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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. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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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. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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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. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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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. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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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 his deliveries this Christmas. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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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. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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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. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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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. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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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. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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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. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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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. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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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. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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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. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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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. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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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. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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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 Cork based and national.

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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. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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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. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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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. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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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. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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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. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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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. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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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!” This story is enriched with multi-media content

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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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These trends are all going to be huge in 2019, according to Pinterest

The site’s annual trend forecasting report gives us an insight into next year’s big hits.

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Nuns ’embezzled cash from school to fund Vegas gambling trips’

Police are investigating the alleged misappropriation of funds, which could have been going on for a decade.

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Watch: Limerick musicians perform stunning Dolores O'Riordan tribute

A group of Limerick musicians have got together and created an incredible tribute to the late lead singer of The Cranberries, Dolores O'Riordan, with all proceeds going to charity.

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Watch: The collapse of a building front in Bandon, West Cork

The fire service was called to Oliver Plunkett Street in Bandon yesterday to deal with the collapse of the front of a building.

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'I can't look at a picture of Michael yet': Dermot Bannon remembers Room To Improve star

Room To Improve host Dermot Bannon has poignantly remembered Michael Stokes, the 15-year-old who appeared on the architect's TV show. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Confused police dog gets used to wearing new snow boots in adorable video

Jary, from Rapid City Police Department in South Dakota, was a little confused by the seasonal outfit.

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It’s the 200th anniversary of Silent Night – this is where it all began

The classic carol was first performed in 1818, on Christmas Eve in Austria. Sarah Marshall retraces the iconic carol’s roots. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Quiz: Test your general knowledge in 20 questions

Can you get top marks?

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Donald Trump gag voted best new Christmas cracker joke of 2018

Theresa May did not manage to escape a witty pun, nor did members of the royal family.

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NBA superstar Steph Curry says he doesn’t believe man landed on the moon

He follows another basketball star, Kyrie Irving, in voicing a conspiracy theory on a podcast. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Smocking gun: Twitter users mock Donald Trump after double spelling error

Attempting to reference what he claims is a lack of a smoking gun linking him to Russia, the President twice wrote the word ‘smocking’. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Here's how you can see the 'Christmas Comet' when it passes over Ireland

You better watch out, keep looking to the sky, give the horizon a scout, and I’ll tell you why - Wirtanen is coming to town.

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City frogs boast sexiest love songs, experts say

Researchers compared the mating calls of the tiny male tungara frogs living in Panama City and those living in the nearby tropical forests.

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Listen: Radio caller falls asleep during Brexit phone-in

If you thought you were tired of Brexit, just wait until you see this. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Donor found for Florida toddler after global hunt for rare blood

Following a global search, a British Indian mother of two from Nottingham was found to be a match.

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Watch: Cork Youth Orchestra steal the show at Cork City Hall Christmas concert

Cork Youth Orchestra stole the show at the 60th anniversary Christmas concert held in Cork City Hall on Saturday. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Game Of Thrones exhibition to open in Belfast

It will be hosted at the Titanic Exhibition Centre from April until September.

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John Barrowman’s Bushtucker Trial on I’m A Celeb has created a whole new meme

Twitter found the actor and TV presenter’s reactions oh so relatable. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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'Christmas comet' to be seen in Ireland over festive season

A 'Christmas comet' is set to pass unusually close to Earth this December, according to Astronomy Ireland.

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Andy Serkis brings back Gollum for Theresa May spoof

The motion capture actor has put in a terrifying turn as the PM to call for a so-called People’s Vote on Brexit.

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Shocking footage shows drink drive dangers in build up to Christmas

Video released by West Midlands Police shows drunk drivers swerving into oncoming traffic and crashing on the motorway.

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Deep-fried Christmas dinner on Scottish chipper's menu

Battered Brussels sprouts, anyone?

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Giant red kangaroo dubbed ‘Arnie of Roos’ dies aged 12

Roger stood six feet seven inches tall and weighed nearly 200 pounds in his prime.

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Music experts find formula for ‘perfect’ Christmas number one

The Pet Shop Boys’ Always On My Mind comes closest to ticking all the boxes after an analysis of songs from the last 50 years.

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