This year's Christmas Shoebox Appeal has received an overwhelming response so far, with trucks and containers jam-packed with shoeboxes set to make their way to needy children in Africa and Eastern Europe.
We might be known as a nation all too fond of drink and in recent years it couldn't be more true with the emergence of coffee culture. There have never been as many coffee shops, cafes and houses in Ireland, and new ones seem to open every week. We are spoilt for choice.
St. Raphaela's School in Stillorgan has just been announced as the winners of a national competition to claim a class trip of 20 students and 2 teachers for one full week on the Camino de Santiago.