How they're spending Christmas abroad
Left to right are Daniel McQuaid, Liam Costello, Neil McAdam and Ryan McAdam, living it up in Sydney, Australia, on Christmas Day.
Sarah Walsh and Charles Dowd with William Walsh-Dowd (11), Jonathan Walsh-Dowd (9) and Grace Walsh-Dowd (6). Charles's company moved the family to Menlo Park, California for a two-year relocation in June 2012.
Ruairi McDermott, photographed in Egypt.
Daniel and Celine McDonald in Perth, Western Australia.
Rebecca Bird and Michael Connolly from Sligo spend their first Christmas away from home in Perth, Australia.
Paige, Alex and Jake Murphy, originally from Ballymurphy, Co Carlow and now living in Adelaide, Australia.
Danny Conneely and Aisling Smith moved to Sydney this month. "We'll miss Ireland this Christmas but it'll always be waiting for us!"
Ciaran Lowney and son Sean at Mairangi Bay, Auckland, New Zealand.
Members of the Shields family spend Christmas in Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia.
Michelle McCormack and boyfriend Aaron Rossiter from Dublin. "This was our first Christmas away from home and in the sun... Still hard to beat an Irish Christmas and the mighty craic."
Dereck Kerrigan from Mullingar, Co Westmeath at Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia.
Joan and Ross McCarthy spend their first Christmas as husband and wife in Melbourne, Australia.
Left to right, Luke (8), Joshua (11) and Alanna Roe (4) live in Perth, Western Australia. From Navan, Co Meath, they have been in Perth for almost four months.
Jonny McCormick, Jack Wagner, Sinead Keane, Davy Gough, Danny Somers, Dom Baron, Ruairi Magee, Jimmy Duignan, Ellen Sheils and Keith Drennan, all on the beach in Perth, Autralia.
On St Kilda Beach in Melbourne, Australia are Richie Clarke, Sarah MacClancy, Paddy Greene and Vincent Heeney.
Derek Dolan and Rachel Sandford - can you guess where they are?
Eabha McGarry (2) in her nursery nativity play in Bristol. This is the McGarry family's first Christmas abroad.
Avia and Fergal Costello, originally from Galway, spending their first Christmas away from home in Vancouver.
Margaret Joyce spending Christmas in Sanur, Bali with her husband Eamonn McMahon. The couple have lived in Singapore since last year when Eamon took up an architectural job. "While we miss everyone and the whole atmosphere of Christmas at home here is idyllic too; gorgeous clean water to swim in and excellent food and accommodation. There are loads of very old ornate Hindu temples and rice fields to see too which means there is something to do when one tires of the beach."
Collette Devlin (far right), originally from Co Derry, with colleagues in The Southland Times newspaper office in Invercargill, New Zealand on Christmas Day. Also pictured (from left): Nicole Gourley, Louise Berwick, Evan Harding, Neil Ratley and Jim Dixion
Liz O'Connor and Chris Pender (from Cobh, Co Cork) with their staff at O'Connors Fish & Chips, Brisbane
Rachel Healy from Dundalk with her fiancé Simon Doran from Dublin, who have been living in Vancouver for nearly five years