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In pictures: Kapow! Colourful costumes abound at Comic-Con 2018

Thousands of fans in elaborate costumes have appeared at the San Diego pop culture convention.

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James Kavanagh and William Murray named champion porridge makers at Laois competition

Influencer James Kavanagh and his partner William Murray of Currabinny have been crowned the first ever Irish Porridge Making Champions at the inaugural ‘PaddyO’s Irish Porridge Making Championships’ in Laois today.

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People are sharing the most ‘annoying’ facts they know and some are bizarre

These facts may be true… but they’re also very annoying.

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In video: Watch a whimsical ancient clock at work

The 18th century timepiece features an animated scene with dancing figures and waterfall effects.

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This dog will run away from any harmless object her owner picks up

From Post-it Notes to a hairbrush. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Watch: Kitten freed from crushed cars at monster truck show

The kitten had to be freed by a forklift. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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The Academic latest Irish stars to add their lyrics to the walls of The Morrison

The lyric “you don’t have to be cool to make me shiver”, from their single Bear Claws will now adorn the wall of room 322, joining a list of music legends such as Thin Lizzy, Kodaline and The Script. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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This brave dog tries to save his owner every time she jumps in the pool

Makenna has only had Moose for six months, but he’s already her best friend. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Now That’s What I Call Music! reaches album 100, sparking nostalgia-fest online

Twitter users shared their memories of the albums as the 100th edition is released. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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The World Cup of Maths: Still a chance for Ireland to bring home gold from Russia

There may still be a chance for Ireland to bring home the gold from Russia this summer. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Here's how long it would it take you to save the deposit on your favourite celeb's home

If you dream of living in a house like Beyonce and Jay-Z we’ve got some bad news for you…Try the Celebrity Down Payments Calculator here!

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US school bridges 4,200 miles to make Batman-loving cancer patient’s day

Six-year-old William was sent the goodies and well-wishes after appearing on a BBC TV programme. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Adorable premature penguin chick saved by keepers at London Zoo

Rainbow the penguin was raised by keepers after her egg was accidentally broken.

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Hapless koala rescued for third time after getting stuck in a fence

He’s becoming rather familiar to the rescue team. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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14 terrible ways to respond to ‘I love you’

‘Message seen.’

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This clever map reveals the questions Americans Google about European nations

‘Why does Ireland have no snakes?’

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9 body types ‘girls like’, according to movie box office takings and Twitter

From Magic Mike to 30-foot tall metal cyborgs. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Timeline of the Donald Trump Time Magazine covers: From election to Vladimir Putin

The latest sees the US president’s face melded with that of the Russian leader. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Piercing a baby’s ears: Yeah or nay?

The internet is debating over Kylie Jenner's decision to pierce her 5 month-old daughter's ears. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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WATCH: 7-year-old Savannah from Dublin give it socks on the Voice Kids

Not only did she get three judges to ‘turn around’ for her, Will.i.am compared her voice to Rihanna and Beyonce. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Which animal would you have as your pal if they suddenly had human intelligence?

Just like your very own Disney film.

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LOOK: Time magazine morphs Trump and Putin faces for their latest cover

"Burson merged the faces of Trump and Putin into a still image and video which morphs between the shifting appearances of the two world leaders" This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Entertainment line-up unveiled for Pope Francis’ Croke Park appearance

It is said that more than 80 thousand people will attend the event. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Can you help Crumlin hospital reunite this teddy owl with his owner?

The little owl has golden eyes, a thick grey coat of feathers and a blue stripe down the front. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Stunning aerial footage of a pod of dolphins captured off the Isle of Man coast

Photographer Chris Gulland captured a pod of dolphins feeding off the coast of the Isle of Man.

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Teacher left in awe as a stranger on a flight donates hundreds to her students

Kimber Bermudez was speaking to a stranger on a plane about her low-income students when she received an incredible donation.

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Roscommon woman launches appeal to find Clare man she met in Coppers

Do you know a John from Ennis? This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Roaming bear takes a dip in Los Angeles swimming pool before being rescued

A bear was spotted wandering around a Los Angeles neighbourhood and taking a dip in a pool. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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See the giant emoji which are looking up to the skies in Swansea

Smiling faces have been mown into the grass.

