After more than five years of Dickensian-like doom and gloom, companies want to celebrate the end(...)

 Santa Claus waves to the crowd from his flying sleigh. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

TimeNorad has been following St Nicholas’s annual pilgrimage from the North Pole for more than 50 years(...)

Tara Moore: ‘Recognising the whole of Christmas offers fascinating insights into culture and identity.’

(...) dismantled either out of structural concern, or, as is more widely believed, as part of thawing of tensions(...)

Hundreds of people on Grafton Street in Dublin took time off last-minute Christmas shopping to watch this year’s RTÉ Radio 1 Liveline Christmas Special programme, which was broadcast live from outside the Bailey on Duke Street this morning.

(...)’Keeffe, from Co Kildare, said it was usually more crowded. “People make it a point to be here for the show(...)

The three judge High Court, comprising the President of the High Court, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, Ms Justice Marie Baker and Ms Justice Caroline Costello has heard final legal arguments and will rule on he matter on Friday, St Stephens’ Day. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

(...) allowing the somatic treatment be stopped, it was submitted. The right to life incorporates more than the(...)

Soldiers of the 5th London Rifle Brigade with German Saxon regimental troops at Ploegsteert Wood during the Christmas Truce in 1914. Photograph:  Popperfoto/Getty Images

(...)’ heads to avoid casualties. A truce , maybe or was it more than that, could it not also have been a(...)

A homeless man sleeping near the Dáil at the doorway on Molesworth Street where John Corrie was found dead. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

(...) was a safe and appropriate bed available to them? You did not attempt to answer the other, more(...)

Zamperini late in Unbroken emerges as a discrete episode with no larger significance. More seriously still(...)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement on Tuesday it was “critical that we continue to promote universal participation in the (treaty), by encouraging all states, particularly major arms exporters and importers, to join”. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

(...) law or organized crime. Supporters say the treaty’s implementation will make it much more difficult(...)

Literary society: James Joyce with Sylvia Beach of Shakespeare & Co, who first published Ulysses (far right), and her fellow publisher and writer Adrienne Monnier. Photograph: Gisele Freund/Time & Life pictures/Getty Images

(...) the universal.” Implied in this was something much more radical than a parochial defiance of the great(...)