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THE threat of Christmas blackouts has been lifted, but only after ESB management caved in to union demands to make its pension scheme more attractive for workers.
A Dublin city centre hotel had to be evacuated early this morning after a fire broke out in its kitchens.
A NEW wave of prosecutions against solicitors is expected next year following the introduction of laws aimed at clamping down on white-collar crime.
Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed that his voice work for his The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug character was in tribute to his father's reading of JRR Tolkien's books as bedtime stories.
Leighton Meester is to make her Broadway debut as a beautiful temptress in the revival of the classic drama Of Mice And Men.
Miranda Kerr has broken her silence following her split from husband Orlando Bloom.
Mary-Kate Olsen has reportedly been spotted looking at engagement rings, sparking speculation she is about to marry.
Lady Gaga was the toast of the night as she brought the 2013 Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball to a spectacular close.
Jennifer Aniston has shown men don't get in the way of her friendships by inviting Gwyneth Paltrow to her annual Christmas party.
McBusted, the group formed by members of Busted and McFly, have announced a "ridiculous" new gig - headlining Hyde Park.
The Terminator is set to return to the small screen, with a television spin-off series in the works.
Kelly Brook has apparently been spending time with her ex Danny Cipriani, sparking rumours they are back together.
THE troubled actor has said the hardcore porn star he met a few weeks ago is his dream girl.