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Man calls police after being fouled in an amateur basketball game

‘We thought he was joking.’ This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Artist goes viral for creating astonishingly realistic portraits with Biro pens

Mostafa Khodeir creates ball point pen portraits that you might mistake for photographs. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Refuse collectors reveal the strangest things they’ve found gathering rubbish

They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

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Do you speak fluent ‘Kerry’? 60% of people cannot understand what this man is saying

Made famous by the Healy-Rae’s, it’s a lit like no other and similar to other counties.

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Six documentaries to watch for #Mandela100

Today is Mandela Day which marks what would have been the 100th Birthday of Nelson Mandela. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Simon Harris takes to Instagram to announce family news

Just like an A-list celeb.

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Ireland rugby star donates kit to charity shop

Well done, Devin! This story is enriched with multi-media content

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'Walk to Freedom' taking place in Dublin to mark Mandela Day

A symbolic 'Long Walk to Freedom' is taking place today in Dublin to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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'Mother Teresa of animals' and siblings save salmon in River Boyne

Kind-hearted youths have been spending their summer holidays saving salmon from dying in dangerously low-levels of warm water in the Boyne river caused by the heatwave.

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Donald Trump’s Russia U-turn has spawned a new meme: #TrumpMovieQuotes

‘I’m not Spartacus.’ This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Mind the gap! Cyclist ignores bridge warning at her peril

The 37-year-old woman escaped serious injury after coming to grief in Wisconsin.

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People are sharing their favourite 'bad' movies on Twitter and we can relate

It is officially silly season, which means it's the perfect time to catch the latest summer blockbuster crashing to a cinema screen near you. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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From Mr Whippy to boozy ice pops: Ice lollies through the ages

Ella Walker takes a look back at our love affair with the humble ice lolly.

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These absurd excuses for being late turned out to be true

Does a badger under your car count as a legitimate excuse?

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WATCH: Hamy the pet pig escaped and had a big adventure in Blackpool

Watch Hamy's big adventure right here. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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PIC: Deliveroo using food to honour 40 years of the Galway International Arts Festival

“The Galway International Arts Festival is a wonderful mix of arts, saluting national and international works."

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Didn’t get the grades you wanted? This author’s tweet will show you not to give up

‘I love to write and I hope to become an author someday’. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Watch the first performance of the national anthem in Irish sign language

The choir was led by Cpl Anthony Kelly on pipes. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Calling all desert lovers - Ireland has a new festival taking place this summer

If you have a sweet tooth like us then you've most likely clicked in to find out the relevant what, when and where of Ireland's first desert festival. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Dublin's Phoenix Park awarded one of the best urban spaces worldwide

The Phoenix Park in Dublin has won a top award for being one of the best urban spaces in the world. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Pope Francis merchandise is already on sale ahead of his August visit

With just a little over a month to go to the much-anticipated visit by Pope Francis to Ireland, the merchandise is already hitting the stands in stores across the country. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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A bunny with a sign is taking over Twitter as the meme of the moment

Sound the meme klaxon – sign bunny is back. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Police mugshot helps reunite wandering pug dog with her owner

Bean was found in a yard but her owners were located after her photo was posted on social media. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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The whole of Cork is behind this teenager's fight for life ahead of surgery in America

All of Cork is rooting for 18-year-old Aaron McMahon whose major operation on his rare brain tumour takes place tomorrow in Pittsburgh in the US.

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Watch the entire France squad serenade N’Golo Kante after France’s World Cup win

The quiet midfield man has become one of France’s most valuable players. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Watch: Parents of brain tumour survivor give thanks to 'magic' Temple Street staff

Temple Street Foundation has released the first in their new series of emotional ‘Living Proof’ videos highlighting the life-changing impact that donations have on sick children and their families.

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Heatwave spelling clangers as UK shoppers search for ‘trampilines’ and ‘charcole’

More than 3,000 people have tried to buy a ‘vaccum’ cleaner and 2,000 searched for a ‘vacume’ this year, according to Argos data.

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Can you guess what Ireland's most-loved emoji is? Twitter reveals popular emojis on #WorldEmojiDay

We all love a bit of Twitter and what we love even more is using emojis to express ourselves in that well-crafted Tweet.

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12 features of common products you had no idea existed

From keyboard secrets to phone hacks.

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Watch as this baby mountain goat proves her incredible ‘parkour’ talent

Piper the mountain goat is less than a month old but she’s already got an adventurous streak.

