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 9 at 9 Here’s all the news you need to know as you start your day.


Here’s all the news you need to know as you start your day.

1. Political poll

Support for Sinn Féin has dropped to a level almost on par with Fine Gael, putting the two parties neck and neck as the government faces a decision on when in the next year to call a general election

2. Ukraine

The death toll from a Russian strike on a hardware superstore in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv has risen to 11 people.

3. Irish prisons

Prison bosses are in discussions with the Defence Forces to reopen a military prison in The Curragh to ease overcrowding in Irish jails. 

4. Nature

In a new documentary film airing this evening, one man is on a mission to record the call of every bird species in Ireland

5. Arrested

A young man was arrested during an investigation into criminal damage caused by fire at a property in Dublin this week.

6. Lucan Lodge

Families of residents of a Dublin nursing home will hold a protest today against people being moved from the home after its registration was cancelled.

7. Ireland-UK relationship

A Fianna Fáil senator slammed comments made by British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak during a visit to Belfast about his relationship with the Irish government.

8. Urban sprawl

An estimate of  ‘over €100,000 per home’ is trying to put a figure on the cost of Ireland’s urban sprawl.

9. Georgia

A Georgian journalist targeted by masked men was told she faces ‘revenge’ unless she stops working.

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

    Leave a commentcancel