Enormous cat wins viral stardom and breaks shelter’s website

Enormous cat wins viral stardom and breaks shelter’s website

Beejay, also known as Mr B, weighs 26 pounds, according to Morris Animal Refuge.

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Dublin and Kerry Mayors exchange taunts in light-hearted invitations

Dublin and Kerry Mayors exchange taunts in light-hearted invitations

The mayors of Dublin and Kerry have been trading playful taunts ahead of the All-Ireland Football Final.

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Panda enjoys celebrates fourth birthday with frozen cake

Panda enjoys celebrates fourth birthday with frozen cake

Bei Bei, born at Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington DC, will soon be heading to China.

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‘Ugly’ abandoned dog finally finds a new owner

‘Ugly’ abandoned dog finally finds a new owner

The newly renamed Morticia has finally found a forever home in Bedfordshire.

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Eggs extracted from last northern white rhino females in bid to save the species

Eggs extracted from last northern white rhino females in bid to save the species

It is hoped that a surrogate could be used for reproduction.

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Python discovered in baby’s nursery by shocked parents

Python discovered in baby’s nursery by shocked parents

The snake, which has now been returned to its owners, is named Gozer The Gozerian, after the Ghostbusters villain.

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Neglected Art Deco building in Cork gets 'punch of colour' in stunning makeover

Neglected Art Deco building in Cork gets 'punch of colour' in stunning makeover

A luxury department store teamed up with a local authority and an artist to transform a city centre building which had fallen into disrepair.

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Stona Lisa: Pair recreate masterpieces out of pebbles on beach

Stona Lisa: Pair recreate masterpieces out of pebbles on beach

Versions of the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci and Vermeer’s Girl With The Pearl Earring have been created at Southsea.

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Boris Johnson puts foot on table during Brexit talks with Emmanuel Macron

Boris Johnson puts foot on table during Brexit talks with Emmanuel Macron

The gesture prompted online criticism, but appeared to have been part of a shared joke.

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Heart found in Cork crypt in 19th century to be returned to city aboard Naval shipThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Heart found in Cork crypt in 19th century to be returned to city aboard Naval ship

A human heart found deep within a city centre crypt in the 19th century is to be returned to Cork next month as "sacred cargo".

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Ireland's only quintuplets return to Rotunda to celebrate 18th birthday

Ireland's only quintuplets return to Rotunda to celebrate 18th birthday

They were born at just over 25 weeks gestation, weighing between 1 pound 6 ounces to 1 pound 11 ounces.

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This Irish lad’s ‘handbrake’ prank is exactly what you need today

This Irish lad’s ‘handbrake’ prank is exactly what you need today

The drivers’ reactions are hilarious, and exactly what you need today.

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 Astronomy Ireland invites you to observe the wonders of the universe through high powered telescopes in Wicklow

Astronomy Ireland invites you to observe the wonders of the universe through high powered telescopes in Wicklow

On August 24, Astronomy Ireland will set up powerful telescopes for people to view some of the wonders of the universe in an event unique to Ireland.

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Sweet suffering Jehovah! O'Neills have released a range of Derry Girl GAA-style jerseys

Sweet suffering Jehovah! O'Neills have released a range of Derry Girl GAA-style jerseys

There are five jerseys to choose from, including a yellow-and-green jersey featuring Sister Michael and her legendary eye-roll.

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Touching images show New Zealand speaker feeding colleague’s baby during debate

Touching images show New Zealand speaker feeding colleague’s baby during debate

The image has been shared hundreds of times on social media.

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Orphaned wombat joey at Sydney Zoo hand-raised by keepers

Orphaned wombat joey at Sydney Zoo hand-raised by keepers

Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia is hand-raising a wombat joey named Waru after his mother died.

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Watch 650 people sing an iconic song in a Cork theatreThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Watch 650 people sing an iconic song in a Cork theatre

After getting a publicity boost in an episode of The Young Offenders, indie Cork band The Frank and Walters have seen an increase in popularity in their hit song ...

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Abandoned duckling adopts toy cat as its mother after it ‘saved its life’

Abandoned duckling adopts toy cat as its mother after it ‘saved its life’

The young bird is now inseparable from the toy, which it treats as its mother.

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Small Cavan village launches campaign to attract people to move there

Small Cavan village launches campaign to attract people to move there

The rural area, with a population of 300, has put out a call out to attract new members of their community.

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Belfast drag queen joins the line-up of RuPaul's Drag Race UK

Belfast drag queen joins the line-up of RuPaul's Drag Race UK

"It's hard to be gay person in Belfast"

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German city offers €1m for proof that it doesn’t exist

German city offers €1m for proof that it doesn’t exist

The offer from Bielefeld was prompted by a light-hearted internet conspiracy theory.

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Boy, eight, takes mother’s car for a late-night joyride at 140kph

Boy, eight, takes mother’s car for a late-night joyride at 140kph

The boy said he started feeling ‘uncomfortable’ once he hit 140kph on the highway.

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 Comedian PJ Gallagher to wear Kerry jersey on Hill 16 for All-Ireland Final

Comedian PJ Gallagher to wear Kerry jersey on Hill 16 for All-Ireland Final

Within two hours, almost €1000 has been raised.

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Cairo is about to get Africa’s first ever ‘vertical forest’ and the pictures look amazing

Cairo is about to get Africa’s first ever ‘vertical forest’ and the pictures look amazing

The proposed plan will see 100 different plant species blooming on the banks of the Nile.

