We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.


The 5 at 5 5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

EACH WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you five things you should know before you head out the door.

1. #ONE NIGHT STAND: A website aimed at college students has removed an article that instructed men on how to “prey” on young women and get them drunk in order to have sex with them.

2. #POPULARITY: The most recent poll on political parties has shown that Fine Gael gained one point since June, though Labour and Sinn Féin are both down.

3. #DUBLIN BUS: Unions representing Dublin Bus workers are expected to ballot members on a new deal next week after talks at the Labour Court wrapped up at 5am this morning.

4. #ASSANGE: Julian Assange has said he will not publicly address Swedish sex allegations before his bid for office in Australia because “Australian men don’t like to talk about their private lives.” There now.

5. #GIANT BABY: A woman in Spain has broken a record, giving birth to a 13lb 6oz baby – without an epidural. Both the mother and her giant baby are said to be doing well.

Readers like you are keeping these stories free for everyone...
A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.