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
Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Nice Try

All time
# Nice Try
North Korea says it foiled a CIA attempt to assassinate Kim Jong-Un
It is claimed a man named Kim was being coerced into killing the North Korean leader using a biochemical weapon.
# Nice Try
Employee pockets €20,000 dropped by ambassador in an airport and gets arrested
Around half the money has been recovered. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
# Chancer
This Waterford lad's method of getting to his car in a flood is heroic
Well, it’s a WAY to beat the floods.
# Bad Form
Rickshaw driver attempts to charge family €290 for 10-minute ride
Thankfully, police arrived at the scene while the incident was ongoing.
# Nice Try
Dunnes Stores agrees to pay rise but workers say that's not good enough
The big sticking point is the fact that three quarters of staff are on part-time flexible contracts.
# Nice Try
Three men tell High Court they should be let out of jail because of the ecstasy loophole
Three men went to court to argue that they shouldn’t be in jail because the drugs weren’t illegal when they were arrested and imprisoned.
# Fail
Men attempt to unclasp bras, fail miserably
It’s HARD, in fairness.
# Nice Try
"Can I have my rope ladder back?," Mick Wallace asks judge in Shannon case
Mick Wallace and Clare Daly are in court over their alleged illegal entrance into Shannon Airport last year.
# Faking it
Thief fakes heart attack so his friend can steal toys
Nice try, but no.
# Nice Try
New York man charged with hiding cocaine and LSD in anti-drugs teddy bear
Daren the anti-drug Spokes-lion always wins in the end…
# violent veg
Potato-wielding man attempts to rob dry-cleaners and garage, fails
A blatant misuse of our national treasure.
# Nice Try
Baseball fan eats concrete after hopelessly heroic dive for foul ball
Nothing was harmed, bar one man’s pride.
WATCH: Ghost caught on camera robbing an off-licence
This shocking footage will spook you out.
# Nice Try
Scott Carson double bluffs himself to concede bizarre penalty
The former England international tried to psyche out David Nugent. The tactic almost worked.
# Nice Try
52-year-old French mum disguises herself as teenage daughter to sit exam
Thanks a lot, ma.
# Nice Try
White House strikes back on Death Star (because it would cost $850 quadrillion)
Almost 35,000 people had signed a petition asking the US government to build a Death Star – but the White House says it does not support blowing up planets. Boo.
# Cheeky
Nice try: Two kids try to take the Olympic torch
The kids broke through a cordon and briefly got their hands on the torch before they were shepherded away.
# Nice Try
US lottery winner must pay cheated co-workers $10m
The man had claimed he won the money on a personal ticket – but a jury disagreed.
# Nice Try
Mick Wallace wants Dáil summer break to move - so TDs can watch Euro 2012
The Wexford politician wants TDs to be able to enjoy the Irish football team’s participation at next year’s European Championships.
# Nice Try
Woman tries to smuggle husband out of prison... in a bag
Suspicions were raised when the woman left the facility with a bulky suitcase after a conjugal visit.
# Love Hurts
After 2 years on the run, Irish "Ho Hum Bandit" was shopped by his ex
He apparently thought he might win her back if he showed her his photo on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. Bless.