More than 75 million spectators paid to watch professional sporting events in the UK this year 2012, with 11 million watching the Olympics and Paralympics alone.
More than 75 million pay for sport in 2012
Kenny plays down move to Brussels
The Taoiseach is hosting a major conference of Fine Gael's grouping in Brussels, the European People's Party, in Dublin's National Convention Centre.
Bitcoin mystery continues
Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto has said that he is not the creator of Bitcoin. The denial came after a Newsweek report claimed he was the face behind the online currency.
Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung jailed for six years
The 54-year-old was convicted on Monday of five charges relating to HK$720m (£55m) passing through his bank accounts between 2001 and 2007.
- Amazing Spider-Man 2 actor Andrew Garfield visits 'Batkid' in Disneyland
- Parishioners scorched on forehead by holy ashes on Ash Wednesday
- Gardai pursue train vandals down tracks after they smashed windows and pulled emergency handles
- Protesters arrested as violence erupts outside Dublin's Convention Centre
- Girl (16) 'mugged and raped' in laneway beside school
WARNING: Contains Adorableness! Crufts Dog Show
Saoirse Ronan planning 'Bridesmaids' themed 20th birthday bash
Giant cookies, Labrador puppies and chocolate fountains? Irish actress Saoirse Ronan is planning a birthday bash like no other.
Rosanna Davison planning big fat Ritz-Carlton party after €100k Ibiza wedding
Rosanna Davison (29) will be having a midsummer night's dream for her Irish wedding celebrations.
Sean Penn is guest of honour at Dublin human rights awards
Hollywood actor and charity advocate Sean Penn is in Dublin today as the guest of honour at the Front Line Defenders Awards.
Perry teases Cyrus over tweets
Katy Perry has joked that she is going to give Miley Cyrus "the biggest spanking" after the singer poked fun at her ex John Mayer.
Niall Horan phone bombarded with dirty messages after number leaked online
Niall Horan reportedly had to change his number after being bombarded with dirty texts.
Parker Jr: Hollywood star 'unreal'
Ray Parker Jr has burst into song as he unveiled his star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
Jackson 'secret love child' claims
Michael Jackson is at the centre of claims he fathered a secret love child 31 years ago.
Poots couldn't drive before Speed
Imogen Poots has revealed she had never driven a car when she signed up for Need For Speed.
Oprah gives fan her couture dress for their wedding...and they've never met
Legendary chat show host Oprah Winfrey stunned one of her Twitter fans when she agreed to give her a couture gown she wore on a magazine cover.
Easy now, Ted! Graham Linehan in hot water over explicit tweet calling critic a 'f**king moron'
Father Ted creator Graham Linehan is no stranger to controversy, but the outspoken writer has taken his opinionated manner to the next level.