The Sunday Times to remove paywall for two days this weekend – June 8th and 9th – to allow readers enjoy free access to world-class journalism

  • Readers can sample all website content including extensive local and European election coverage, superb interviews, groundbreaking investigations, unrivalled sports coverage and inspiring travel and home content


  • The initiative, in association with Sky, will be supported by extensive advertising campaign across radio and digital


The Sunday Times is removing the paywall on all content for two days this coming weekend to allow readers enjoy free access to world class journalism.

Over Saturday June 8th and Sunday June 9th, readers will be able to sample all the premium content available on website including the latest interviews with cultural icons and world leaders, groundbreaking investigations and unrivalled sports coverage, to inspiring travel and home content. Readers will also enjoy the latest updates on the Local and European elections from Political Editor Hugh O’Connell and Political Correspondent Claire Scott.


Following the open access this weekend, readers will then be able to subscribe for just €5 for 12 months.


The ‘Open Weekend’ paywall removal initiative is in association with Sky, who will engage in a takeover of the homepage on the website across the weekend.

Laurie Kelly, Group Marketing Manager of News Ireland, says the initiative will be supported by an extensive advertising campaign.


“We’re really delighted to open up The Sunday Times’ website for Irish readers this weekend, particularly as there will be a very busy political news agenda with the Local and European elections taking place. It’s a great opportunity for both new and loyal readers to experience the amazing range of high-quality work generated by our dedicated team of journalists in Ireland and across the world. We are supporting the initiative with radio advertising on RTE, Newstalk and across our own Wireless radio stations. We will also have a range of digital advertising across the weekend, as well as engagement via The Sunday Times’ newsletter and own other owned channel communications.’


To enjoy this weekend’s free access to

The Sunday Times, simply visit