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The shortlist for Ireland's best carvery has been announced

Doing the Lord's work here...

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Here are some of the most wholesome moments from the World Cup

The World Cup is over again for another four years and we've had the absolute craic. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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#TempleStreetKids: Watch Darcie Belle’s powerful story and understand why your donations matter

“It’s an amazing place, I think the people in it are amazing. Everybody wants to help you.”

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WATCH: This dog and baby cow will leave you saying #BestFriendGoals

Friends - they come in all shapes and sizes and this pair are definitely like one you've never seen before. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Monday quiz: Can you get all these questions right?

It’s time to get your thinking cap on...

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Can you guess the Disney film from these vague descriptions?

A social media challenge has seen people describing Disney films without using the title… Can you guess them correctly?

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Watch this elderly dog training to achieve her squirrel-catching dream

Tia is almost 16, very deaf and rather blind, but she’s still putting the hours in. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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People are replacing movie casts with the Muppets and the results are brilliant

We all have our favourite flick but have you ever wondered what it would be like if some of the cast were replaced by the Muppets? This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Unbelievable Jeff! Lucky punter correctly guesses World Cup final scoreboard

One Paddy Power customer is €10,000 richer today after successfully predicting France v Croatia ’s half-time and full-time scores in the World Cup final. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Irish fisherman catches rare white lobster in West Cork

Donagh O'Connor was fishing out of Castletownbere in West Cork when he noticed something unusual in the lobster pots. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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9 social customs people think need to be retired

From tipping to thank you notes.

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This tale of a comically large pencil and a teachable moment is hilarious

The lesson? Always remember your stationery. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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The internet had an important discussion about how a snake would hold a knife

Terrifying, whichever way you look at it. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Watch the ship people voted Boaty McBoatface launched by David Attenborough

More than 124,000 people voted to name the vessel Boaty McBoatface in a public poll, but that name was vetoed. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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This footballer’s Michael Jackson initiation song won’t be beaten this summer

How to impress your new colleagues, step one. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Day two of Longitude kicks off in Dublin today

Day two of Longitude kicks off in Dublin today. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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11 little things people miss about 2000s culture

From Harry Potter to the early days of the internet, 2000s culture was a different world.

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These books perfectly aligned to make it look like a shootout in a book store

Could this be the new sleeveface? This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Watch: Baby sun bear turns one month old

Keepers said the cub is wide-eyed, growing up fast and starting to wriggle around independently.

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See the homemade protest placards held aloft as Trump visits the UK

The US president could be left in no doubt that the crowds were protesters and not welcomers. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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See these ducklings reunited with mother duck after falling into drain

Luckily university worker Rich Kellam was on hand to rescue the birds. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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This guy draws exquisite miniature portraits of celebrities

Big stars. Tiny drawings.

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This little robot moves to keep your plants in optimal sunlight

The robot’s creator hopes it can bring ‘inspiration to the relationship between technology and natural default settings’.

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Mayo man sells Trump toilet paper during London protests

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of London today in protest at Donald Trump's UK visit.

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Irish Journalist Enda Brady hits back over 'horrific abuse' experience during World Cup coverage

“I’ll keep it simple for you – I’m getting paid to be at a World Cup and you’re on your laptop" This story is enriched with multi-media content

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WATCH: You won’t believe who was stealing this builder's lunch

One builder wanted to catch the person he thought was stealing his lunch every day so he set up a secret camera to capture the thief on video.

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Ian Wright and Roy Keane are friends again after their on-air spat

The pair argued on ITV’s coverage of the England v Croatia game, but it looks like it’s water under the bridge. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Here's how the world is reacting to #TrumpBaby

Watch it live here: This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Funniest reactions on social media so far to Trump's UK visit

Happy Friday the 13th! This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Nominees announced for Ireland's Best Pub

The annual Irish Pubs Global Awards recognise every aspect of running a pub, from the food and drink experience, to entertainment and marketing.

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Blame it on the alcohol - what’s the dumbest thing you’ve you done while drunk?

We’re all guilty of doing things and later blaming it on having a few too many but there’s sometimes where we've even surprised ourselves. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Over one million 99s sold in Ireland during the heatwave

More than a million 99s have been sold around the country during the heatwave.

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World Cup reporter continues live show after fan throws beer in his face

New Zealand news reporter Lloyd Burr kept his composure during a heated moment at the England vs Croatia match. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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