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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# surprise

All time
Irish Marvel illustrator proposes to girlfriend by drawing cartoons of their relationship
He showed the images at a surprise birthday he threw for her.
Alexis Tsipras has resigned and a snap election has been called in Greece
Alexis Tsipras has announced the vote will take place in September.
This man went to INSANE lengths, so he could surprise his wife with her own pregnancy
Men of Ireland: do not follow this man’s lead.
A Cork couple met their baby grandson in the loveliest surprise homecoming
Things got emotional.
The divers watching this great white shark from afar got quite the surprise
… but not for the reason you expect.
This cage video of a great white shark will scare the pants off you
… but not for the reason you expect.
The Sikh man who removed his turban to save a boy's life got his own surprise
Men of the Sikh religion are required to keep their heads covered in public.
This man had the sweetest surprise for his wife on their 57th anniversary
Elinor Russell was in hospital, so her husband Jim planned a special visit. D’aww.
The Rock surprised a fan by officiating his wedding, remains a legend
*heart eyes emoji*
Blackpool player expresses shock after club opts NOT to let him go
It initially appeared as though the troubled striker’s stay at the relegated club was at an end.
This granny's reaction to discovering her baby 'granddaughter' is a boy is fantastic
Cork and Dublin suffer Division 1 defeats in Ladies National Football League
The reigning All-Ireland champions were beaten by Monaghan while Mayo’s Cora Staunton tore the Dubs apart.
Irish mammy completely loses the plot over emigrant sons' surprise homecoming
“I thought it was a fridge or something!”
Mother loses the head after son's surprise return home
She REALLY wasn’t expecting him.
US police investigate 'suspicious package' in bus station, find thousands of condoms
Very suspicious, alright.
They may have been relegated, but UCD are on course to qualify for the Europa League
The Students are in line to play in Europe next season thanks to Ireland’s position in the UEFA Respect Fair Play League.
Henry: I thought Wenger abuse was a joke
The Arsenal hero was astonished to find out that the manager was insulted after a 3-2 away defeat by Stoke.
Woman tells husband she's pregnant in photo booth, makes him cry
Irish girl absolutely FREAKS OUT after getting a car for Christmas
Irish lad goes to amazing lengths to surprise his family for Christmas
Tears. Tears here.
Son gives Wicklow mammy the best Christmas surprise ever
Our eyes are moist.
These twins didn't know they were identical until one needed a new liver
They are the first identical twins to undergo a live liver transplant in the UK.
Scotland shock Ireland in Hurling/Shinty International Series opener
Ireland lost despite having Patrick Horgan and Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher.
Little girl has the absolute greatest reaction to surprise Lorde tickets
This will make your weekend before it even begins.
Watch this curious cat get an awful fright from a plastic bag
Do you ever feel like a plastic bag? This cat does.
SPIN 1038 helped three Irish girls surprise their mammies with an Australian homecoming
Get a tissue.
This Daft advert has a nice little surprise for you
7 reasonable reactions to Seamus Heaney's WTF appearance on English Paper I
Oh, Seamus, we weren’t expecting you.
Cutest Irish girl ever finds One Direction tickets in Easter Egg
The moment a scientist is told he made a major physics breakthrough
Good work, Andrei Linde.
Irish dad describes shock after wife gives birth on pedestrian crossing
She was trying to hail a taxi in New York at the time.
Sneaky a cappella group serenade unsuspecting girls for Valentine's Day
Why does this never happen to us?
8 people whose plans were ruined by the Beyoncé album
It’s a lot to take.
Nobel Prize for medicine awarded for cell transportation research
Discoveries by three researchers have unlocked insights into diseases ranging from diabetes to immune-system disorders
Here's what a marriage proposal is meant to look like
Or rather, what some really excellent marriage proposals look like.
Column: 'The Anglo tapes are shocking, but I can't say I'm surprised'
Having worked in the financial sector, I know arrogant attitudes are commonplace in finance – which is why the Anglo tapes don’t surprise me one bit, writes Carol Redmond.
The most devastating movie twists of all time
Tom Court called into Lions squad as Paul O'Connell's tour is put in doubt
The Munster lock suffered an arm injury in yesterday’s Test victory over the Wallabies.
Why you should NEVER have a feed of pints and fall asleep
Worst. Alarm clock. Ever.
Reaction: Pundits perplexed by 'bizarre' O'Neill sacking
Steve Coppell believes the decision was made as a result of a “personal confrontation”.