More than 1,000 family members have been identified as being at imminent risk of homelessness in Dublin in the past six months, according to new figures.


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A baby orangutan plays with a Christmas costume at the zoo in Dvur Kralove nad Labem, 146 kilometers east of Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Christmas Day came early for some animals in the zoo, where the employees prepared presents for them filled with dried fruit, nuts, clothes or dishes. AP Photo



Gutsy Reds earn late reward

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Ultimately it was a point richly deserved for Liverpool, but unless Brendan Rodgers addresses the two salient themes of the campaign, their season is destined to end in mediocrity.


My mother was never lighthearted about Christmas. It was an enemy

ON the face of it, I’m all set for Christmas. But not really.


Enda’s not singing from same hymn sheet as us

HAS it come to this Enda — channelling your inner Bob Geldof to win back public favour?


Put your feet up with ten of the best books this ChristmasBy Richard Fitzpatrick

Fashion & Beauty

Expert advice on dealing with Christmas stressBy Helen O’Callaghan

Food & Drink

Christmas deserts for the kidsBy Darina Allen

Diet & Fitness

Look after your curves this Christmas with this simple workoutBy Amanda Khouv

Home & Interiors

Wish List: Some festive gift ideas to brighten any home


Hideaways for after Santa’s visit and before the new year resolutions kick inBy Tony Clayton-Lea

Arts, Books, Films & TV

Album review: D’Angelo and the Vanguard Black MessiahEd Power


Nature table: What do you know about mistletoe?By Dick Warner