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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# lights

All time
# Crosshaven Walk
Vandals drill through 88 solar-powered lights in Co Cork
The lights cost over €4,500 to install last month.
# big spenders
These are the counties that have spent the most - and least - on Christmas decorations
New data show how much local councils earmarked for festive trimmings for the last three years.
# new year's eve
PICTURES: Dublin was lit up last night as the city rang in the New Year
Large crowds turned out at Custom House Quay for the countdown concert and to get a good view of the Liffey Lights Midnight Moment.
# youth
'It had a bit of everything' - Lights, lessons and another Leinster win
Scrum-half Nick McCarthy was man of the match on his first start for Leinster last night.
# Limerick
Young boy who survived six-storey fall from hotel balcony turns on Limerick Christmas lights
“I’m not sure we can possibly have a better Christmas than this,” the Shanahan family have said.
# No expense spared
Fine Gael is charging charities for pretty much everything at its Ard Fheis
The party insists it makes no profit for providing exhibition space and stands for organisations at its gathering in Citywest.
# super festive
Australian Christmas tree sets world record for boasting over 500,000 lights
The record was set by Canberra lawyer David Richards.
# frugal times
Lights on Ireland's motorways are being turned off to save money
“Are we trying to save a few quid? That’s absolutely correct.”
# festive fail
Pound shop sells crap Christmas decorations, then tells everyone about it
Bless all the tiny angles.
# Dilemma
The Burning Question: Do you put the lights or decorations on the Christmas tree first?
Let us distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)
# got a light bud
Christmas comes early: Elmo will be turning on the Grafton Street lights this week
No, not that Elmo.
# fixed penalties
Automated cameras to catch drivers running red lights at Luas lines
The system has been trialled over the past couple of years.
# Light up
You will not believe how much Harrods' new chandelier cost
It’s an art installation, y’see.
# Christmas Lights
How big do you think this Artane ESB bill is?
You don’t even have your tree up yet, do you?
# Light up
12 distinctly Irish Christmas decoration methods
Straight from your mammy’s house to yours.
# counting down
So what's happening in CORK in the run-up to Christmas?
We’re taking a look at all the shopping, entertainment, and (of course) parking arrangements in Ireland’s cities over the next few weekends. Here’s what’s happening on the banks of the Lee…
# alpha papa christmas
Norwich has Alan Partridge themed Christmas lights this year
‘AHAAAA’ we hear you say.
# Your Say
Poll: When should the Christmas decorations go up?
What happens in your household? What’s the correct thing to do?
# Aurora Borealis
Pic: The Northern Lights captured in Donegal
The photo was captured at Dunree Head on Monday morning.
# Christmas
Pic: Our favourite personalised Christmas decoration
You might cry. We certainly did.
# greetings
These South Korean Christmas lights are considered "psychological warfare"
The Presbyterian church in Seoul is being decked out in lights from today – a display which North Korea sees essentially as a rude gesture at Pyongyang.
# Let there be light
Pictures: Six of the brightest houses in Ireland
And we mean bright.
# All of the Lights
VIDEO: Fan syncs Christmas lights to commentary of college basketball upset
Take a bow, unidentified fan. Take a bow.
# Christmas Lights
Christmas lights switched on in Cork and Limerick
Joanne O’Riordan (pictured with Santa) was there to do the honours in Cork, while Dustin the Turkey showed up to switch on the lights in Limerick last night.
# Cameos
The Magnificent Seven: Sports stars on screen
Some people just do not know when they should stick to the day job.
# Earth Hour
World landmarks dimmed for Earth Hour
Hundreds of world landmarks from Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate to the Great Wall of China went dark Saturday, as part of a global effort to highlight climate change.
# Christmassy
In pictures: Christmas tree lights turned on at Leinster House
It’s December so things are officially allowed to get Christmassy – so here’s a slideshow of politicians having some fun and turning on the Christmas lights at Leinster House this afternoon.