Christmas

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Tracey Kennedy: the only people who are surprised by the fantastic performance of women are men. Photograph: INPHO/Oisin Keniry

Women should not be afraid to put themselves forward for officer positions in the GAA as having more would ensure the association is truly a community(...)

Marcus O’Laoire’s ultimate year-round Christmas sandwich with an added layer of leftover dauphinois potatoes

For all the reverence Christmas dinner receives, it’s the food of Christmas night and St Stephen’s Day – the leftovers and, more specifically, the Chr(...)

‘All I knew was it was up the chimney and Santa would get it.’ Yvonne Foley said. photograph: iStock

A 1960 letter to Santa found more than 30 years later behind a chimney in Cork is finally set to be reunited with the person who wrote it. A chain of(...)

Everyone can graze on this St Stephen’s Day breakfast-cum-brunch spread in their own time.

Chances are St Stephen’s Day will be a quiet one this year. A day for a family walk perhaps or maybe just for staying cosy in your pyjamas and curling(...)

Each Christmas we divert scarce resources of energy, raw materials, skill and time to producing unwanted gifts that will end up as fodder for landfill. It’s no joke. Photograph: iStock

Perhaps there is no wrong way to exchange Christmas gifts, but a hurried rendezvous just off the motorway outside London must come close. My sister wa(...)

Christmas ice-cream cake. Photograph: Harry Weir

The countdown to cooking and serving Christmas lunch or dinner is well and truly under way now. For most of us, that means there will be a bird of som(...)

Marks & Spencer has introduced a Book & Shop service allowing customers to book a timed slot and avoid queuing to enter stores.

This weekend, an army of shoppers will mobilise, descending on stores across the country to begin “the big Christmas food shop”. Lengthy queues can be(...)

Sinead Gunnigle table setting. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

Let me entertain you… Three Irish interior and design doyens, let us in on their secrets for creating unique Christmas tablescapes, and impart their (...)

Herb butter stuffed turkey crown, with legs cooked separately with pork, apricot and bacon stuffing. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some would say it’s the best bit of Christmas dinner – the deeply savoury, buttery, sage and parsley flecked bread stuffing. There is never enough of (...)

Maura Dore is happiest with a hot chocolate and a lit fire.

When do festivities usually kick off in your household? I’ve already started Christmas shopping but they usually kick off properly once Christmas FM (...)

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