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# Oops

Last month
November 2023
Downing Street edits social media post celebrating Northern Ireland that included an Irish flag
Ulster Unionist Party leader Doug Beattie said it is the latest incident which demonstrates Downing Street ‘doesn’t understand’ Northern Ireland.
This year
Green Party communications director deletes tweet criticising Neasa Hourigan
Thomas Molloy tweeted that there was “not one sensible person” on a panel show where Hourigan appeared.
Last year
'Serious concern' as Central Bank issues €738m to government in excess of funds available
The incident occurred following spending oversight from the Department of Finance and the Central Bank.
Biden caught insulting Fox News journalist on live microphone
The comment has been included in the White House transcript of the event, ensuring it passes into the official historical record.
UK energy firm apologises after telling customers to ‘cuddle pets’ to keep warm
Other tips included “challenging the kids to a hula hoop competition”, “doing star jumps” and “cleaning the house”.
All time
'That'll be on YouTube' - Leverkusen 'keeper laughs off own-goal howler
Lukas Hradecky expects to see plenty of memes of his mistake.
Chelsea player - on loan at Derby - scores for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
Fikayo Tomori scored an unfortunate own goal in the League Cup this evening.
This bizarre Damien Delaney own goal helps Bohs storm into a commanding lead over Cork
It’s been a torrid night for the visitors’ defence at Dalymount Park.
PJ Gallagher's photo with Imelda May is getting attention for all the wrong reasons
Basically, he looks like he has a massive boner.
Just 8 of the most legendary Irish news bloopers
It features a lot of Aengus Mac Grianna.
Watt's my name? Ex-Arsenal player gets red card rescinded after ref's blunder
Sanchez Watt was sent off after the official mistook his name for dissent.
'Top secret' classified Australian government files found at second-hand shop
The files include a report on the Australian Federal Police losing nearly 400 national security files in five years.
Dublin comedian Joanne McNally turned up to the completely wrong place for her gig last night
So it turns out there are two Black Box theatres on this island. How about that?
Louis Oosthuizen has added another entry to the list of bizarre sporting injuries
The golfer will miss this week’s Joburg Open.
Prue Leith says she's 'in a state' after accidentally tweeting the winner of this year's Bake Off
No spoilers here though, we swear.
Goalkeeper learns harsh (but hilarious) lesson about premature celebration
It turned out to be a decisive moment too.
One of the Cabra girls on Gogglebox thought that Margaret Thatcher was Mary Robinson
Will she ever live this down?
Yahoo had said 1 billion accounts were hacked. Now, it's saying 3 billion were
“Whether it’s 1 billion or 3 billion is largely immaterial. Assume it affects you,” said a security expert.
BBC explain how subtitling error led to Newcastle being labelled 'black and white scum' on MOTD2
‘There are times when unfortunate errors occur.’
Hamburg's Muller out for 7 months after tearing ACL during goal celebration
Nicolai Muller went from triumph to disaster in a matter of moments on Saturday.
An Irish girl on a J1 served Leo Varadkar while working in a restaurant in Chicago and didn't recognize him
Leo Varadkar responded to her story on Twitter.
A comprehensive list of every scandal that Kendall Jenner has been involved in
She’s so quiet that you’d nearly forget that she’s done all of this.
Dáil votes to keep AIB shares because the government forgot to vote
“Remarkable way for it to happen,” Labour leader Brendan Howlin said.
Some of Three's customers wrongly told they've spent hundreds on internet services
The phone service provider said the messages were sent in error and the issue has been resolved.
French policeman injures two after accidentally firing weapon at presidential appearance
Hollande continued his speech after the incident, witnesses said.
The Oscars has apologised for mistakenly naming Amy Adams a nominee instead of Ruth Negga
Tom Hanks was also mistakenly listed in the Best Actor category on the official website yesterday.
'And f**k off!' Captain's winning speech gets a little bit lost in translation
Bruno Fornaroli forced to apologise for “unsuitable language.”
Bournemouth star missed World Cup qualifier after FA sent paperwork to 'the wrong Congo'
Benik Afobe has revealed he was prevented from taking part in the latest round of international fixtures.
Another Joe Hart blunder costs Torino in Serie A
The English international was at fault as Inter picked up all three points this evening.
The comedy own goals genre has a new masterpiece thanks to Villa's Jores Okore
With seemingly little danger, the Denmark international Okore inexplicably kicked the ball into his own net.
Aberdeen's Europa League campaign ends in embarrassing fashion
Joe Lewis won’t ever want to watch this moment again.
Investigation opened after UK nuclear submarine hits merchant vessel
There was no damage to the nuclear plant, said the defence ministry.
Turkey star mocked over ill-timed male grooming
The young Fenerbahce player has come under fire for his performance against Croatia.
'This was the reaction when Tottenham won the EPL': ESPN misread script on football's fairytale
Poor Matt Barrie.
Donald Trump just confused 9/11 with 7-Eleven
The GOP candidate made the gaffe in New York. Both Democrats and Republicans go to the polls in the eastern state today.
Aston Villa's Joleon Lescott claims controversial tweet was 'totally accidental'
The defender was criticised for his part in the Villains’ 6-0 loss to Liverpool.
This man sold his stake in a €220 million company for a bike
He described it as “the biggest mistake I ever made”.
5 times Irish celebrities shot down people claiming they were British
It’s not that hard.
French football hooligans plan to trash rival's wedding, ruin wrong nuptials by mistake
Oh dear.
16 people who immediately thought... 'oh shite'
Pack it in, cease existence.