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# independent - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Michael Healy-Rae on the 'personal vendetta' people had against his father
# Keeping It In The Family
# Keeping It In The Family

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

Feb 4th 2015, 8:30 PM 18,897 Views 41 Comments

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

# independent - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Have you seen Mick Wallace's epic beard?
# By The Beard Of Mick
# By The Beard Of Mick

Have you seen Mick Wallace's epic beard?

Jan 21st 2015, 6:10 PM 17,841 Views 57 Comments

The independent TD has some unbelievable facial hair tekkers.

'Lucinda or Shane never knocked at my door ... they probably knew better'
# To Join Or Not To Join
# To Join Or Not To Join

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

Jan 21st 2015, 10:00 AM 21,675 Views 46 Comments

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
# Not Interested
# Not Interested

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

Jan 14th 2015, 4:12 PM 33,775 Views 50 Comments

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
# Delivery Date
# Delivery Date

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

Jan 14th 2015, 2:30 PM 9,226 Views 40 Comments

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'
# Independent Revolution
# Independent Revolution

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

Jan 7th 2015, 7:53 AM 27,333 Views 150 Comments

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
# INDO Vs Adams
# INDO Vs Adams

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

Dec 28th 2014, 12:13 PM 19,927 Views 0 Comments

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
# Independent Taoiseach

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

Dec 26th 2014, 7:30 AM 10,344 Views 15 Comments

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
# Test Purchases
# Test Purchases

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

Dec 23rd 2014, 7:00 AM 7,999 Views 13 Comments

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?
# Close Call
# Close Call

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

Dec 16th 2014, 4:00 PM 13,052 Views 123 Comments

“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
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

Michael Lowry set to face trial over incorrect tax return charge

Dec 5th 2014, 2:53 PM 9,237 Views 0 Comments

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
# Áras Attracta
# Áras Attracta

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

Dec 1st 2014, 10:20 PM 27,524 Views 40 Comments

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
# Shane Ross

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

Nov 30th 2014, 11:28 AM 21,286 Views 124 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Does Ireland need a new political party?

Nov 24th 2014, 8:21 AM 23,655 Views 185 Comments

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

# independent - Sunday 16 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 16th 2014, 10:12 AM 74,405 Views 140 Comments

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
# Had It Up To Here
# Had It Up To Here

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

Oct 7th 2014, 11:45 AM 11,879 Views 42 Comments

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…

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

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

Oct 7th 2014, 11:00 AM 2,715 Views 2 Comments

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
# POPULAR KIDS
# POPULAR KIDS

Good news for Enda: Government support up in new poll

Sep 13th 2014, 8:19 PM 16,784 Views 132 Comments

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
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

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

Aug 10th 2014, 3:30 PM 14,232 Views 113 Comments

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
# Closed And Secretive
# Closed And Secretive

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

Jul 28th 2014, 10:57 PM 16,639 Views 74 Comments

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?
# Justice
# Justice

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

Jul 22nd 2014, 1:00 PM 23 Views 5 Comments

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
# Unanswered Prayers
# Unanswered Prayers

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

Jul 7th 2014, 10:45 PM 74,695 Views 260 Comments

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
# Dublin
# Dublin

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

Jun 21st 2014, 4:00 PM 14,176 Views 21 Comments

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"
# Bloomsday
# Bloomsday

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

Jun 16th 2014, 4:10 PM 17,729 Views 26 Comments

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
# Control
# Control

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

Jun 15th 2014, 5:47 PM 6,951 Views 84 Comments

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
# Rotating Chains
# Rotating Chains

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

Jun 5th 2014, 3:14 PM 11,145 Views 29 Comments

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
# Runners And Riders
# Runners And Riders

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

May 30th 2014, 6:45 AM 18,807 Views 41 Comments

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
# Bausch And Lomb
# Bausch And Lomb

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

May 29th 2014, 3:53 PM 12,812 Views 61 Comments

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
# Midlands-North-West
# Midlands-North-West

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

May 25th 2014, 4:51 PM 28,284 Views 86 Comments

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'
# Shattered Dreams
# Shattered Dreams

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

May 25th 2014, 1:33 AM 23,377 Views 72 Comments

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
# VOTE FOR ME!
# VOTE FOR ME!

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

May 18th 2014, 7:45 PM 19,049 Views 18 Comments

A rundown of political communication methods since the 1920s.

# independent - Monday 12 May, 2014

Rebels claim victory in independence referendums in eastern Ukraine
# Split
# Split

Rebels claim victory in independence referendums in eastern Ukraine

May 12th 2014, 7:36 AM 6,360 Views 68 Comments

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'
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

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

May 8th 2014, 2:44 PM 42,083 Views 214 Comments

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'
# Not The Same Old Same Old
# Not The Same Old Same Old

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

May 4th 2014, 4:00 PM 21,928 Views 59 Comments

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'
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

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

Apr 21st 2014, 9:15 AM 11,592 Views 38 Comments

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

# independent - Sunday 13 April, 2014

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

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

Apr 13th 2014, 12:14 PM 20,033 Views 30 Comments

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'
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

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

Apr 7th 2014, 8:49 AM 4,644 Views 20 Comments

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
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Mar 30th 2014, 7:46 PM 20,643 Views 21 Comments

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
# Comeback Kid
# Comeback Kid

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

Mar 29th 2014, 5:00 PM 11,487 Views 18 Comments

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
# All Fired Up
# All Fired Up

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

Mar 24th 2014, 3:45 PM 13,623 Views 27 Comments

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