning to live in the city after 20 years and finding that all the names have changed – and yet stayed the same.

Here's how to track Santa's trip around the world tonight
# Santa Tracker
# Santa Tracker

Here's how to track Santa's trip around the world tonight

Dec 24th 2021, 4:00 PM 35,230 Views 8 Comments

It’s the night before Christmas

White Christmas slips away with tomorrow set to hit 11 degrees
# Weather
# Weather

White Christmas slips away with tomorrow set to hit 11 degrees

Dec 24th 2021, 10:49 AM 14,635 Views 6 Comments

Christmas snow is unlikely.

Poll: What's the best bit of Christmas dinner?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: What's the best bit of Christmas dinner?

Dec 24th 2021, 9:18 AM 31,289 Views 93 Comments

Warning: don’t read this if you’re hungry.

Football rolls on... just about: John Brewin's standout matches over the Christmas period
# William Hill
From The42
# William Hill

Football rolls on... just about: John Brewin's standout matches over the Christmas period

Dec 24th 2021, 8:00 AM 2,298 Views 0 Comments

With leagues across Europe on their winter break and some Premier League fixtures being postponed, our weekly columnist chooses five games worth watching this weekend.

Coalition leaders’ personal relationship ‘very good’ – but no festive pints this year
# Three Leaders
# Three Leaders

Coalition leaders’ personal relationship ‘very good’ – but no festive pints this year

Dec 24th 2021, 7:05 AM 15,626 Views 28 Comments

The Taoiseach said the three leaders trust each other, so far.

Christmas can be stressful - here are ways to mind your mental health during the festive period
# Be Kind To Yourself
# Be Kind To Yourself

Christmas can be stressful - here are ways to mind your mental health during the festive period

Dec 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 14,081 Views 2 Comments

It isn’t an easy time for everyone, so we’ve taken a look at how this Christmas can be better for everyone.

# christmas - Thursday 23 December, 2021

Quiz: How much do you know about Santa and festive figures from around the world?
# Christmas Quiz
# Christmas Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about Santa and festive figures from around the world?

Dec 23rd 2021, 8:00 PM 28,768 Views 9 Comments

The big man goes by many names and faces.

# christmas - Wednesday 22 December, 2021

Opinion: This year, let go of the 'perfect Christmas' and choose self-compassion
# Wellness
# Wellness

Opinion: This year, let go of the 'perfect Christmas' and choose self-compassion

Dec 22nd 2021, 7:00 PM 19,803 Views 6 Comments

Two chartered psychologists offer some helpful advice to help you avoid letting Christmas get you down this year.

Poll: What's the correct time for Christmas dinner?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: What's the correct time for Christmas dinner?

Dec 22nd 2021, 8:50 AM 69,991 Views 64 Comments

We all know there’s only one ideal time.

# christmas - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

Quiz: Can you match the quote to the Christmas film?
# It's Quizmas
# It's Quizmas

Quiz: Can you match the quote to the Christmas film?

Dec 21st 2021, 10:00 PM 43,919 Views 19 Comments

“I’m a cotton-headed ninny-muggins!”

Opinion: It's important to prioritise your mental health this Christmas
# Wellness
# Wellness

Opinion: It's important to prioritise your mental health this Christmas

Updated Dec 21st 2021, 11:00 AM 19,119 Views 20 Comments

Krystian Fikert says it’s important to take our time this Christmas and be kind to ourselves.

# christmas - Monday 20 December, 2021

Quiz: Can you name the Christmas song from the lyrics?
# It's Quizmas
# It's Quizmas

Quiz: Can you name the Christmas song from the lyrics?

Dec 20th 2021, 10:00 PM 64,347 Views 11 Comments

Dub a dub a dum dum dub a dub a dum dub a dum dum dub a dum dub a dub a dum

Over 1,200 dinners to be delivered to older people living alone on Christmas Day
# A Helping Hand
# A Helping Hand

Over 1,200 dinners to be delivered to older people living alone on Christmas Day

Dec 20th 2021, 5:38 PM 11,611 Views 5 Comments

The Order of the Knights of St Columbanus, Irish Rural Link and Alone are teaming up to provide the service.

Opinion: Secure your home this Christmas - expert advice on home and personal safety
# Home Security
# Home Security

Opinion: Secure your home this Christmas - expert advice on home and personal safety

Updated Dec 20th 2021, 11:00 AM 15,015 Views 2 Comments

Jonathan Pim of Manguard Plus security offers some practical advice to avoid thieves and opportunists this Christmas.

