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A man in his late 50s is being questioned by Gardaí in connection with the stabbing of a woman at a house in Co Cavan.

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The Denver City/County building is illuminated by the traditional holiday light display, in Denver. The holiday lights will burn each evening through New Year's Eve and then resume for the annual run of the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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Let us open our doors and our hearts this Christmas

There is a saying that Christmas brings out the best in us. Warmth, hospitality, humour, welcome, solidarity, generosity, concern for others, conviviality, sociability — these are all Christmas virtues and Irish virtues.

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We need to remember that Christmas is the season for giving

LAST weekend, I came back on the train from Wexford, laden with my mother’s Christmas pudding. 

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Terror court to try Saudi women drivers

Two Saudi women detained for nearly a month for defying a ban on females driving have been referred to a court for terrorism cases, according to people close to the defendants.

Features

Sobering thoughts: How to stay off the booze at ChristmasBy Suzanne Harrington

Fashion & Beauty

Is aiming toys and clothes at specific genders harmless?By Louise O’Neill

Food & Drink

Christmas deserts for the kidsBy Darina Allen

Health & Life

Irish couples most likely to fall out on Christmas morningNick Bramhill

Home & Interiors

ESB art collection sale dominated by affordable Irish landscapesBy Des O’Sullivan

Travel

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

Arts, Books, Films & TV

Big Eyes wide open for Tim Burton’s tale of Margaret Keane

Outdoors

Female minds outperform those of males ... among garden birds at least.Richard Collins