Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Image: Shutterstock

EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, The Journal brings you the five biggest stories of the day.

1. #FLOODS: At least 126 people are dead and hundreds more missing in Germany and Belgium after devastating floods have swept across Europe.

2. #ROTUNDA: Experts have criticised a clinical trial at the Rotunda Hospital, funded by a biomedical company, for the way it presents information to pregnant women on the  risks and benefits of induced labour.

3.#KEVIN LUNNEY: The trial of the men accused of abducting Quinn Industrial Holdings Director Kevin Lunney, is expected to come to a close next week.

4.#THE NORTH: Northern Ireland’s political leaders held “robust talks” today with  Secretary of State Brandon Lewis over the UK government’s new controversial plan to introduce a statute of limitations on prosecutions of Troubles-related offences.

5.#RENT: From today, landlords can no longer apply a 4% increase in rent and must instead link any rent increases on properties in Rent Pressure Zones to inflation.

Making a difference

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.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can make sure we can keep reliable, meaningful news open to everyone regardless of their ability to pay.

Read next:


This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel