It is that time of year when tens of thousands of emigrants flock back to the old country into the loving arms of those left behind.

From all over the world they fly in for Christmas and the holidays making for some very emotional scenes as long-parted families meet up again

Today FM captured the scene at Dublin Airport as the excited families waited for their loved ones to return.

All too soon they will be heading back to the four corners of the earth, but for a blessed few days families and loved ones are reunited and new babies, old friends, darling couples turn up for the holiday of a lifetime.

Have a cool yule y’all!