'Frostbit boy' immortalised in tattoo
Published: Thursday, 22 January 2015
Ruairí McSorley, the young man who shot to fame over his comments on UTV on the dangers of getting 'frostbit', has been immortalised in a tattoo inked at a studio in Bangor, Co Down.
Rihanna wins image battle with Topshop
Published: Thursday, 22 January 2015
Rihanna has won her legal battle against Topshop, resulting in the upholding of a ban on the selling without her permission of t-shirts bearing a photo of the singer taken while in Northern Ireland.
'Frostbit' clip proves internet hit
Published: Wednesday, 14 January 2015
You've seen the clip - and so have hundreds of thousands of people around the world - now see the whole interview as Ruairí McSorley talks to UTV about the wintry weather and the dangers of getting 'frostbit'.
Fox News expert says sorry to Birmingham
Published: Monday, 12 January 2015
An American news commentator billed as an "internationally recognised expert on terrorism and national security" has apologised to the UK city of Birmingham after being ridiculed on Twitter.
Crisp sandwich café to open in Belfast
Published: Saturday, 10 January 2015
A café that began as a spoof is set to become a reality as an eatery serving crisp sandwiches is to open its doors in Belfast on Monday.
Mascot steals rival fan's girlfriend
Published: Tuesday, 06 January 2015
More than one million people have been watching the moment the mascot for the Chicago Bulls basketball team appeared to steal the girlfriend of a grumpy Boston Celtics fans live on 'kiss cam'.
NI couples seek Barlow for greatest day
Published: Monday, 05 January 2015
Some couples from Northern Ireland are among those hoping to secure the services of none other than Take That frontman Gary Barlow to sing at their wedding.
US clothing firm defends 'IRA' brand
Published: Friday, 02 January 2015
A US firm, which provides safety clothing for skaters, has had to speak out about its choice of name after coming in for criticism on Twitter over the 'IRA Apparel' brand and subsequent hashtag #IRA.
PSNI tweet their New Year beat
Published: Thursday, 01 January 2015
PSNI officers have had a busy start to the year, as they patrolled the streets during New Year's Eve celebrations - and shared some cautionary tales on Twitter.
Stars lose out in Instagram crackdown
Published: Friday, 19 December 2014
Stars including Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian and Rihanna have lost millions of followers on Instagram.com after bosses of the social networking website launched a crackdown on fake accounts.
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.

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