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You’ll be terrified by these four-word Christmas horror stories

Not the jolliest of lists. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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What do you think of Dunnes’ touch-screen gloves for 3-6 year olds?

In this cold burst of weather we’re having, hats, oversized scarfs and gloves are essential any time you step outside the house.

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This app will send coal to the person at the top of your naughty list

A fitting gift for someone you are not pleased with this year.

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TG Lurgan covered TLC’s No Scrubs as gaeilge

During the festive season, there’s nothing better than belting out those old-school classics on the dancefloor in your best attire. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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There’s one thing Mark Hamill didn’t like about the Skellig Michael

To celebrate the newest Star Wars film, The Last Jedi, Graham Norton hosted a very Star Wars themed line-up this week. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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There’s an Irish ballad group in the final of Germany’s Got Talent tonight

Tonight an all-male Irish ballad group will take to the stage as a finalist in Germany’s largest talent show, Das Supertalent. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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How to avoid the Christmas bulge: a survival guide

Drinking water, eating bananas and cutting out sugar-laden "health" drinks could help festive revellers swerve a Christmas hangover and avoid the bulge.

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Not everybody liked Ed Sheeran on last night’s Late Late Show

Last night, Ed Sheeran made an appearance on Ireland’s beloved chat show, The Late Late Show. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Tipperary tractor parade hoping to break world record with illuminating event

The Tractors of Carrick on Suir are returning for their festive parade for the fourth year in a row.

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And the winner of Ireland's Most Christmassy Home 2017 is …

We all have that one neighbour that goes over and beyond for Christmas - projections, inflatables, rotating lights, the lot!

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85-year-old man to wed best friend in Tipperary to avoid inheritance tax

Dublin-based best friends for almost 30 years, Michael and Matt plan to wed in order to avoid inheritance tax. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Everyone is very confused after ‘youthquake’ was named Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year

How many times did you use the word “youthquake” this year? This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Video: This is what a deep-fried mince pie looks like

No one ever said Christmas was a particularly healthy time of year.

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There’s a sinister army of partially melted snowmen terrifying people of Britain

Remember them in happier times. Seeing partially melted snowmen is just very sad. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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15 Christmas tree baubles that have absolutely nothing to do with Christmas

Trust us – they are everywhere. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Penneys just saved Christmas with this excuse generator

Every year without fail we get overly excited for the festive season and organise to meet all of those school friends home for the holidays.

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Santa gives the gift of happily ever after to this Dublin couple in Arnotts

Santa pulled out all in stops this week and added the gift of ‘happily ever after’ to his list of lego and paw patrol related gifts.

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This Cork pub is giving out free Christmas dinners for anyone spending the day alone

From airports arrivals to family get-togethers, Christmas can be described as a magical time of year for most families.

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Viewers aghast as BBC Breakfast shows sex toy in clip during Stormzy interview

The grime star’s interview was slightly overshadowed by a pretend appendage… This story is enriched with multi-media content

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15 ways to survive Christmas Day with unwelcome guests

Navigating your way through festive gatherings can be tricky. Claire Spreadbury reveals 15 expert tips to ensure you stay merry.

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8 very good doggos meeting Santa because puppers love Christmas too

Because dogs may be for life, but they’re also for Christmas. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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This news reporter took a snowball to the face right before going on air

Fox reporter Amy DuPont got a snowy surprise from her photographer.

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12 of 2017’s best memes

The only year in review you need. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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'It may not be up there with Wham!...': This Irish politician has released a Christmas song

He says "it ain't bad" for a first attempt, but we'll leave it up to you. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Stop everything and watch these zoo animals open their Christmas gifts

It may be a little early, but they deserve it.

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20c from every copy of the Irish Examiner sold this Saturday being donated to SVP

Earlier this month the Irish Examiner launched its Christmas Charity appeal in aid of St Vincent de Paul.

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These are some of the most wish-listed properties on Airbnb

Essentially these are the places we desperately want to stay in.

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11 Donald Trump-themed novelty Christmas presents you’ll either love or hate

There’s a whole lot of weird Trump stuff out there.

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This beautiful two-toned cat is getting ready for Christmas

The tortoiseshell animal has a face which is half black, half ginger.

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WATCH: Boy with ADHD overwhelmed by Santa crowds - so Santa comes to him

This eight-year-old boy has never got to enjoy visiting Santa at Christmas - until this year. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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This grumpy husky is really not here for Christmas

Is Anuko the grumpiest dog on Instagram?

