Remembering my mother at ChristmasLives lived abroad garner subtle differences. Perceptions are altered. We who leave never forget our roots but we soon see things differently. Emigration instils a sense of independence and family bonds are shaken loose and set adrift with the passage of time, writes Philip Lynch.
- December 27, 2012, 08:00
Have your say: How has Christmas been for you in Ireland?Did you travel back to Ireland this year to spend Christmas with friends and family here? If so, we want to know what you've been enjoying most, and what your impressions of the country have been. Have things changed since your last visit?
- December 26, 2012, 09:00
A Polish-Irish ChristmasWhen I step outside today, it will be into two feet of snow. Sleighs are a better form of transport for kids than strollers. No high-tech gadgets at Christmas can beat the joy of throwing snowballs and making a 'bałwan' with your kid, writes Damien Moran.
- December 24, 2012, 10:58
Christmas with new friends in WhistlerI came to Canada for a better way of life, where happiness is measured by how many days you go up the mountain in winter or how many days you spend in the bike park in summer, writes Ercus Long
- December 23, 2012, 16:24
Being away has made me change the way I see IrelandBeing away from home at Christmas gives me time to reflect on what I've learned in the last year while teaching in Korea, writes Andrew Sweeney
- December 22, 2012, 11:52
The time of year when home seems very far awayCIARA KENNY found out how the Irish abroad will spend Christmas this year
- December 21, 2012, 08:37
No call for turkey heroics Down UnderChristmas in Australia is centred around barbecues, surfing, cricket and yacht races, but memories of my Irish Christmases are never far from my mind, writes Philip Lynch
- December 19, 2012, 09:45
Home for holidays: emigrants welcomed home for ChristmasVIDEO: The Irish Times visited Dublin Airport today to speak to groups of families and friends as they welcome their loved ones home for Christmas.
- December 18, 2012, 18:30