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# Festive Season

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Cullen close to completing Covid isolation as Leinster return to training
The head coach hopes Leinster will face Ulster on New Year’s Day in Belfast.
Poll: Are you looking forward to Christmas?
How are you feeling about the festive period ahead?
An Post made not one but three Christmas ads this year. Here's how - and why
The postal service looked around the globe to try find ‘authentic’ Irish festive stories.
Poll: Are you looking forward to your work Christmas party?
It’s that time of year…
Now it's all over, here's what to do to take care of your Christmas tree
The Irish Christmas Tree Growers Association estimates 44% of us will have bought a real tree this year.
'A pint a day': How to make sure your real tree stays fresh until Christmas this year
The Irish Christmas Tree Growers Association estimates 44% of us will buy a real tree this year.
Poll: Do you like Christmas?
Some people feel more Christmassy than others.
Column: Christmas expectations vs reality
Real Christmas trees, trips to see Santa, and snow – these are all much better in your head.
Opinion: Breaking up (around Christmas) is hard to do
Ending a relationship at this time of year can magnify the perception that everyone else is having a great time with their loved ones.
Opinion: The 'perfect' Christmas doesn't exist – so take the pressure off
We insist on buying (literally) into the lie of perfection.
Column: How to survive the festive season as a singleton
You never know when Mr or Ms Right will stumble across your path, so attending every opening of every envelope is mandatory during the festive season.
10 telling symptoms your festive party season is in full swing
Sleep is for the weak.
9 signs your office is so ready for the Christmas holidays
It’s like the last day of school all over again!
Ryanair shock the people of Ireland with act of Christmas generosity
MIchael O’Leary is getting into the Christmas spirit!
Column: Heartbreak, misery and cloying sentimentality – the ingredients of any good Christmas song
We spend an entire month gearing ourselves up to the best day of the year with songs that document heartbreak, war, loneliness and The Wombles. Have we all gone mad?
All of your favourite Christmas movies, squeezed into two minutes
For your daily dose of festive cheer, on the run.
5 sporting events you could attend over the Christmas period
Whether you want to be active or a simply spectate, we’ve picked out some of the best ways to spend your few days off.
Ferguson sets United New Year’s Day goal
The Scot believes Sunday’s trip to Swansea is pivotal ahead of a busy Christmas schedule.
Councillor urges people to check on elderly neighbours after death of man in Dublin
The elderly man, who had been dead for several days, was found in his home in Ballyfermot this morning.
Drunken robins, oysters and sailors: 24 cards of Christmas past
Some of these cards collected by the National Library are over a century old – but show that even the Victorians could be gaudy and bawdy in their festive celebrations.'s sporting Advent calendar, day 21
Today’s clip celebrates sports which may not be mainstream, but they are pretty sweet to watch.
The 12 burning questions* of Xmas: Real tree or fake?
This and every festive day until New Year’s Eve, let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)'s sporting Advent calendar, day 20… Supporting the wearing of cheesy Christmas accessories at a sports ground near you.
11 gifts to get the sports fan in your life… 10 of which we recommend
Still unsure what to get them? Check out our guide to buying the perfect present. Batteries not included.
AA warns: don't broadcast your festive holiday plans online
Don’t tweet or Facebook that you’ll be out of your home during the festive season, the AA has warned – because you never know who might be reading.
RTÉ lines up Christmas specials of... Mrs Brown's Boys, Wagon's Den and Jedward
Lots to entertain you from the national broadcaster over the festive season including Jedward making dreams come true and drama as ever in Fair City…
15 perfect Christmas gifts for the sports fan in your life
We’ve made a list and we’ve checked it twice. Here’s what we’ve come up with…