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: 10°C

# Top 10

Last year
All eyes on Frawley as Leinster star looks to make his mark at out-half
The 23-year-old makes a rare start at 10 against Benetton tonight.
All time
RTÉ's top-10 earners list has three women and Tubridy on top
Ray D’Arcy comes straight into the list at number two.
The 10 most read stories on this year
The general election, shootings in Dublin, Pat Hickey – these are the stories you read this year.
Car sales are up almost 20% and these are the most popular makes of 2016
The strongest sales were in Roscommon (30%), while the lowest were in Leitrim (11%).
These are the top 10 skills in demand by Irish employers
Demand remains high for tech skills.
The Top 10 tries by New Zealand's Super Rugby teams are a delight
The Kiwi franchises produced plenty of stunning attack in the 2016 campaign.
Six Nations champs Ireland fourth in first-ever women's World Rugby rankings
World Rugby say the rankings will encourage more matches to be played.
Brive match-winner buys drinks for Connacht fans before starring in singsong
Thomas Laranjeira kicked the winning score in the French side’s 21-18 Challenge Cup win on Saturday.
Top-10 finish for Paul Dunne as his title hopes fade on final day
The Greystones man pocketed a cheque for more than €20,000 for his ninth-place finish in South Africa.
The year of McGregor: These were the most-read articles on The42 in 2015
Thanks for reading – here’s to an even bigger and better year in 2016.
Want to see Ireland as a tourist? These are the official top 10 attractions...
No surprises what comes out on top again…
The Top 10 at 10: Tuesday
Ten things to make you smile tonight.
TripAdvisor reveals top 10 destinations in Ireland, did your favourite place make it?
Dublin lost out on the top spot.
17-year-old Irish snowboarder earns top-10 finish in Slopestyle World Championships final
The teenager previously competed at Sochi for Ireland.
The Top 10: Here's what you were reading on in 2014
Thanks for reading – here’s to an even bigger and better year in 2015.
The top 10 Premier League transfer window deals
AFP Sports lists the 10 most eye-catching moves to have taken place over the course of the close season
FIFA boffins are now saying David Luiz is the World Cup's best player
Swiss air is rare.
Lionel Messi fails to make FIFA list of top 10 World Cup players
James Rodriguez now leading the way as World Cup’s (statistically) best player
Here are the 10 most read stories on this year
Check out the most popular pieces from the past 12 months of sport.
To celebrate Diego Maradona’s birthday, here are 10 of his finest goals
The Argentine great is 53 years young today.
McDowell back in world golf top 10 following RBC Heritage win
The victory saw the Irish golfer snap an almost three-year winless drought on the PGA Tour
Ireland is the 10th best place in the world to be a child
But UNICEF warns childhood must be protected during economic downturn.
1 more year: Team support convinced Wilkinson to play on
Over to you, BOD.
In pictures: Here are the 10 greatest* Irish captains
*In our opinion.
11 crazes we went wild for in 2012
Did you go gaga for Gangnam Style? Or buy a whip keyring after reading 50 Shades of Grey?
Snap: The top 10 Instagram locations in 2012
All is not as it seems, however.
The YouTube Top 10: Because wakeskating in a cranberry bog looks amazing
We’ve also got Wiggo doing his best Paul Weller impression, showjumping in Croke Park and the goal of the week from the ‘other’ Falcao.
The YouTube top 10: because people really don't like Lance Armstrong
In addition, check out what happened when Barack Obama and Mitt Romney made an appearance on Monday Night Football.
The YouTube Top 10: Knock off that fog, here comes Linsanity
Vick Ballard’s amazing touchdown, the Saints sing for the FAI Cup and a face punch straight out of the gates of hell.
No, Jonny. No, no, no: Wilkinson wants to tour with Lions again
He may be 33 and retired from international rugby, but Jonny Wilkinson hasn’t given up hope.
The YouTube Top 10: Because Ryle Nugent impressions are even better than the real thing
Also featuring a hilarious parody mocking the NFL refs.
YouTube top 10: because goalkeeping howlers are funny
Also featuring Jonathan Sexton, Thierry Henry and two Mayo fans’ Iwo Jima moment.
To get you in the mood for the new NFL season, here are the top 10 plays from last year
We had forgotten how good 2011 was.
YouTube Top 10: because Cristiano Ronaldo and co can't stop scoring
Featuring Man United versus Barcelona, Katie Taylor at 15 and a tribute to Timmy McCarthy of basketball commentary fame.
London 2012: Introducing... Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern
The duo finished 10th in the Sailing World Championships last year.
Jack and Emily: Ireland's most popular baby names
Mason and Lexi were new entries in the top 100 list from 2011 as the popularity of traditional Irish names continues to wane.
21st Century Gadgets. Which are the most important so far?
Yeah, Apple features quite heavily.
Top 10 worst kits: Inspired by the launch of Manchester United's gingham masterpiece
You won’t know whether to cheer Rio Ferdinand on next season or lay out a scrumptious picnic on his back.
On the up: Masters champion Watson climbs to Number 4 in world rankings
The golfer from Bagdad … Florida has broken into the Top 10 for the first time while our Rory remains second.
Top 10 readers' comments of the week
Here’s our round-up of the wittiest, most thought-provoking and original comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?