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Liam Gallagher narrates Christmas story with an environmental moral

The singer urges people to consider climate change this Christmas.

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Inspired by new movie Mountain? Here's 5 glorious peaks you should see (or even climb) in your lifetime

Once only accessible to professional climbers and mountaineers, many of the world’s highest peaks can now be scaled by tourists.

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Here's how Sir David Attenborough made this six-year-old eco-warrior's day

A six-year-old has received a handwritten letter from Sir David Attenborough encouraging her in her quest to protect the world’s seas from harmful plastics.

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Roy Moore spokesman left speechless after learning politicians don’t have to swear on Bible

Ted Crockett was silent for so long the interviewer drew things to a close. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Check out this new Star Wars themed ad for the Wild Atlantic Way

Fáilte Ireland have revealed their latest advert to coincide with the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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’Here’s what’s on TV3 this Christmas

TV3 have launched their Christmas schedule, and there seems to be plenty of viewing for everyone in the family. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Even the hot weather won’t tempt Australians into eating Vegemite ice lollies

They sound like an acquired taste, that’s for sure. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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This lingerie campaign features cellulite and stretch marks – and women are loving it

The campaign encourages women to embrace their ‘flaws.’ This story is enriched with multi-media content

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These gingerbread house fails prove that biscuit-based architecture is harder than it looks

Let’s just say you wouldn’t want to live in any of these houses. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Could this be one of the world’s best dive sites? Visit Papua New Guinea’s Walindi Plantation Resort

Kimbe Bay was one of the last places conservationist Jacques Cousteau dived. Sarah Marshall explores below the surface.

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Watch: Toddler interrupts wrestling match to ’save’ his big sister

This video was a perfect instance of having your sisters back, but it was just the wrong time to act on it. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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'Monster' snake given marching orders after blocking Queensland road

Officers stumbled across the scrub python during a night patrol. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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This hilarious girl made a ‘wall of sorrow’ to encourage her dad to get a cat – and it worked

Peyton Grubisic’s entertaining creation has been shared tens of thousands of times online. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Could Peppa Pig be encouraging people to use healthcare services inappropriately?

Children’s cartoon character Peppa Pig has been blamed for contributing to patients’ unrealistic expectations of their GP. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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These fashion trends will be huge in 2018 according to Pinterest

By analysing data from 2017 Pinterest can predict the trends that are going to be big next year.

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Hipsters living in one English city could be on a nice little earner

A male grooming company is offering bearded men the chance to earn £30 an hour by offering up their luscious facial hair for others’ enjoyment.

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Twitter is about to make creating threads a lot easier

Still no sign of an edit button though, eh Twitter?

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Watch this stunning drone footage of snow covered Wicklow Mountains

Skycam Ireland have kindly shared these stunning wintry scenes at Glenmacnass Waterfall and the upper lake at the Vartry Reservoir in the Wicklow Mountains. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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This police force has its very own Elf On The Shelf and it’s all very cute

Peppermint is delivering public safety messages – with a hint of mischief. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Questions The Last Jedi needs to answer

There are some mysteries fans would like to see resolved.

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Graphic: 2018 promises to be a big year for the silver screen

Check out this list of some upcoming titles we’re all dying to buy tickets for.

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Latest: Mother of Keaton Jones addresses controversial images on her Facebook page

Latest: In an interview with CBS News, Ms Jones said that the posts were meant to be "ironic". This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Video: This is how to wrap up a Christmas bottle like a pro

You’ll thank us for this on December 24!

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Burger King has released a heart-rending anti-bullying campaign ad

Would you stand up for your burger if it was bullied? What about a kid? This story is enriched with multi-media content

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This discussion of the real meaning of Rick and Morty may be the greatest Twitter thread ever

It’s “that thing you get when you die and your body gets all stiff”, right? This story is enriched with multi-media content

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This is Ireland's ideal celebrity Christmas party guest

In a new survey, Irish people have revealed who they view as their ideal celebrity party guest, as well as who they would like to share a kiss with under the mistletoe.

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Stacey Solomon reveals her top parenting tips

The TV star reveals how she brings up her boys.

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Canine carol service taking place in Dublin today

A canine carol service is taking place today in Dublin.

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Test your general knowledge in our Monday quiz

Fancy giving your brain a workout?

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Here’s the novel way Cards Against Humanity has tried to tackle wealth inequality

The experiment marks Day Three in the card game’s quest to “save America”. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Some people in New York just committed a major faux-pas involving dog poo

Who knew dog poo could cause such excitement? This story is enriched with multi-media content

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These are the effects that drinking 12 cans of Diet Coke a day could have on Donald Trump’s health

It is an awful lot of soda to drink every day. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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WATCH: The directors of The Lego Movie are making an animated Spider-Man film

Sony has released a trailer for next year's animated Spider-Man movie and it might not be what you expected.

