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This year
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'Rookie error': Evictions ban proposal progresses as junior minister forgets to oppose bill
Minister of State Kieran O’Donnell forgot to oppose the bill at the end of the debate today.
# winners
The Banshees Of Inisherin has won four BAFTAs
Barry Keoghan and Kerry Condon were among the winners.
Last year
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Astronomers say the rocket set to hit the Moon was built by China not SpaceX
A rocket will strike the lunar surface on March 4.
All time
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Canadian man (73) who rang 911 by accident arrested after police find 100 guns in his home
The unnamed pensioner will appear in court in October.
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'I couldn't believe my eyes': EU citizens in UK given deportation letters by mistake
The Home Office said letters had been mistakenly sent out to around 100 people.
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Walkers apologises after competition saw Gary Lineker holding pictures of serial killers and paedophiles
Walkers has deleted the offensive videos, but most have been preserved by quick-off-the-mark Twitter users.
# Nazi Salute
Dutch retailer pulls children's colouring book with picture of Hitler
The chain said customers who bought the book would be offered a refund.
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The Oscars accidentally named Amy Adams instead of Ruth Negga for best actress
Tom Hanks was also wrongly listed as a nominee for best actor on the Oscars website yesterday.
# oversight
'I forgot to give them a receipt': James Reilly referred to gardaí by Sipo over €1k election donation
Under Sipo rules, the maximum cash donation that may be accepted by a candidate during the general election is €200.
# fail whale
Twitter's founder was accidentally banned from the website
Co-founder Dorsey returned as chief executive last year but has yet to ignite growth.
# Endangered
Fears for South African penguin 'freed' from aquarium
The students who let the penguin out thought they were doing the animal a favour.
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American football player completely forgets the rules, gifts opposition a touchdown
This is why you need to pay attention kids.
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We've finally got a reason why Melania Trump's speech was a copy of Michelle Obama's
Melania had read passages from Michelle’s speech to a staffer as “examples” of what she wanted to say.
# Air Force Gone
US passenger jet mistakenly lands at Air Force base
# is that thing on?
Sky broadcast footage of former Tory minister tearing into Prime Minister hopefuls
Kenneth Clarke has claimed that Michael Gove would “go to war with at least three different countries at once”.
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This girl's sexy pyjamas fail is why you should always pay attention to the finer details
What a lovely pattern! Wait a second.
# andrew castle
BBC commentator accused of sexism after comments about tennis player's girlfriend
This isn’t the first time something like this has happened at Wimbledon.
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Facebook apologises for accidentally declaring the Philippines at war
A message designed to promote Independence Day showed an upside-down flag, a sign that the country is at war.
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Britain accidentally sends Brexit polling cards to thousands of ineligible voters
Irish, Cypriot and Maltese citizens are the only non-British citizens who can vote in the referendum.
# quite a racquet
'I was lucky I wasn't disqualified' - Djokovic on racquet that nearly hit official
But the world number one made light work of Tomas Berdych to book a semi-final spot against rising Austrian star Dominic Thiem.
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Watch: This David Alaba own goal is the sloppiest you'll see today
David Alaba won’t want to see this again.
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Fabregas: I 'forgot how to play football' under Mourinho
The Chelsea midfielder has revealed the extent of his self-doubt during the club’s nightmare start to the season.
# rising anger
Glasnevin Wall controversy: Misplaced fada raises ire of Gaeilgeoirs
It is understood the typo will be fixed in the next 48 hours.
# Sweden
A 104-year-old woman was offered a place in a local creche
“It’s embarrassing – but also a little charming.”
# always a woman involved
Cypriot president criticised for 'there's always a woman' remark after plane hijack
President Nicos Anastasiades made the comments in response to reports that the hijacker had acted to try and communicate with his ex-wife.
# Tay
Microsoft pulls 'teen girl' chatbot after it learned to become a racist in just a day
Not a great start.
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This TV presenter's Oscars dress went viral for looking like a vagina
“Nice, but why is there a uterus on your dress?”
# Ouch
Enda Kenny hits out at 'All Ireland champion whingers' in his constituency of Castlebar
The Taoiseach made the comments at a rally in Mayo yesterday evening.
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This man sold his stake in a €220 million company for a bike
He described it as “the biggest mistake I ever made”.
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This might be the most mortifying 999 call ever
Oh God.
# Russia
These top secret docs on nuclear torpedos were 'accidentally' shown on TV
It remained unclear how the images ended up being broadcast on the tightly-controlled Kremlin channels.
# Made it up
This White House hopeful has admitted fabricating a story about his past
Republican frontrunner Ben Carson had made his scholarship to West Point a compelling part of his personal narrative.
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Google Translate error sees visitors invited to Spanish 'clitoris festival'
The announcement was posted on the town’s website for a number of months.
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Did you forget to put the clock back? You big eejit
What are we going to do with you?
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This kid tripped in an art gallery and punched a hole in a €1.3million painting
Oh, I’ll just walk past this paNOOOOOOOOO.
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Technical error sees Revenue ask foreign businesses for millions of euro
The issue relates to the new ‘VAT Moss’ system.
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Here's how to find your iPhone if it falls from a plane
More a case of “when” rather than “if”, really.
# Awkward
Dublin Lord Mayor's car clamped... outside city council offices
Not ideal.
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Helicopter police caught chatting about oral sex over megaphone
All your worst speaker phone nightmares come true.
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Rule #1 of Live TV: Don't hit anyone with an axe
At least it wasn’t a trident.