Poll: Do you have a real or artificial Christmas tree this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you have a real or artificial Christmas tree this year?

Dec 20th 2021, 9:19 AM 42,652 Views 69 Comments

The baubles are on by now, right?

# christmas - Sunday 19 December, 2021

QUIZ: How well do you actually know Love Actually?
# Quiz
# Quiz

QUIZ: How well do you actually know Love Actually?

Dec 19th 2021, 10:00 PM 54,382 Views 27 Comments

Even if you’ve tried to avoid it you’ve probably seen it about a dozen times.

How to talk to your loved ones about misinformation without ruining Christmas
# Talking Points
# Talking Points

How to talk to your loved ones about misinformation without ruining Christmas

Dec 19th 2021, 7:00 PM 32,540 Views 0 Comments

We talked to experts about how to approach that Facebook theory-loving family member.

Last minute online shopping? Here are some tips to keep your cash safe from fraudsters
# Fraud
# Fraud

Last minute online shopping? Here are some tips to keep your cash safe from fraudsters

Dec 19th 2021, 6:30 AM 10,460 Views 4 Comments

Fraud cases continue to increase.

# christmas - Saturday 18 December, 2021

Quiz: How well do you know Christmas treats?
# Sweets And Cakes
# Sweets And Cakes

Quiz: How well do you know Christmas treats?

Dec 18th 2021, 10:00 PM 52,155 Views 15 Comments

‘Tis the season.

Fairytale of New York is Ireland's favourite Christmas song by landslide, new poll shows
# Christmas Songs
# Christmas Songs

Fairytale of New York is Ireland's favourite Christmas song by landslide, new poll shows

Dec 18th 2021, 8:00 PM 37,052 Views 77 Comments

It’s according to new polling conducted by Red C on behalf of The Journal.

Netherlands to go into Christmas 'lockdown' says Prime Minister
# Covid Christmas
# Covid Christmas

Netherlands to go into Christmas 'lockdown' says Prime Minister

Dec 18th 2021, 6:57 PM 76,791 Views 66 Comments

Prime Minister Mark Rutte said the measures are intended to try to stop a surge of the Omicron coronavirus variant.

'Do your research' before choosing to get a pet this Christmas, DSPCA says
# Dog Is For Life
# Dog Is For Life

'Do your research' before choosing to get a pet this Christmas, DSPCA says

Dec 18th 2021, 9:45 AM 10,609 Views 0 Comments

Many animals are often surrendered or simply abandoned after the festive season.

Opinion: Feeling anxious this Christmas? There are steps you can take to cope
# Wellness At Christmas
# Wellness At Christmas

Opinion: Feeling anxious this Christmas? There are steps you can take to cope

Dec 18th 2021, 7:00 AM 18,980 Views 14 Comments

Therapist Bernie Hackett says Christmas can cause anxiety – she has a few helpful tips for coping.

# christmas - Thursday 16 December, 2021

'Drastic' NPHET recommendations not expected after today's meeting, says Minister
# Social Contacts
# Social Contacts

'Drastic' NPHET recommendations not expected after today's meeting, says Minister

Updated Dec 16th 2021, 12:51 PM 88,671 Views 59 Comments

NPHET is meeting today to discuss the roll out of more restrictions before Christmas.

# christmas - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

NPHET to brief coalition party leaders this evening
# Omicron
# Omicron

NPHET to brief coalition party leaders this evening

Updated Dec 14th 2021, 7:00 PM 32,894 Views 46 Comments

The meeting this evening takes place prior to NPHET’s meeting on Thursday.

ESB Networks is reminding people not to take risks with electricity this Christmas
# Live And Dangerous
# Live And Dangerous

ESB Networks is reminding people not to take risks with electricity this Christmas

Dec 14th 2021, 12:14 PM 12,886 Views 16 Comments

The company is warning people never to use ESB Networks poles to hang outdoor Christmas lights as the electricity wires overhead are live and extremely dangerous.

# christmas - Sunday 12 December, 2021

Quiz: How well do you remember these movies featuring Santa?
# QUIZMAS
# QUIZMAS

Quiz: How well do you remember these movies featuring Santa?

Dec 12th 2021, 10:00 PM 47,356 Views 12 Comments

Test your festive knowledge.

Defensive gardening and sensor lights: How to protect your home from burglars this Christmas
# Protect Yourself
# Protect Yourself

Defensive gardening and sensor lights: How to protect your home from burglars this Christmas

Dec 12th 2021, 7:00 AM 25,303 Views 20 Comments

Burglaries are down significantly over the the Covid period.

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