Fry backs 'conscience clause' petition
Published: Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Comedian, presenter and writer Stephen Fry has taken to Twitter to speak out against a bid to introduce a conscience clause to existing equality legislation in Northern Ireland.
Gay bull Benjy in new home for Christmas
Published: Sunday, 14 December 2014
Benjy the gay Irish bull has arrived at his new home at an animal sanctuary in time for Christmas.
McIlroy 'bigger than sponsor brands'
Published: Thursday, 11 December 2014
Rory McIlroy's stellar form on the golf course this year has seen his online popularity surpass three of the biggest global brands who sponsor him, a study has shown.
Firefighters plea over 'ghoulish' photos
Published: Thursday, 20 November 2014
Firefighters in Waterford City have spoken out about their shock at seeing how many people tried to use their mobile phones to film the aftermath of a fatal crash in which a toddler was killed.
Simpsons co-creator saves gay bull
Published: Tuesday, 18 November 2014
The Simpsons co-creator, Sam Simon has donated £5,000 to save Benjy the Irish bull facing slaughter for being gay.
Eva Longoria enjoys tasty treats in Dublin
Published: Tuesday, 04 November 2014
US actress Eva Longoria arrived in Dublin this week to attend tech festival Web Summit 2014, but managed to find time to enjoy some tasty treats in the Irish capital.
Radcliffe is a rap wizard
Published: Friday, 31 October 2014
Daniel Radcliffe wowed the audience with his magical rapping skills on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Williams 'entertains' wife in labour
Published: Monday, 27 October 2014
Robbie Williams has been 'helping' his wife Ayda Field through her labour pains by providing some entertainment as he live blogs the birth of their new baby.
Queen joins Twitter with first tweet
Published: Friday, 24 October 2014
Queen Elizabeth has joined Twitter by sending her first ever personal tweet from the Science Museum in London.
'Mr Obama, don't touch my girlfriend'
Published: Thursday, 23 October 2014
US President Barack Obama took being warned not to touch a Chicago voter's girlfriend in his stride - cheekily stealing a kiss on the cheek in front of the cameras just to make his 'rival' jealous.
Stunt cyclist scales dizzying heights
Published: Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Extreme cyclist Danny MacAskill has wowed over 18 million people with a video showing his skills on a death-defying ride along the rugged landscape of his native Isle of Skye.
Man stuck in Waterstones tweets for help
Published: Friday, 17 October 2014
An American tourist caught Twitter's attention when he found himself locked in a Waterstones book shop in London and tweeted for help.
Twitter trolls target Rory over football
Published: Thursday, 16 October 2014
Twitter trolls have targeted the world's number one golfer Rory McIlroy after he expressed his support for the Northern Ireland football team, following their big win over Greece.
Familiar faces back QUB for Movember
Published: Tuesday, 14 October 2014
With Movember not too far off, Queen's University Belfast has enlisted some familiar faces to help launch its campaign for this year - from Eamonn Holmes and UTV's own Paul Clark to Duke Special and the deputy First Minister.
Trump 'may sue' over Fred West tweet
Published: Monday, 29 September 2014
Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has said he "may sue" after he responded to a Twitter request to retweet a picture - without realising it was a photo of serial killers Fred and Rose West.
Twitter troll jailed over 'rape tweets'
Published: Monday, 29 September 2014
A 33-year-old man has been jailed for posting and retweeting abusive Twitter messages threatening to rape a Labour MP.
Irish students trash American property
Published: Monday, 22 September 2014
A group of Irish students have hit the headlines after an American landlord posted videos of the destruction caused to their rental property in San Francisco.
Queen 'not a fan of selfies'
Published: Tuesday, 02 September 2014
The social media phenomenon of taking a 'selfie' may be all the rage nowadays but one person the craze has not won any favours with is Queen Elizabeth.
Twitter supports NI Bake Off star
Published: Thursday, 28 August 2014
Twitter users have thrown their support behind Northern Ireland's Iain Watters after he was eliminated from The Great British Bake Off following an unfortunate dessert incident on Wednesday night.
Ice needed after bucket challenge fail
Published: Tuesday, 26 August 2014
A girl from Drogheda was almost knocked out cold after her ice bucket challenge went painfully wrong.
George Bush 'iced' after Rory challenge
Published: Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Former US president George W Bush has been drenched with icy water by his wife Laura, after a nomination by Co Down golfer Rory McIlroy to take part in the charity craze sweeping the internet.
Rory and Tiger tackle the ice bucket
Published: Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy and US star Tiger Woods are among the latest famous faces lining up to take on the ice bucket challenge in aid of charity.
McIlroy hits back at Poulter over suit
Published: Monday, 18 August 2014
Twitter banter ensued after Ian Poulter made some observations about the suit Rory McIlroy wore at Old Trafford over the weekend.
'A-Team' hunt for lost wedding speech
Published: Tuesday, 05 August 2014
The guests were gathered, the bride and groom were waiting, and then the two men sharing 'best man' duties lost their speech - it could have been disastrous, but not when your stash of secret weapons includes a tank. That's just a recipe for a viral wedding video ...
Thrones 'princess for hire' goes viral
Published: Tuesday, 05 August 2014
A Vine video featuring Co Down actress Aimee Richardson touting herself as a "princess for hire" after her role in the hit series Game of Thrones was recast has gone viral.
Fresh concerns over 'car park sex image'
Published: Thursday, 17 July 2014
Fresh concerns have been raised about the risks young people are taking and the impact when images circulate online, after a photo emerged of two couples having sex outside Belfast nightclub El Divino.
MP sorry for Downing St 'catwalk' tweet
Published: Thursday, 17 July 2014
A Labour MP has come under fire on Twitter for backing the Daily Mail's approach to covering the cabinet reshuffle, after the newspaper focused on what female ministers wore to visit Number 10.
PSNI hit back over halted quarry 'rave'
Published: Wednesday, 02 July 2014
Police in Newry have hit back at those criticising them on social media for putting a stop to an illegal rave on the edge of a quarry.
Chile striker gets crossbar shot tattoo
Published: Tuesday, 01 July 2014
Missing a shot that could have won your team World Cup progression at the expense of hosts Brazil would surely be something most footballers would want to forget, but not Chile's Mauricio Pinilla.
Suárez apologises to Italy's Chiellini
Published: Monday, 30 June 2014
Uruguay and Liverpool footballer Luis Suárez has finally apologised to Italy's Giorgio Chiellini over the bite incident which saw him banned from all football for four months.
USA coach signs World Cup fans off work
Published: Thursday, 26 June 2014
Team USA are taking their World Cup campaign particularly seriously, with head coach Jürgen Klinsmann even providing signed "get out of work" notes to fans.
Primark shopper finds 'jail SOS note'
Published: Wednesday, 25 June 2014
A note alleging to be an SOS message from a prisoner in China making clothes for export under slave labour conditions is said to have been found in a pair of trousers bought in a Primark store in Belfast.
NI teen takes 'selfie' with the Queen
Published: Wednesday, 25 June 2014
The 'selfie' craze may now have the Royal seal of approval after a daring teenager managed to take a snap of himself with none other than Queen Elizabeth during her visit to Belfast.
Shocking NI road safety ad goes viral
Published: Monday, 23 June 2014
A road safety advert featuring a classroom of children, which viewers are advised contains graphic scenes and is aired on TV after the 9pm watershed, has been viewed online more than 1 million times.
Man bailed after Brands Hatch drive
Published: Tuesday, 17 June 2014
A man who was arrested after driving his girlfriend's Volkswagen Polo around the Brands Hatch circuit in Kent during a race has been released on police bail.

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