The meltdown is reaching even to the stars, as this stark example shows. And it didn't start in 2012, it was already underway before the end of the year when the above shot was taken at Killester RC Church. This is what it looked like in 2009 before the accident.
But the good news is that it has not yet reached nearby Raheny, as that RC Church (below) will testify.
I suppose we won't know the full story until this time next year when we see if these stars appear at all for the holy season and if there is enough energy left to light them.