WATCH: Incredible footage of a close encounter with humpback whales in Kerry

WATCH: Incredible footage of a close encounter with humpback whales in Kerry

Incredible footage has surfaced of the moment a father and son came into contact with a group of humpback whales off the coast of Kerry.

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Two Irishmen plan to cycle from Sydney to Dublin, across 28 countries, to raise money for sick children

Two Irishmen plan to cycle from Sydney to Dublin, across 28 countries, to raise money for sick children

Two Irishmen will cycle across 28 countries and three continents to raise money for CMRF Crumlin and the Sydney Children's Hospitals Foundation.

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Grandfather gets the chance to meet his favourite performer – Lady Gaga

Jim, from Grand Rapids, Michigan, was surprised by his granddaughter Whitney with the tickets to see Lady Gaga perform in Las Vegas in May.

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Things you only know if a bad meal ruins your mood

When expectations are high, it can make you feel low…

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Stranger Things: Here are Dublin's weirdest burger orders

The top five weirdest burger orders in Dublin have been revealed just in time for the BBQ this weekend.

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Do not try this at home: Twitter users remember favourite dangerous childhood activities

From skateboarding to acrobatics, there are a lot of childhood activities that adults wouldn’t dare to do.

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People are sharing this US presidential candidate’s ‘spiritual’ tweets

Fringe Democratic candidate Marianne Williamson said she would ‘harness love for political purposes’.

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Pitbull with a selfie on her ear finds online fame

Terrier Lucy has unique markings on her ear, which look like a picture of her face.

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Four orphaned baby skunks rescued by police officers in New York

Officers at Kingston Police Department rescued a group of skunks after their mother was hit by a car.

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Ruff day at the office? Not on Take Your Dog to Work Day

Things are looking pup in these offices today thanks to a few helping paws.

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Firefighters rescue squirrel stuck in manhole cover

Initial attempts to free the animal were unsuccessful, so the entire manhole cover was removed and taken to a nearby veterinary clinic.

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5 times Chrissy Teigen had the perfect response to mum-shamers

People tend to have a lot of thoughts on her parenting, but luckily Teigen isn’t affected by it.

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Wild baby rabbits stranded from their mother rescued by New Mexico police

Traffic officer Joshua Herrera from the Las Cruces Police Department rescued two baby rabbits while on duty.

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'First of its kind' zip line attraction opens at Tayto Park

Tayto Park has revealed the opening of its latest attraction- the first of its kind in Europe.

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Huntsman spider photographed eating a pygmy possum in Australia

A huntsman spider was spotted snacking on the world’s smallest possum.

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Bear’s backrub against tree captured on video

The footage shows the bear approaching a tree, then rearing up to stand on its two hind legs to rub its back against the trunk.

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Boaty McBoatface makes significant discovery on debut research mission

The vessel explored a region of the Southern Ocean some 500 miles from the Antarctic Peninsula.

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Non-verbal student delivers graduation address using speech synthesizer

Ahmed Ali told his classmate they were passing the baton to a new version of themselves as they graduated.

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Mall band plays Titanic theme during flood

The band’s ‘quick thinking’ saw them go viral.

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Man caught with cocaine on his nose tells police ‘It’s not mine’

The explanation did not prevent him from being arrested.

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McDonald’s creates tiny beehive restaurant replica dubbed the ‘McHive’

It is part of an initiative which has seen beehives placed on certain Swedish branches of the franchise.

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Library book returned 52 years after it was borrowed

The Metaphysical Poets was posted to Lowestoft Library along with a cheque for £100.

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Grateful parents reunited with newborn after leaving baby in taxi

The couple got out of the car, paid and then realised someone was missing.

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A history of ‘milkshaking’ as a political protest

The unusual trend has been inspired by an incident involving Tommy Robinson.

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Rare book returned to Donegal library 82 years after it was borrowed

A rare book has been returned to a Co Donegal library - 82 years after it was borrowed!

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Police release bizarre ‘Lego man’ e-fit in bid to catch distraction burglar

They have asked anyone who recognises the man in the e-fit image to come forward.

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In Video: Turtles reunited after eight months apart

Gulliver and Lulu were reunited at Sea Life in Brighton.

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Amazing kitten survives being encased in foam and thrown in bin

The kitten is resting in an animal shelter and is expected to make a full recovery.