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#StandWithKeaton: Teenager gets celebrity support after sharing anti-bullying video

"What’s the point of it? Why do they find joy in taking innocent people and find a way to be mean to them? It’s not OK." This story is enriched with multi-media content

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These feminist Christmas carols are raising money for a UK charity

“Ovaries do not tie you to the oven”.

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Sky News host responds to criticism after tweeting 'some of you Irish need to get over yourselves'

A Sky News host who faced criticism after tweeting "some of you Irish need to get over yourselves" has responded on Irish radio. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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This duo make music using virtual reality and it’s pretty cool once you get your head round it

Could this be the start of a musical revolution? This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Fans of Keith Chegwin are remembering these famous Extras bloopers

Fans of Keith Chegwin are remembering his appearance on Ricky Gervais' TV show Extras. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Storm Ophelia was the day we watched the most Netflix

October 16, Storm Ophelia Day was the day we watched the most Netflix.

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All female comedy line-up to open Electric Picnic next summer

An all-female comedy line-up will open Electric Picnic next summer.

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This video of Thomas The Tank Engine performing remarkable stunts is epic

It’s “hypnotically calming”. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Spike Island finishes second only to Machu Picchu at World Travel Awards

Spike Island in Cork has finished second at the World Travel Awards 2017 in Vietnam, second only to Machu Picchu in the ‘World’s Leading Tourist Attraction’ category, writes Olivia Kelleher. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Over 300 pooches braved the snow in London to set the record for the most dogs in Christmas jumpers

Christmas jumpers aren’t just for humans.

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This tightrope walker’s journey across the Tiber River is pretty incredible

This definitely isn’t a challenge for the faint-hearted.

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'You Irish' trending on Twitter after Sky News presenter uses phrase to refer to Irish people

The hashtag 'You Irish' is trending on twitter this morning after a Sky News presenter used the phrase to refer to Irish people in a tweet. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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David Attenborough delivers a warning for the future in Blue Planet finale

David Attenborugh said we all have a responsibility to care for the planet. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Look at all these good dogs playing in the snow

The wholesome content you need on this cold day. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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There might be nothing more pure than this chihuahua wrapped in a hoodie singing along to U2

This is it. It doesn’t get better. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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'One minute he was there, the next he was vanished': Christmas short highlights touching tale of loss

Christmas is celebrated as a time to be merry, but for many, the holiday season can be a painful reminder of loved ones lost. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Heartbreaking footage shows the devastating effect climate change is having on polar bears

You’ve probably never seen a polar bear that looks like this before. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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'I'm not anti-Aer Lingus and I eat Tayto': Saoirse Ronan defends infamous SNL sketch

Saoirse Ronan has taken to the Late Late Show to defend the infamous Saturday Night Live Aer Lingus sketch. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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5 warning signs you’re in a toxic friendship

Breaking up isn’t just for romantic partners. Here’s how to recognise when it’s time to call quits on a bad friend.

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Fed-up guy makes genius flowchart so his family ‘can watch TV in 2017’

“I have not received any calls since the chart was posted.”

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Giphy reveals its most popular gifs of the year

A round-up of everything you’ve been using to react to political news this year.

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This 360 degree Skellig Michael video inspire you to follow in Luke Skywalker’s footsteps

Ahead of Star Wars:The Last Jedi coming to cinemas next week, Fáilte Ireland has shared a breathtaking video of Skellig Michael. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Irish emigrants’ most missed food revealed... and it’s not Tayto anymore

After four years, Tayto crisps have been replaced as the food missed most by Irish emigrants.

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Irish Quidditch Cup to take place in Dublin

Sporting witches and wizards from all over Ireland and beyond will travel to Dublin next month to participate in the first major Quidditch event in the country.

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The Crown and Peaky Blinders among new arrivals to Netflix this weekend

With a number of weather warnings in place, there’s no better time to enjoy a weekend at home watching some great shows. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Aldi's Kevin and Katie welcome baby carrots in new ad

From love at first sight on a luxurious sleeper train, to The Bodyguard and Titanic inspired adventures, Kevin and Katie have enjoyed a whirlwind romance this Christmas. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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This proposal following gay marriage legalisation in Australia is so formal it makes it even cuter

The Australian ambassador to France wasted no time at all. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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