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Crazy cat lady stereotype ‘not supported by evidence’

Crazy cat lady stereotype ‘not supported by evidence’

The research comparing cat owners, dog owners and those with no pets was carried out at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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One Loch Ness monster theory remains plausible, scientist says

One Loch Ness monster theory remains plausible, scientist says

Professor Neil Gemmell has been investigating the waters of Loch Ness – but he’s keeping his theory secret for another month.

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Inventive schoolchildren smash piano record

Inventive schoolchildren smash piano record

Using an array of inventions, the students managed to get 88 people playing the same instrument.

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Video captures chaos as dozens of air mattresses blow away in the wind

Video captures chaos as dozens of air mattresses blow away in the wind

Colorado resident Robb Manes caught footage of dozens of air mattresses that had been blown away from an event by strong winds.

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What is the ‘train your baby like a dog’ parenting method and why are people concerned about it?

What is the ‘train your baby like a dog’ parenting method and why are people concerned about it?

A new TV show detailing the parenting style has sparked controversy.

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Meet the 32 finalists competing in this year's Nose of Tralee

Meet the 32 finalists competing in this year's Nose of Tralee

Arn't they just pawfect?

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Lewis Capaldi stained glass window in Scottish Twitter display

Lewis Capaldi stained glass window in Scottish Twitter display

A visitor centre has opened at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe which includes tweets reimagined as oil paintings and cross-stitch.

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 Cork bar named Irish Bar of the Year for second year running

Cork bar named Irish Bar of the Year for second year running

Categories such as Dog-friendly Bar of the Year were introduced as part of this years line-up

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5 ways to tell if your bra fits properly, according to an expert

5 ways to tell if your bra fits properly, according to an expert

From the straps to the cups, a perfect fit depends on several factors, Katie Wright discovers.

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Tourette’s charity wants apology over ‘funniest’ Edinburgh Fringe joke

Tourette’s charity wants apology over ‘funniest’ Edinburgh Fringe joke

Swedish comedian Olaf Falafel won Dave’s Funniest Joke At The Fringe award.

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Plans for anti-sex toilets in seaside town ‘submitted in error’

Plans for anti-sex toilets in seaside town ‘submitted in error’

Porthcawl Town Council said its intentions had been ‘misinterpreted’ in the planning application.

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Is it a bike? Is it a plane? Bizarre-looking vehicle stopped on UK motorway

Is it a bike? Is it a plane? Bizarre-looking vehicle stopped on UK motorway

The odd-looking contraption was flagged down by officers but was found to be all in order.

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Kayakers ‘lucky to be alive’ after glacier collapses just metres away

Kayakers ‘lucky to be alive’ after glacier collapses just metres away

‘It was a few poor decisions that got us into that situation,’ said Andrew Hooper.

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North county Dublin residents and motorists warned after sightings of stag on the loose

North county Dublin residents and motorists warned after sightings of stag on the loose

Residents in north county Dublin are being warned to be on the lookout for a stag on the loose.

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Man finds 50-year-old message in bottle sent from Russian Navy

Man finds 50-year-old message in bottle sent from Russian Navy

Russian media managed to track down the man who sent the note, Anatoliy Botsanenko.

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Here is the gag that won funniest joke at the Edinburgh Fringe

Here is the gag that won funniest joke at the Edinburgh Fringe

A pun has won the prize.

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Motorist startled as alligator approaches car on street corner

Motorist startled as alligator approaches car on street corner

The alligator was thought to be the same one that was later trapped close to a nearby petrol station.

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Obama’s high school basketball shirt sells for €108,000

Obama’s high school basketball shirt sells for €108,000

Heritage Auctions said the jersey sold in Dallas to a collector of American and sports artefacts.

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Woman who thought she had kidney stones gives birth to triplets

Woman who thought she had kidney stones gives birth to triplets

Dannette and Austin Giltz named their unexpected arrivals Blaze, Gypsy and Nikki.

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Seaside town to spend £170,000 on anti-sex toilets that spray users with water

Seaside town to spend £170,000 on anti-sex toilets that spray users with water

Violent movement sensors will automatically open doors and sound high pitched alarms, with fine water jets soaking the interior of the units.

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Kangaroos, peacock and python rescued from house compared with Jumanji 3

Kangaroos, peacock and python rescued from house compared with Jumanji 3

More than 300 hedgehogs and three giant rabbits were also recovered from the house by police.

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Florida holiday home invaded by vomiting vultures

Florida holiday home invaded by vomiting vultures

Siobhan Casimano said vultures have overtaken their pool.

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Dublin is friendlier than Cork, according to new survey

Dublin is friendlier than Cork, according to new survey

Dublin is the sixth friendliest city in the world, according to a new survey.

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Funny tweets to mark National Tell a Joke Day

Funny tweets to mark National Tell a Joke Day

Twitter users shared their best zingers.

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Fans baffled by Cristiano Ronaldo’s shopping advert dance

Fans baffled by Cristiano Ronaldo’s shopping advert dance

The Portugal international is a brand ambassador for e-commerce platform Shopee.

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Quiz: How many of these iconic city nicknames do you know?

Quiz: How many of these iconic city nicknames do you know?

Do you know which world city is often called The City of Brotherly Love?

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