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A 10-year-old girl whose viral video about the loss of her father  touched the hearts of many last August will reach out to other children who have lost a parent to suicide this Christmas.

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Brave Leinster seal it at the death

Leinster 21 Connacht 11
Zane Kirchner’s opportunist 78th-minute try sealed a deserved Guinness Pro12 derby victory for Leinster over Connacht on a cold, windy night at the RDS.

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An old school bus is illuminated with Christmas lights on the Dungiven Road in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

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With political parties in transition, something will come out of ‘left’ field in 2015

CHRISTMAS is traditionally when we reflect on the past 12 months and speculate about the future. What feels different about the 2014 political review/scene setter is that there is so much happening that it is difficult to make a prediction of any accuracy about next year.

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Features

Why I can’t take another Irish Christmasby Liz O’Neill

Fashion & Beauty

Tried and tested: mascara

Food & Drink

Champagne for Christmas

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

Travel

Munich: Where you're guaranteed bier und good timesBy Jonathan deBurca Butler

Arts, Books, Films & TV

Art lovers select their favourite Crawford Gallery pieceby Alan O’Riordan

Outdoors

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