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Charlie Bird: ‘We must live every Christmas like it’s our last’

As the year draws to a close, it is often a time for reflection. Here Irish people from different walks of life share their words of wisdom for the festive season

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Charlie Bird. Photo: Owen Breslin

Charlie Bird. Photo: Owen Breslin

Fr Peter McVerry. Photo: Damien Eagers

Fr Peter McVerry. Photo: Damien Eagers

Paddy Smyth. Photo: Peter Powell/PA Wire

Paddy Smyth. Photo: Peter Powell/PA Wire

Politician Hazel Chu. Photo: Kyle Tunney

Politician Hazel Chu. Photo: Kyle Tunney

Eileen Flynn. Photo: Lorcan Doherty Photography

Eileen Flynn. Photo: Lorcan Doherty Photography

Luke O'Neill. Photo: Ruth Medjber

Luke O'Neill. Photo: Ruth Medjber

Manchán Magan

Manchán Magan

Sister Stan. Photo: Ronan Lang/Feature File

Sister Stan. Photo: Ronan Lang/Feature File

Flossie Donnelly. Photo: Justin Farrelly

Flossie Donnelly. Photo: Justin Farrelly

Jan Brierton

Jan Brierton

Mary Lelo Thebe

Mary Lelo Thebe

Katie Hearty

Katie Hearty

Mike Kavanagh. Photo: Mike Shaughnessy

Mike Kavanagh. Photo: Mike Shaughnessy

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Charlie Bird. Photo: Owen Breslin

Journalist Charlie Bird

My Christmas this year is different from every other because I now come from a position of not knowing if I’m going to be alive next Christmas. We never know the moment or the time, so we must live every Christmas like it’s our last.


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