Top ten stories for 2011 - what a year it was

President Obama knocks back a pint of plain in Ollie Hayes' publ in Moneygall

Once upon a time there was an agreement that it was comprehensive immigration reform or nothing. The Irish were especially criticized for even suggesting anything else. Then a group of countries broke away and are currently trying to get their own deal. Lesson learned I hope.

Read more: Irish frozen out of a new green card bill in Congress

10. Lennox the condemned dog:

I know it’s a weird one but on out website out readers could not get enough of the pit-bull called Lennox condemned to death in Belfast for being a pit bull.

Read more: Frantic efforts continue to ‘Save Lennox’ the Death Row dog in Belfast