Top dog Griffin gets diploma after helping student through university course

Griffin was handed a certificate for his efforts.

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Plucky pet wins national animal bravery award after being shot in the face

Two-year-old Dexter, a black cat, is on the way to making a full recovery following the injury.

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Special gift wrapping paper inside today’s Irish Examiner

After the festive party inevitably comes the waste.

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Surf legend Kelly Slater somehow got back on his board after falling mid-barrel

It was so amazing even he couldn’t believe he’d done it.

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This family’s unique Christmas cards perfectly sum up the chaos of parenting

Jonathan Stanley’s efforts are so realistic they’ve got his mum worried.

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Fortnite leads YouTube’s list of most watched gaming trailers

Some 48.6 million views of the game’s Season 5 trailer beat the likes of Fallout 76 and Red Dead Redemption 2.

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Check out this unique Christmas light show projected on to a plane

Possibly the most festive thing to happen at an airport since that scene in Love Actually.

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Christmas back on the menu for Hull’s homeless after hotel cancellation row

The Raise The Roof Homeless Project said the DoubleTree by Hilton has offered rooms and a Christmas dinner free of charge.

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Quiz: Can you fill in the lyrics for these Christmas songs?

Chances are they will be stuck in your head for the rest of the day…

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Woman, 84, rejects bingo in retirement to graduate from university

Janet Fein will graduate this week with a bachelor’s degree in sociology.

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Watch Miss Universe 2018’s parents react to their daughter’s win

An audience member caught Catriona Gray’s mother and father on camera.

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Cork woman pays tribute to brother who gave her a kidney

A Cork woman has paid tribute to her brother after he risked his own life in a selfless act of brotherly love.

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Santa shares his memories of extreme Christmas Eve weather in Ireland

With weather warnings and storms making headlines in recent days, Santa Claus has written to the children of Ireland to reassure them that he will be able to make ...

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These were the 10 most-viewed ads on YouTube this year

A star-studded Amazon advert was top of the charts, with Nike’s controversial campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick also featured.

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Banksy offers sculpture as raffle prize to help refugees

The mysterious artist has donated one of his works for charity.

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Dublin named most magical city at Christmas

From the Christmas lights on Grafton Street to the carol singers around each corner, Irish people have named Dublin the most magical city at this time of year.

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Mother gives birth at roadside in Scotland after pothole causes water to break

Aimee Young was travelling to Ninewells Hospital with her mother and aunt when they were forced to pull over.

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This Chicago Bears player proposed after his side clinched the NFC North title

‘It’s easily up there as one of the best days of my life, easily,’ said Charles Leno Jr.

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Ireland's favourite Christmas driving song is revealed and it's not surprising

With just over a week left until Christmas Day, many people are planning their drive home to spend the festive season with friends and family.

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Saturday Night Live satirises Theresa May’s week after confidence vote

Matt Damon played the role of former prime minister David Cameron in the comedy sketch.

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In Video: Storm Deirdre forces planes to abort landings at Manchester Airport

Storm Deidre brought challenging conditions.

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These two squirrels battling to reach the top of the tree is an extreme sport

Round after round of high-octane sporting action.

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Dachshund through the snow: Seasonal sausage dogs in festive frolics

A horde of around 500 sausage dogs in outfits including Father Christmas jackets, festive jumpers and tinsel have got together.

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Pitbull covered Toto’s classic song Africa and the internet has opinions

The rapper’s version of the classic 1980s rock ballad appears on the soundtrack for new Marvel movie Aquaman.

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Stunning timelapse footage shows Geminid meteor shower lighting up sky

We may get to see a similar spectacle on Friday night.

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Nursing home residents share their stories and offer life advice in new book

Over 80 nursing home residents - including five centenarians - have contributed to a Christmas book of Irish life past and present.

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Child appears to teleport during BBC interview

It's not the first time a child in the background of a new broadcast stole the spotlight.

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Irish grandparents share heartwarming stories about ‘Christmas in their day’

Grab the tissues folks, it’s one to remember.

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British man whose fiancee lost engagement ring in NYC pops question on US TV

John Drennan and Daniella Anthony were at the centre of a huge online appeal.

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Everyone’s roasting a ‘strangely proportioned’ toy dinosaur and it’s hilarious

He was won at a bowling alley, and has provided much mirth for the people of Twitter.

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‘Raining money’ on motorway causes accidents as drivers scramble for cash

Commuters in New Jersey captured the scene on video after an armoured vehicle appeared to spray notes across the road.

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Ireland's most Christmassy home has been revealed

Anthony Doyle from Arklow in County Wicklow has won Energia’s 'Ireland’s Most Christmassy Home 2018'.

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YouTube Rewind 2018 becomes site’s most disliked video

The annual recap video has now surpassed Justin Bieber’s Baby for the number of dislikes on a post.

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Eight Irish restaurant dishes make Deliveroo's global 100

Deliveroo has revealed the top 100 dishes ordered around the world this year and eight Irish restaurants are featured.

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Chairman of Liam Miller Tribute match named Cork Person of the Month

The December Cork Person of the Month is Michael O’Flynn to mark his leading role in raising €1.5m for Liam Miller’s family and other causes, both ...

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Woman whose baby was stillborn asks ad-targeting firms: You knew I was pregnant; how did you not know my baby died?

Washington Post video editor Gillian Brockell lost her baby boy during pregnancy last month.

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Hi-tech robot at Russian show turns out to be man in costume

You can buy one yourself if you have £3,000 to spare.

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Remember these weird facts from Twitter users to impress your friends

From planets and authors to disco and cougars, this Twitter conversation served up trivia for any occasion.

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Cork pub is charging just seven cents for a pint his Tuesday

Fancy getting a round in and getting change from 50 cent?

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Cork woman absolutely nails I'm a Celeb impressions in hilarious video

It's only been a few days but we're already suffering withdrawal from I'm a Celebrity.

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RSPCA officer slides cat out from tumble dryer vent using lolly stick and butter

The curious pet was uninjured following the rescue in Kidderminster, Worcestershire.

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Factory mishap paves street with chocolate in Germany

A ‘small technical defect’ involving a storage tank caused the spill from the DreiMeister chocolate factory in Westoennen.

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Say it's carol singers, girl: Watch Love Actually, Cork style

One of the best things about the festive season is curling up in front of the fire to watch some classic Christmas films.

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A Blue Christmas for Theresa May: Chrissy Teigen and more react to confidence vote

This morning it was announced that British prime minister Theresa May will face a confidence motion on her leadership tonight.

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Tails wag as canine choir hits high notes at charity’s dog carol service

Therapy dog charity Peata held its annual canine carol service in Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral.

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Meet Trisha Lewis, your inspiration for 2019

She's lost a total of 89 pounds, that’s over 6 stone.

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This Cork bar is turning 100 and they’re celebrating the 1918 way

If you know Cork, you know the Oval bar.

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This kitty had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck behind a toilet

“Other than feeling a little embarrassed, it’s doing well!”

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Santa’s having a practice run tonight and here’s how you can watch

To see the magic unfold, that you need to do is to be outside about 5:12 pm and looking to the west.

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Can you guess what Ireland's most-loved Netflix movie was this year?

The year is almost at an end, can you believe it?

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