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
Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Icon

This year
Opinion: Make no mistake - history shows us that Brigit was a boss
Dr Niamh Wycherley says Brigit (St Brigid) would have been a thick-skinned and defiant woman living in a misogynistic and restrictive society.
Last year
Roger Federer says retiring from professional tennis is a ‘bittersweet decision’
The Swiss has been unable to recover from knee surgery and next week’s Laver Cup will be his final event.
German football great Uwe Seeler, the first man to score in four World Cups, dies aged 85
Seeler scored 43 goals in 72 games for his country, and was West German captain for their agonising 1966 World Cup final defeat to England.
All time
Malcolm X's family demand new murder investigation following allegations of FBI involvement
The iconic black activist was shot dead in New York 55 years ago yesterday.
'Paul O'Connell has an aura, a presence - he's a world class operator'
Munster and Ireland prop Dave Kilcoyne has outlined the impact the former Lions captain has had in Ireland camp.
Baseball mourns death of long-time home run king Hank Aaron
Aaron passed Babe Ruth’s long-standing record in 1974 and his mark stood until an era rife with performance enhancing drugs.
'He has always stood up for us' - Napoli honour Maradona amid Europa League win
Players stepped out onto the pitch wearing his number 10 jersey before their victory over Rijeka.
Prime Minister urged not to deny Lewis Hamilton a knighthood over tax status
Motorsport UK chairman David Richards points to the seven-time world champion’s charitable work and push for equality and diversity.
'I have my good and bad days. This is normal for people my age' - Pele
Three-time World Cup winner Pele – who turns 80 in October – rejected claims over his health on Thursday.
Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies aged 85
The German high fashion icon was the creative director at Chanel since 1983.
'You're living my dream': Classy Connor shares reverence for Taylor in champion's changing room
Connor didn’t hide her admiration for Taylor as the fighters embraced following the Irishwoman’s third-round victory.
Janet Jackson cited #MeToo in her powerful acceptance speech at the Billboard Music Awards last night
She’s the first woman of colour to win the Billboard Icon Prize.
Juventus icon Buffon has no referee rant regrets: ‘I’d say it all again’
The legendary goalkeeper blasted Michael Oliver after his controversial midweek decision in the Champions League.
Will Smith took the mick out of son Jaden by recreating one of his music videos
To a tee.
Brazilian legend Ronaldo wants to buy a football club in England or Spain
The World Cup winner is eager to get into ownership and has set his sights on the Championship or La Liga 2.
This is how Gemma Collins became an icon in her own right
The British Rihanna, perhaps?
Ajax rename Amsterdam Arena to honour club legend Johan Cruyff
Today would have been his 70th birthday.
Legendary US actress Mary Tyler Moore has died
She was 80 years old.
Ali scripted funeral plans in exacting detail in 'The Book'
The Champ knew how he wanted to say farewell.
Police have "no reason to believe" Prince took his own life
The iconic musician was found unresponsive in a lift at his Paisley Park estate
Amsterdam ArenA could be renamed after Johan Cruyff
The Dutch legend tragically passed away on Thursday, leading to a number of suggestions on social media suggesting the Amsterdam ArenA be renamed in his honour.
'You gave us so much': The music world mourns David Bowie
“David’s friendship was the light of my life,” his friend and collaborator Iggy Pop said.
Here's seven things you didn't know about Coke's hundred-year-old bottle
If you’re drinking gallons of the stuff this festive season, you might as well know some of its history…
One of America's greatest female athletes of all time has announced her retirement
No one – male or female – has scored more international goals than Abby Wambach’s tally of 184.
Sports Film of the Week: Seve the Movie
This recently released film charts the rise of the late, great Severiano Ballesteros.
One of the greatest back rows ever can't wait to face 'the best team in the northern hemisphere'
Sergio Parisse rates Ireland very highly.
'This is something I'll take with me forever' - Toulon's Jonny Wilkinson
Meanwhile, Saracen’s Irish Director of Rugby, Mark McCall, will focus his side’s attention on the Premiership final.
'Once in a generation' Wilkinson eager for Heineken Cup happy ending
The Toulon out-half plays his second last professional game tomorrow against Saracens.
'I'd like to be there when Larsson leads Celtic out' -- Aiden McGeady
Martin O’Neill praised the Swede’s qualities as a player before laughing off suggestions that Roy Keane could take the job instead.
On Audrey Hepburn's 85th birthday, here are 5 things you mightn't know about her
The iconic actress passed away in 1993, but remains one of Hollywood’s most celebrated personalities.
Inter legend Zanetti to become club director at the end of the season
The veteran defender will soon hang up his well-worn boots.
Donnacha O'Callaghan set to surpass O'Gara as Munster's most capped player
The second row is in line to make his 241st appearance for the province this weekend.
Ronaldo to open museum dedicated to himself
The Real Madrid winger is backing the opening on the island of Madeira
Cricket's 'Little Master' Tendulkar to retire after 200th Test
One of the greatest batsmen of all time is bowing out.
It’s official*: Tiger Woods is back!
*’Official’ cos Sports Illustrated say he’s back, that’s why.
11 moments that prove Christopher Walken is amazing
He’s gonna need more cowbell to celebrate his birthday.
So, Manchester City celebrated their latest win with The Hoff
We’re just not quite sure why.
Man throws paint at ancient Catholic icon of Virgin Mary
Some believe the Black Madonna of Czestochowa, an ancient Polish icon of the Virgin Mary, can work miracles.
Does my ranking look big in this? Venus causes a storm in latest dress
She’s a dedicated follower of fashion. And one of the best tennis players to ever live, of course.