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 3 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Notre Dame

This year
In pictures: Notre Dame rout Navy in Aviva college football clash
Dublin’s College Football Classic was won easily by the side that call themselves the Fighting Irish.
In pictures: Notre Dame rout Navy in Aviva college football clash
Dublin’s College Football Classic was won easily by the side that call themselves the Fighting Irish.
Crowds gather in Paris to watch oak trusses raised to roof of Notre Dame Cathedral
With trusses weighing up to seven and a half tonnes, the delicate operation drew crowds along a bridge over the Seine River and on its banks.
Notre Dame is reopening to visitors next year, six years after fire destroyed building's roof
The French cathedral’s spire, which collapsed in the blaze, will gradually start reappearing above the monument this year.
All time
Notre Dame to host Navy at Aviva Stadium in 2023 College Football season opener
The game is scheduled for the Lansdowne Road venue on Saturday, 26 August 2023.
Notre Dame finally declared stable enough for rebuild to begin
Work to secure the historic landmark began the day after a fire tore through it in April 2019.
Paris officials accused of failing to protect locals' health after Notre Dame fire
A legal complaint alleges that authorities endangered lives by failing to react to the risk of lead poisoning.
Notre Dame cathedral to be rebuilt as it looked before fire last year
To stay historically accurate, it will again be built with potentially toxic lead.
College football clash will not take place at Aviva Stadium this summer
Navy and Notre Dame hope to open their season in the US instead.
Notre-Dame square reopens for first time since devastating fire
President Emmanuel Macron reiterated last month his goal of restoring Notre-Dame to its former glory by 2024.
College football organisers say they will wait until June for decision on Dublin fixture
Organisers of the Aer Lingus Classic, set for August, say the game does not need a license and so is not subject to the government’s 5,000-person limit on gatherings.
Notre Dame 'not saved yet' and still in a 'state of peril' following devastating fire
A blaze in April last year destroyed the roof and toppled the spire of the medieval cathedral.
Army general tells chief architect to 'shut his mouth' over Notre Dame reconstruction
A devastating fire ripped through the iconic cathedral in April.
Paris knife attacker identified as IT worker (45) in police intelligence department
The man killed three male officers and a female assistant.
Four officers killed in knife attack at Paris police headquarters
The attacker was shot dead during the attack.
Cleanup halted and schools closed amid reports of lead contamination risks at Notre Dame
A French environmental group has lodged a court case over the allegedly dangerous lead levels.
Cigarette or an electrical fault 'may have caused' Notre-Dame fire
The famous cathedral caught fire in April of this year.
Priests and worshippers in hard hats attend Notre Dame's first mass since fire
Only around 10% of money pledged for the cathedral’s reconstruction has been donated so far.
Children and pregnant women near Notre-Dame asked to test levels of lead in their blood
The tests are being recommended ‘as a precaution’ after the fire caused lead to seep into the air.
Police in Paris believe short-circuit was to blame for Notre Dame blaze
A police official said investigators made an initial assessment of the cathedral on Wednesday.
IOC pledge €500,000 to help ensure Notre Dame ready for Paris 2024
The Olympics take place in the French city in five years time.
Scammers are calling and emailing people asking for Notre-Dame donations
The French Heritage Foundation is accepting donations only through its website; it’s so far collected €13 million.
France launches international contest to help design rebuild of Notre Dame
There’s also growing unease about the vast sums pledged by donors for the rebuild.
Greta Thunberg tells EU it needs 'cathedral-thinking' on climate change
Notre Dame will be rebuilt”, Thunberg told MEPs, “I hope its foundations are strong, I hope ours are even stronger.”
'We can do it': Macron wants Notre Dame rebuilt 'within five years'
Experts have said it could take significantly longer than the French President’s timeframe.
Notre Dame fire: Investigations focus on construction work as world reacts to devastation
The building is said to “holding up well” despite the huge blaze.
French billionaires pledge hundreds of millions of euro to help rebuild Notre Dame
The restoration is expected to take a number of years.
'World weeps for Notre Dame': Front pages lament damage to Paris cathedral
ABC, the paper of record in Spain, called Notre Dame “a Christian memory of Europe”.
Firefighters put out blaze at revered Al-Aqsa Mosque at same time as Notre Dame fire
The fire broke out in the guards’ room but no one was injured.
A 'terrible catastrophe': The world reacts to the burning of Notre Dame
‘I would like to express the feelings of solidarity of the Irish people with the people of France.’
France jails 'jihadist' woman (22) accused over foiled 2016 terror attack in Paris
Madani was jailed for encouraging would-be jihadists to go to Syria and participate in attacks against France.
Five US College Football games set for Dublin as organisers expect €250 million boost to economy
Navy v Notre Dame will be the first of the five-game series to run between 2020 and 2024.
Opinion: Suggesting the 'Fighting Irish' mascot of Notre Dame is offensive is neglectful to history
Notre Dame is an iconic marker of the various expressions of Irishness in this country, writes Eugene O’Driscoll.
Is the Notre Dame 'Fighting Irish' mascot offensive? This US sports broadcaster thinks so
“Pernicious, negative stereotypes of marginalised people that offend even some among them should be changed.”
Man shot after attacking French policeman with a hammer claimed to be 'a soldier of the caliphate'
The suspect later claimed to be a “soldier of the caliphate” of the Islamic State group.
Police shoot and injure man who attacked officer near Notre Dame cathedral
Anti-terrorism prosecutors have opened an investigation into the incident.
Woman behind failed Paris attack engaged to man who killed priest
The woman, referred to as Sarah H, was also betrothed to a man who killed two police officials in June.
Two arrested after potential car bomb found near Notre Dame cathedral in Paris
No detonators were found, police said.
One of college football's biggest teams has expressed an interest in playing in Ireland
And more big names could follow suit.
Kylemore Abbey is NOT for sale, but it's teaming up with a top US university
A new spiritual centre will be housed at the iconic location.