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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 13,711 Views 27 Comments

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

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

17 Irish independent bookshops you must visit before you die

Mar 23rd 2014, 6:00 PM 100,503 Views 89 Comments

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
# Election 2014

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

Mar 23rd 2014, 10:30 AM 8,989 Views 31 Comments

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

Concern that ambulance review outcome "has already been decided"
# Ambulance
# Ambulance

Concern that ambulance review outcome "has already been decided"

Mar 19th 2014, 8:32 AM 6,330 Views 29 Comments

SIPTU has called for an independent review of the situation after it emerged that there were plans to remove the ambulance service from Dublin Fire Brigade.

Independent News and Media chief executive to step down later this year
# INM
# INM

Independent News and Media chief executive to step down later this year

Feb 27th 2014, 8:38 PM 7,246 Views 7 Comments

Vincent Crowley has worked with the media giant for more than two decades.

Three years on, here are the most memorable images of the 2011 election campaign
# Retrospective
# Retrospective

Three years on, here are the most memorable images of the 2011 election campaign

Feb 25th 2014, 9:25 AM 13,725 Views 44 Comments

This time three years ago Ireland was in the middle of one of the most dramatic general elections the country has ever seen. Remember all these memorable moments from the campaign?

Column: Just how independent are our independents?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Just how independent are our independents?

Dec 26th 2013, 3:00 PM 32 Views 52 Comments

Political epiphany or political expediency? Cllr. Joe Conway explores the reasons behind political candidates opting to go independent.

16 brilliantly Irish alternative Christmas cards
# Ah Here
From The Daily Edge
# Ah Here

16 brilliantly Irish alternative Christmas cards

Dec 10th 2013, 9:30 PM 61,601 Views 28 Comments

Spread festive cheer the way Ireland does best… sarcastically.

Nessa Childers not decided on which European constituency to run in next year
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Nessa Childers not decided on which European constituency to run in next year

Nov 16th 2013, 10:00 AM 5,163 Views 19 Comments

The former Labour MEP faces an uphill battle to retain her European Parliament seat next year.

Here's how the London Independent covered Prince George's christening
# Brevity
# Brevity

Here's how the London Independent covered Prince George's christening

Oct 24th 2013, 11:30 AM 20,815 Views 37 Comments

Most British papers ran pages of photographs of the christening – but that’s not how the Independent rolls.

Clare councillor who served for over 45 years passes away
# Pj Burke
# Pj Burke

Clare councillor who served for over 45 years passes away

Aug 29th 2013, 8:15 PM 8,028 Views 21 Comments

PJ Burke was first elected in 1941.

Tower Records celebrates 20 years of bringing music to Dublin
# Music
# Music

Tower Records celebrates 20 years of bringing music to Dublin

Aug 22nd 2013, 2:55 PM 6,452 Views 40 Comments

The store was originally opened as part of the Tower Records chain, but is now independent.

Gone: MEP Nessa Childers resigns from Labour
# Resignation
# Resignation

Gone: MEP Nessa Childers resigns from Labour

Jul 24th 2013, 11:05 AM 8,602 Views 49 Comments

Childers had already resigned from the parliamentary party in April but is now going to run as an independent.

How British newspaper front pages covered the royal baby
# It's A Boy
# It's A Boy

How British newspaper front pages covered the royal baby

Jul 23rd 2013, 7:53 AM 24,041 Views 73 Comments

They went all out.

Noonan plans to crack down on unvouched allowance for independent TDs
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Noonan plans to crack down on unvouched allowance for independent TDs

Jul 21st 2013, 10:30 AM 5,326 Views 49 Comments

The Minister for Finance will bring proposals to Government very soon to change the law around the unvouched allowance system for independent TDs.

'I was never a government TD' - Patrick Nulty on 'electoral con-job' claims
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

'I was never a government TD' - Patrick Nulty on 'electoral con-job' claims

Jun 21st 2013, 8:30 PM 6,734 Views 38 Comments

The now independent TD has defended his decision to resign from the Labour Party in the wake of claims he committed “an electoral con-job” on the people of Dublin West.

New regulator 'will restore confidence in planning system'
# Planning
# Planning

New regulator 'will restore confidence in planning system'

May 7th 2013, 3:51 PM 6,124 Views 37 Comments

The establishment of such a regulator was recommended in the Mahon Tribunal’s report.

Independent radio stations tell Rabbitte: Don't let RTE monopolise the airwaves
# Tensions
# Tensions

Independent radio stations tell Rabbitte: Don't let RTE monopolise the airwaves

Apr 30th 2013, 12:05 PM 4,977 Views 74 Comments

“Despite the fact that RTE is a minority player in terms of audience they hold a virtual stranglehold on public funding from the licence fee”.

Column: The insolvency process should be a competent public system that ensures everyone has access
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The insolvency process should be a competent public system that ensures everyone has access

Apr 19th 2013, 1:00 PM 51 Views 23 Comments

The Personal Insolvency Practitioners (PIP) will not be given prescriptive rules around charges, meaning the person who is really in trouble and has no funds could be left on the insolvency scrap heap, writes David Hall, who says there are a number of issues that need to be changed immediately.

Is Galway West TD Noel Grealish joining Fianna Fáil?
# Switch-up
# Switch-up

Is Galway West TD Noel Grealish joining Fianna Fáil?

Apr 13th 2013, 7:30 AM 6,590 Views 30 Comments

The independent TD declined to comment when asked if he was interested in joining the party which itself has denied it has approached the former Progressive Democrat deputy.