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Restaurant accidentally serves bottle of wine worth over €5,000 to customer

Hawksmoor Manchester said it hoped the diner ‘enjoyed your evening’ and reassured the staff member involved: ‘We love you anyway.’

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Vehicle leaked honey and diesel fuel after overturning in Indiana

Police say the lorry was carrying about 18,600 kilograms of amber honey.

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Kitten stowaways found after long journey in steel column

They have been given appropriate names: Crowbar, Rebar, Chisel, Jackhammer and Piper.

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Orchestra finds boy who charmed crowd with ‘wow!’

The nine-year-old went viral after blurting out his appreciation for a performance of a Mozart piece in Boston.

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Woman pulls alligator from her trousers during traffic stop

She also had three turtles in her backpack.

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‘Outdated’ decision to fail nurse’s marathon record overturned after skirt row

Guinness World Records said the guidelines ‘reflected a stereotype we do not wish to perpetuate.’

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Watch: Trad session breaks out on a Kerry boat tour

We've seen trad sessions break out in some unique spots in our time but this is up there with the best.

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WATCH: Five-year-old boy walks along 190m high mountain ridge in Donegal

A five-year-old boy has conquered one of Ireland's most terrifying sea stacks.

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Fugitive hiding in outdoor toilet flushed out by police dog

Neon and his handler Pc Steve Wain helped find a driver who had rammed a police vehicle in Coventry.

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Watch as ‘hero’ boy, 8, pulls sister from moving car to save her from kidnapping in US

An eight-year-old boy is being hailed as a hero after dragging his sister from a moving car to save her from a potential kidnapping.

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Watch Sheffield United players celebrate as Premier League promotion is sealed

Much alcohol was spilled as the jubilant Blades went wild at Bramall Lane on Sunday.

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‘Fare-dodging’ snake removed from bus

The pet found itself travelling solo on a service.

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10 things you only know if you’re a compulsive list-maker

How do I list thee, let me count the ways…

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Pilot rescued after plane ‘lands’ on top of 60ft tree

‘I’ve never seen anything like this happen,’ said the volunteer firefighter who rescued him.

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Firefighters haul pug out of 40m well using bag of treats

Four fighters rescued Kiki from the well at a home in Rainham, Kent.

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World Penguin Day: Test your knowledge with our penguin-themed quiz

How much do you know about our flightless friends?

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Jackdaw’s reaction to being caught amuses thousands on social media

The bird in question fell down a chimney after causing mischief by dropping sticks into the house.

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Safari park monkeys enjoy treat-filled Easter eggs

The enrichment activity for barbary macaques forms park of seasonal events at Blair Drummond Safari Park.

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WikiLeaks confirms Assange’s cat is safe

The cat had joined the WikiLeaks founder in the Ecuadorian embassy in May 2016.

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Ian the baby fox rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in wall

Fire crews in west London helped to free the animal, which was said to be distressed but unharmed.

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The Cure’s Robert Smith goes viral in deadpan Rock and Roll Hall of Fame clip

The goth rock pioneer was in New York on Friday to receive the award but was significantly less excited than his interviewer.

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Pit bull rescued after getting stuck in pipe while chasing opossum

Rocky was wedged 100 feet into the pipe before rescue services got to him.

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Owl that was presumed dead revived with hairdryer

The screech owl from California was right as rain after a quick blow dry.

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Sumatran tiger cubs explore jungle habitat in Sydney zoo

Sumatran tigers are the most critically endangered tiger subspecies.

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Nasa’s first all-female spacewalk cancelled due to spacesuit size issue

Astronaut Nick Hague will go instead of Anne McClain following a change of spacesuit size requirements.

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Lego builds McLaren Senna from nearly half a million bricks

Painstakingly crafted supercar is the first Lego model to incorporate parts from a real car

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European politicians calling time on seasonal clock changes

The proposal will go forward to member states but could come into law in 2021.

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Climber who uses colostomy bag to lead Himalayan expedition

Mick Fowler, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2017, will begin his ascent of the mountain next month.

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5 of the best European bars for drinking beer, including a local Dublin favourite

From bottled brews to craft creations on tap, Sarah Marshall reveals the top drinking establishments to sup in this spring.

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