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
Monday 5 June 2023 Dublin: 10°C


Last month
May 2023
# Jeddah
Zelenksyy calls out Arab leaders for supporting Russia after Assad's return to the Arab League
This meeting marks the return of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad – a staunch Russian ally.
# timothy schofield
Brother of Phillip Schofield jailed after being convicted of child sex offences
Timothy Schofield was convicted of 11 sexual offences involving a child following a trial at Exeter Crown Court.
# New South Wales
95-year-old woman left in 'critical condition' after being tasered by Australian police
Officers were deployed to the residence on Wednesday after being alerted that the woman was “armed with a knife”.
Craving a takeaway? Here’s some inspiration to help you order a delicious meal
Visit Deliveroo’s app or website to order some mouthwatering meals.
# New Zealand
Man accused of igniting Wellington hostel fire claims in court that someone else started blaze
Today, police revised the confirmed death toll to five, after firefighters previously said six bodies had been located.
# West Ham
West Ham players climb hoardings as AZ supporters confront families after match
Pablo Fornals’ injury-time winner prompted a gang of black-shirted, hooded AZ ultras to attempt to storm into the seating area.
# Vatican
Man arrested after car driven through Vatican gate and into palace courtyard
Vatican police shot at the vehicle’s tyres as it made its way into a courtyard at the Apostolic Palace.
# Japan
US set to unveil 'significant' new sanctions on Russia at G7 summit in Hiroshima
Over three days, leaders will try to forge a united front on Russia, China and a host of other issues.
# Undersea cables
UK and Norway sign agreement to protect undersea infrastructure
The EU last year said leaks in two major gas pipelines from Russia to Europe had been caused by sabotage but stopped short of explicitly accusing the Kremlin.
# Art
US Supreme Court rules against Andy Warhol's estate in copyright dispute over image of Prince
The photo taken by Lynn Goldsmith was used as the basis for a screenprint of the musician created by the pop artist.
# irish neutrality
Tánaiste questions Triple Lock and calls for greater NATO links in major defence policy speech
The opposition have criticised the use of a consultation forum rather than a citizens’ assembly.
# Queen's Funeral
Queen's funeral cost UK Government more than €186 million
The Treasury has ‘fully refunded’ the Scottish and Welsh Governments.
# New Zealand
Man charged with arson over Wellington hostel fire that killed at least six people
The man will face Wellington District Court tomorrow, police said.
# s club 7
S Club 7 member Paul Cattermole died of 'natural causes', coroner says
He found dead at his home in Dorset, England on 6 April at the age of 46.
# Mount Everest
Two more climbers die after being on Everest, bringing climbing season death toll to seven
Nepal has issued 478 permits for Everest to foreign climbers this season, which runs until early June.
# Black sea
Russia agrees two-month extension to deal allowing Ukrainian grain to be exported
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that the two sides had agreed to extend the deal.
# Duke and Duchess of Sussex
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 'near-catastrophic' two-hour car chase with paparazzi
The chase resulted in “multiple near collisions” involving pedestrians, police officers and other drivers using the road.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were yesterday involved in an over two-hour long 'near-catastrophic' car chase in New York.
New York Police Department said that "numerous photographers" made the couple's transport "challenging".
Paparazzi have been described as "reckless and irresponsible" by New York's mayor.
# under the sea
Titanic shipwreck captured in first full-sized 3D scan
The images show the wreck as if it were lifted from the water and reveals the smallest details, like the serial number on one of the propellers.
Struggling with energy bills? Here are some resources which could help you
There are several resources available from the Government and energy suppliers that can help ease the burden posed by energy bills.
# occupied territories
Palestinian campaigners condemn delay to bill to prevent Irish investment in Israeli settlements
The bill would stop the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund from investing in companies that operate in the occupied territories.
# UK
Tory bill to abolish no-fault evictions in England to come before UK Parliament
The ban was part of the Conservatives’ 2019 election manifesto.
European elections to be held between 6 and 9 June next year
Each country can choose which day to hold their own elections within that time frame.
# heating up
Hottest year of modern records highly likely to come in next five years - report
Average temperature increase may temporarily break the important 1.5 degree threshold by 2027.
# China
Liz Truss calls for 'economic Nato' to counter China's influence
China warned that Truss should stop defending Taiwanese independence or else she would ‘further expose herself as a failed politician’.
# US
Actor Danny Masterson ‘used drugs and Scientology to get away with raping women’
The former That 70s Show actor has pleaded not guilty to three counts of rape.
# Theranos
Elizabeth Holmes loses latest bid to avoid prison and gets hit with $452m bill
A judge will set a new date for the former Theranos boss to leave her home in the San Diego area and report to prison.
# Hostel fire
Hostel blaze in New Zealand that killed at least six people being treated as arson
Police have confirmed that the case is being treated as a homicide investigation.
Air policing deal between Ireland and UK signed off without ministerial signature
Controversy broke out last week as opposition TDs asked for clarity on the supposed deal with the RAF.
# reykjavik
Zelenskyy thanks Council of Europe for 'damages register' and calls for additional fighter jets
He also called on leaders to support Ukraine’s ‘peace formula’.
# National Security
'No need' for Coveney to correct Dáil record on RAF deal but Tánaiste giving issue 'ongoing reflection'
Previously Simon Coveney, as then Minister for Defence and Foreign Affairs, denied there was a deal.
# Ukraine
Ukraine supreme court chief detained in $2.7 million corruption probe
Prosecutors said that members of the court were bribed by a billionaire in exchange for a favourable ruling.
# dresden
Five sentenced to prison for spectacular Dresden museum jewellery heist
The thieves made off with a haul worth more than €113 million from the Green Vault museum in 2019.
# Lawsuit
Woman suing former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani for €9.2m claims he coerced her into sex
Noelle Dunphy says she worked for the former mayor of New York as a consultant for two years.
# Job Losses
Vodafone cutting 11,000 jobs as new CEO says group ‘must change’
Newly appointed CEO Margherita Della Valle said that the company’s performance “has not been good enough”.
# Cyclone Mocha
At least 29 reported dead after Cyclone Mocha tears through Bangladesh and Myanmar
Cyclone Mocha is the biggest storm to hit the Bay of Bengal in more than a decade.
# Belgrade
Girl wounded in Serbia school shooting dies, bringing death toll to 10
The girl had been in a critical condition with head injuries following the attack on 3 May.
# New York
Vice Media files for bankruptcy protection in the US ahead of sale
The company’s lenders have agreed to buy it if no better bids can be found.
# uk coronation
Taoiseach says comments posted by partner during UK coronation were disrespectful
Leo Varadkar said he had spoken to Matt Barrett about the matter, and he was confident it would not happen again.
# Seville
Dublin firefighters praised after helping seriously injured motorcyclist in Spain
Seville’s emergency services said the men’s actions prevented the man from experiencing respiratory failure and cardiac arrest.
# Ukraine
Zelensky meets Sunak as UK promises extra military aid for Ukraine
Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky met Rishi Sunak at Chequers for talks on the response to the Russian invasion.
# Turkiye
Turkish presidential election heading toward run-off as Erdogan falls short
Erdogan said he could still win but would respect the nation’s decision if the race went to a run-off vote in two weeks.
# Vienna
Two people charged after Hitler speeches played on Austrian train’s intercom
Spreading Nazi propaganda is a criminal offence in Austria.