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# independent - Monday 10 February, 2020

Verona Murphy elected in Wexford as Malcolm Byrne loses seat he won in November

Murphy had been dropped from the Fine Gael ticket following a controversial by-election campaign.

# independent - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Independent TD Tommy Broughan announces he will not seek re-election

He was first elected to the Dáil in 1992.

# independent - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Independent TD says Creed should resign if he does not apologise for death threat comments

Creed made the comments in the Dáil yesterday and some farmers are calling for an apology.

# independent - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Michael Harty to vote against Budget over 'uninspired' and 'inadequate' measures

The independent TD said he is “very disappointed” by today’s announcement.

# independent - Sunday 30 September, 2018

Jane Sanders: 'Bernie would have beaten Donald Trump; he hasn't decided yet if he'll run in 2020'

In an interview with, Jane Sanders said that the focus for the next few months was for the Democrats to regain control in the House of Representatives and the Senate.

# independent - Saturday 29 September, 2018

Irish film about dad's cancer battle aims to show impact of illness on families

The film stars Love/Hate actor Kieran O’Reilly.

# independent - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Independent TDs and senators fail to agree on presidential candidate

The group had a “robust debate” this evening.

# independent - Friday 14 September, 2018

From The42 Everton face possible points deduction for pursuit of Marco Silva Inquiry

Everton face possible points deduction for pursuit of Marco Silva

The club are accused of ‘tapping up’ Silva whilst he was head coach of Watford.

# independent - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Nearly four cyclists are hospitalised in Ireland every day

Fifteen cyclists died in road traffic incidents last year.

# independent - Friday 10 November, 2017

'I think I'm doing a good job': Halligan says he isn't resigning after North Korea and interview controversies

His colleague Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran said that he was “embarrassed” when he heard Halligan’s comments on the radio last week.

# independent - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Ireland's biggest newspaper group wants Google and Facebook to pay for news

Company chairman Leslie Buckley said traditional publishers should ‘demand payment’ from the online duopoly.

# independent - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

'No religious influence': Harris defends new maternity hospital ownership in face of criticism

The Master of the new National Maternity Hospital said the facility will “revolutionise healthcare”.

# independent - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Being tough on bankers ... and Fine Gael: How Peter Mathews will be remembered Bank Guarantee This post contains videos

Being tough on bankers ... and Fine Gael: How Peter Mathews will be remembered

Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan is among those to have paid tribute to Mathews, saying Ireland is “a poorer place” without him.

# independent - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Donnelly says he was "eviscerated" online after joining Fianna Fáil

Wickow TD Stephen Donnelly made the move to Fianna Fáil last week.

# independent - Friday 3 February, 2017

Pat Casey says it 'wasn't easy to take' Stephen Donnelly joining Fianna Fáil

The former Social Democrat and independent TD has been sharply critical of Fianna Fáil in the past.

# independent - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Enda Kenny says he's concerned about INM major media merger

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he is concerned about the INM and Celtic Media merger.

# independent - Sunday 5 June, 2016

John Halligan: 'If I could bring in legislation to goddamn jail landlords, I would jail the bastards'

The new minister for state for training and skills has strong views on what should be done to stop rising rents that are forcing people into homelessness.

# independent - Thursday 2 June, 2016

From The42 George Hook is leaving the Independent for a 3-year-old sports website Pastures New

George Hook is leaving the Independent for a 3-year-old sports website

The announcement was made by the Cork-based startup, which launched in 2013.

# independent - Sunday 10 April, 2016

'Dubliners think Donegal may as well be on the moon'

Donegal independent TD Thomas Pringle talks to us about his native county’s uniqueness and why he left Sinn Féin.

# independent - Saturday 26 March, 2016

The final edition of The Independent newspaper is on newsstands today

The paper has been going for 30 years.

# independent - Saturday 27 February, 2016

"Mugabe would be proud" - spoiled votes all over the southeast because of papers not being stamped

The problems have been found in Wexford and Waterford, and one Wexford candidate is less than impressed.

'Tipperary has had a love for me for over 28 years' - Lowry elected on first count

‘Lord Lowry’ – as dubbed in supporters’ banner – tops the poll in newly-united Tipperary constituency.

# independent - Monday 22 February, 2016

# independent - Sunday 21 February, 2016

From The Daily Edge Tipp TD Mattie McGrath's election song is all kinds of cringe The Man In The Van

Tipp TD Mattie McGrath's election song is all kinds of cringe


# independent - Thursday 11 February, 2016

Call for election campaign to be suspended over threat to State security from gangland crime INM

Call for election campaign to be suspended over threat to State security from gangland crime

Independent News & Media released a statement this evening to say some of their reporters were warned about risk to their safety.

# independent - Friday 27 November, 2015

Mick Wallace has published his Project Eagle correspondence with Nama...

The independent TD has called for a commission of inquiry to be set up to investigate claims surrounding the state agency.

# independent - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Controversial Fine Gael TD Sean Conlan resigns from party

The Cavan-Monaghan deputy confirmed his departure today.

# independent - Thursday 19 November, 2015

TD raises concerns that supertrawler may be acting illegally off Donegal coast

The Margiris can process as much as 250 tonnes of fish per day.

# independent - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Ireland's newest political party will abolish water charges and repeal the 8th

The Social Democrats launched in Dublin today. Here’s what we know so far…

# independent - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

What will Haughey do next?

The son of the former taoiseach is considering his options after failing to win the Fianna Fáil nomination in Dublin Bay North last week.

# independent - Monday 22 June, 2015

Here's one senator who WON'T be joining that new political party

Katherine Zappone will run for the Dáil as an independent in Dublin South-West.

# independent - Monday 8 June, 2015

'Cute-hoorism of the worst kind': Averil Power has ANOTHER go at Fianna Fáil

The senator has launched another attack on her former party.

# independent - Sunday 7 June, 2015

Is Averil Power about to enter the 'Battle of the Bay'?

The former Fianna Fáil senator is being tipped to run as an independent in the next general election.

# independent - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Our newest Senator is 'dismayed' at being denied entry to independent group

Averil Power got the nod, but Gerard Craughwell did not.

# independent - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Are you more likely to vote for an independent TD? State Of The Nation This post contains a poll

Are you more likely to vote for an independent TD?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# independent - Thursday 9 April, 2015

'I don't take any pleasure in quitting Fianna Fáil, it was a big part of my life'

David McGuinness has spoken to about his decision to quit Fianna Fáil today.

# independent - Thursday 19 March, 2015

'The one who has the balls to say it': This Fianna Fáil councillor could go independent

David McGuinness says there’s even talk of spurned Fianna Fáil candidates forming a breakaway group.

# independent - Monday 9 March, 2015

Tributes are flowing in for former Herald editor Paul Drury

The veteran journalist passed away peacefully yesterday.

# independent - Thursday 26 February, 2015

'I was told he was just having a panic attack - an hour later, he was dead'

There have been calls for an upgrade in the cardiology services available in University Hospital Waterford.

# independent - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Michael Healy-Rae on the 'personal vendetta' people had against his father

“He will be remembered for an awful long time.”

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