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#Independent

# independent - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

'Lucinda or Shane never knocked at my door ... they probably knew better'

So, are any Senators going to join the new alliance or party?

# independent - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Shane Ross: I want something completely and utterly new, Stephen Donnelly doesn't

The high profile Wicklow TD is bowing out of talks to join the Independent alliance.

It could be nine months before Independents agree on policies --- Michael Fitzmaurice

The man hoping to bring together a new political force in Irish politics dropped by, on his way to meet a potential future candidate…

# independent - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Shane Ross says his new alliance will 'absolutely uproot politics in this country'

Ross and fellow independent Michael Fitzmaurice will be joining forces.

# independent - Sunday 28 December, 2014

Sunday Independent got it wrong on Gerry Adams complaint --- press watchdog

It’s the latest development in the Sinn Féin leader’s long-running battle with the newspaper group.

# independent - Friday 26 December, 2014

Does Shane Ross want to be Taoiseach? His answer might surprise you... Independent Taoiseach This post contains videos

Does Shane Ross want to be Taoiseach? His answer might surprise you...

The independent TD spoke to TheJournal.ie recently…

# independent - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Half of pubs and off-licenses targeted for underage drinking checks were in Dublin

Just more than 1,200 have been carried out over the past three years.

# independent - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

'Sickened by the threats': Will Senators reject water charges?

“If the Seanad wants to be taken seriously it must do the right thing and not be merely a rubber stamp for the Government’s brutal austerity policies.”

# independent - Friday 5 December, 2014

Michael Lowry set to face trial over incorrect tax return charge

The date for his appearence before the Dublin Circuit Court is yet to be set.

# independent - Monday 1 December, 2014

Gardaí and HSE investigate 'force feeding and slapping' at Mayo care facility

A number of staff have been placed ‘off-duty’.

# independent - Sunday 30 November, 2014

'The Taoiseach is just playing games and trying to frighten the bunnies'

Shane Ross has stressed that his latest attempt a new political movement won’t fade away.

# independent - Monday 24 November, 2014

Poll: Does Ireland need a new political party? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does Ireland need a new political party?

Deputy Shane Ross says that the time is right. What do you think?

# independent - Sunday 16 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge No, the Irish Independent didn't photoshop this picture of a protester throwing a brick Irish Water

No, the Irish Independent didn't photoshop this picture of a protester throwing a brick

The photo was taken at yesterday’s protests in Tallaght.

# independent - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

This monster has to be strangled ... and 7 other things we learned from last night's by-election debate

There’s no escaping the issue of Irish Water right now, and all of the candidates had strong opinions to express on the subject. All expect one, that is…

From The42 EPCR to name chairman in next fortnight while ERC staff ponder Swiss move Head Man

EPCR to name chairman in next fortnight while ERC staff ponder Swiss move

Brian O’Driscoll was linked with the role during the summer months.

# independent - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Good news for Enda: Government support up in new poll

The Red C poll for the Sunday Business Post also found the majority of Irish people think the country’s economy is generally on track. There now.

# independent - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Dublin Lord Mayor calls for task force to tackle inner city addiction problems

Christy Burke said that “certain senior politicians don’t see any votes in addiction, so they don’t see it as a priority”.

# independent - Monday 28 July, 2014

Secrecy has become part of Justice Dept's DNA, damning report concludes

The report, initiated in the wake of the Guerin findings, found there was a “closed, secretive” culture in the Department.

# independent - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Opinion: What does it actually take to establish an 'independent' policing authority?

The Justice Minister has spoken out about the need for an Independent Garda Authority – but what will it take to achieve that?

# independent - Monday 7 July, 2014

'The Garth Brooks ship leaves tonight', but city manager won't budge on licensing decision

However, councillors still voted in favour of all five concerts going ahead.

# independent - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Ex-IRA man, anti-drugs campaigner, occasional Joe Dolan impersonator: Meet the Lord Mayor

Christy Burke’s been the headlines recently for his comments about the British royal family. He sat down at the Mansion House this week for a chat about his past, and his plans for the next 12 months…

# independent - Monday 16 June, 2014

David Norris undergoes successful liver transplant, but is still "a bit feeble"

The independent senator was out and about today at Bloomsday celebrations.

# independent - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Whips will not be imposed on Fine Gael and Labour members of banking inquiry

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore met earlier this afternoon.

# independent - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Sinn Féin councillor set to be Dublin Lord Mayor for 2016 celebrations

The five largest groups on the council would share the position for a year each under a ‘rotating chains’ deal, with the independents likely to take the first turn.

# independent - Friday 30 May, 2014

A Ming Dynasty? Here's who's in the running to take the MEP's vacant Dáil seat

The independent politician’s ascension to Europe automatically triggers a by-election in Roscommon-South Leitrim. Who will take his place?

# independent - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Jobs Department denies it withheld Waterford job losses until after the election

Independent TD John Halligan said the Department had been aware of the issue for some time.

# independent - Sunday 25 May, 2014

'We've been waiting for 100 years for someone to come and save us' - Ming calls for political change

Flanagan is expected to secure one of four European seats in the 15-county Midlands North West constituency.

Fine Gael loses two seats in Castlebar as elected independent says people there 'go to bed hungry'

Michael Kilcoyne was elected on the first count, almost doubling the quota. A recount has been called and will take place tomorrow afternoon.

# independent - Sunday 18 May, 2014

From banning Galway people entering Meath to using Grindr: The evolution of election literature

A rundown of political communication methods since the 1920s.

# independent - Monday 12 May, 2014

Rebels claim victory in independence referendums in eastern Ukraine

Complete results are expected later today.

# independent - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Labour Senator's attack on election rival continues amid calls to withdraw 'sexist remark'

An image, posted by Lorraine Higgins’s social media accounts, branded Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan a “turkey”.

# independent - Sunday 4 May, 2014

'They're as stupid as I am, the people with suits' - local election candidate tells it 'as it is'

Independent candidate Kevin Byrne is hoping that an honest approach to campaigning will help him secure a seat on Wicklow County Council.

# independent - Monday 21 April, 2014

Ballot papers in May's elections will be 'unfair and misleading'

Legislation means Independent TDs must list themselves as ‘non-party’ or else leave a blank space.

# independent - Sunday 13 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Here's why John Waters is 'trending' in Ireland today Pantigate

Here's why John Waters is 'trending' in Ireland today

An interview in today’s Sunday Independent has generated much debate.

# independent - Monday 7 April, 2014

Terms for inquiry into GardaGate 'to be decided on tomorrow'

Paschal Donohoe said he expects the inquiry will look at issues such as why Martin Callinan resigned.

# independent - Sunday 30 March, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s been talking about the Sophie Toscan du Plantier case and what the gardaí knew.

# independent - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Leinster House to local council: This former Fianna Fáil TD is going back into politics

Behan resigned from the party in protest to Budget 2009. He’s now throwing his hat back in the ring of local politics, this time, as an independent.

# independent - Monday 24 March, 2014

Light my fire: Independent candidate launches local election bid with burning turf parade

Former Fianna Fáil member burns bridges with party as he launches Independent election campaign.

# independent - Sunday 23 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge 17 Irish independent bookshops you must visit before you die Read My Mind

17 Irish independent bookshops you must visit before you die

These shops are just as special as the books they sell.

'I rely on guys with vans and ladders': Marian Harkin on running as an Independent Election 2014 This post contains videos

'I rely on guys with vans and ladders': Marian Harkin on running as an Independent

The two-time MEP said Ireland “can’t keep relying on” foreign direct investment and must do more to support SMEs and farmers.