Not everyone is lucky enough to be at home enjoying Christmas Day. Some children spent Christmas in Crumlin Hospital having treatment.
Ryan Tubridy went to visit some of these children in hospital before Christmas to have a chat and also to create awareness for the Crumlin Medical Research Foundation who help provide funding for the critical care given to over 120,000 sick children in Crumlin Hospital ever year.
According to CMRF, one in 100 children in Ireland are born with a structural heart defect, and one in 19 people in Ireland carry the Cystic Fibrosis gene.
With so many children battling with childhood illness and disease day in day out, hundreds of Irish children spent Christmas in hospital
RTÉ's second series of Celebrity Operation Transformation returns to your screens this September.
Award winning Chef, Broadcaster and Columnist Gary O'Hanlon from Viewmount House will be one of the leaders.
Gary is 39-years-old and weighs 15st. He spends all his time in the kitchen but despite this, he could go an entire day without eating a proper meal. Instead, he finds himself snacking on fizzy drinks and jellies. While Gary used to be an active gym member, working on his feet has left him with joint and back pain.
Gary hopes to re-discover his love for sport and exercise.
Kathryn Thomas recently launched the annual "Happy Heart" Appeal in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation.
The appeal which took place nationwide on the 12th May, has a target of €500,000 to ensure that The Irish Heart Foundation can continue to provide vital funds so that continuous CPR training is given to every community in Ireland to help save lives from sudden cardiac arrest.
This year’ campaign features a newly designed pin created by contemporary Irish designer, Orla Kiely.