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
Sunday 11 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C
The 5 at 5 5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

EACH WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you five stories you really should check out by 5pm.

1. #MORTGAGES: One in 14 mortgages are now in arrears of more than 90 days – with one in 20 falling behind by six months or more. The new figures from the Central Bank come as the Government revealed that the number of Irish people receiving a Mortgage Interest Supplement has increased five-fold in the past four years.

2. #BERTIE AHERN: Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has told DCUfm that he could have been a contender for the Áras – if Fianna Fáil hadn’t “gone south”, “if there was no downturn” and if it wasn’t for “all the hassle of the tribunals and everything else”.

3. #WELFARE FRAUD: The Department of Social Protection has received 8,560 tip-offs about suspected social welfare fraud so far this year – over 2,000 more than during the same period in 2010. Read how much has been saved by fraud investigations this year here.

4. #CHINA: A female creche worker has been arrested in Shanghai after at least eight children were slashed with a knife. One child was seriously injured in the incident.

5. #A STAR IS BORN: American and Swiss astrophysicists have recreated what they claim is the world’s first realistic simulation of the formation of the Milky Way. The simulation – which you can watch here – show the galaxy growing by absorbing other planetary objects nearby. Nom nom.

Your Voice
Readers Comments