Irish Daily Star re-appoints former editor and moves to Independent HQ
# Irish Daily Star
# Irish Daily Star

Irish Daily Star re-appoints former editor and moves to Independent HQ

Jan 10th 2013, 5:00 PM 12,369 Views 26 Comments

Ger Colleran back in the editorial hot seat as Star moves to Talbot Street – and Sunday World MD doubles up his role to take over managing director job there too.

Calls for independent student grant appeals system
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

Calls for independent student grant appeals system

Dec 17th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,226 Views 9 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Seán Fleming said that the office of the Ombudsman currently does not cover the student grant processing.

850 jobs promised as Shannon Airport and Shannon Development to merge
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

850 jobs promised as Shannon Airport and Shannon Development to merge

Dec 3rd 2012, 12:44 PM 5,634 Views 28 Comments

The Government made the announcement today, saying that Shannon Airport will be granted full independence and a new commercial aviation and trade entity will be created.

Where were the 38 TDs who didn’t vote on the abortion bill?
# Abortion
# Abortion

Where were the 38 TDs who didn’t vote on the abortion bill?

Nov 29th 2012, 4:49 PM 17,163 Views 51 Comments

A TV interview, planting a tree, “official business” and committee work in Mozambique are among the reasons for some TDs not voting on last night’s abortion bill.

Column: Stephen Donnelly: Here's what a week off for a TD actually looks like
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Stephen Donnelly: Here's what a week off for a TD actually looks like

Nov 4th 2012, 12:35 PM 92 Views 49 Comments

Skyfall, constituency work, money we owe to Anglo, and a face-off with Richie Boucher of Bank of Ireland – Stephen Donnelly shares exactly what he did on his mid-term break this week.

Poll: If there was an election held today, who would you vote for?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: If there was an election held today, who would you vote for?

Oct 20th 2012, 10:42 AM 18,394 Views 193 Comments

It’s a long way off but how would you vote if there were an election right now?

7 amazing quotes from the Independent's interview with Chris de Burgh
# Toothpaste
From The Daily Edge
# Toothpaste

7 amazing quotes from the Independent's interview with Chris de Burgh

Oct 13th 2012, 7:40 PM 4,865 Views 1 Comment

“I am much loved.”

Complaint against Kevin Myers marriage rights article upheld
# Kevin Myers
# Kevin Myers

Complaint against Kevin Myers marriage rights article upheld

Oct 12th 2012, 10:25 AM 15,046 Views 118 Comments

The column by Myers was printed in the Irish Independent on 14 March 2012. The news was welcomed by Marriage Equality and BeLonG To Youth Services.

Friday's Independent (UK) front page describes John Terry as 'racist'
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Friday's Independent (UK) front page describes John Terry as 'racist'

Sep 27th 2012, 11:13 PM 13,560 Views 71 Comments

The Chelsea captain received a four-match ban from the FA earlier today.

Column: Stephen Donnelly TD answers 10 questions he's frequently asked by the public
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Stephen Donnelly TD answers 10 questions he's frequently asked by the public

Aug 7th 2012, 7:15 AM 485 Views 64 Comments

Are Dáil holidays too long? What do TDs do all day? And what’s the food like in the Leinster House canteen? Independent TD Stephen Donnelly answers some of questions most frequently asked of TDs.

Twitter restores journalist's account after backlash
# Twitter
# Twitter

Twitter restores journalist's account after backlash

Jul 31st 2012, 9:30 PM 7,899 Views 7 Comments

Guy Adams’ account was “unsuspended” this evening after the site shut it down following his criticism of NBC’s coverage of the Olympics.

'Ethical questions raised' after journalist's Twitter account suspended
# Twitter
# Twitter

'Ethical questions raised' after journalist's Twitter account suspended

Jul 30th 2012, 8:50 PM 12,146 Views 24 Comments

Twitter has suspended the account of the Independent’s Los Angeles bureau chief Guy Adams, days after he criticised NBC’s London Olympics 2012 coverage.

VIDEO: Living on a bus, living on an old school bus
# Bus Living
From The Daily Edge
# Bus Living

VIDEO: Living on a bus, living on an old school bus

Jul 30th 2012, 7:00 PM 7,776 Views 12 Comments

A US couple have converted a school bus (which still goes) into a two-storey home.

Column: The Dept of Finance is either unable - or unwilling - to fix childcare
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Dept of Finance is either unable - or unwilling - to fix childcare

Jul 19th 2012, 7:15 AM 51 Views 44 Comments

The Department of Finance is refusing to run the numbers on making childcare tax deductible. It’s not good enough, writes Stephen Donnelly.

Column: Ireland needs a new political party and here’s how we do it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ireland needs a new political party and here’s how we do it

Jul 9th 2012, 7:00 AM 58 Views 101 Comments

Ireland has reached a point where the current political establishment is not serving the interests of the people, argues Martin Critten who intends to form a new party with a Citizens’ Charter.

Tense scenes expected at Independent News & Media AGM today
# Media
# Media

Tense scenes expected at Independent News & Media AGM today

Jun 8th 2012, 8:29 AM 1,917 Views 1 Comment

The company has asked shareholders to remove a representative of Denis O’Brien from his position as director.

Opposition TDs force Dáil debate on domiciliary care allowance
# Cuts
# Cuts

Opposition TDs force Dáil debate on domiciliary care allowance

May 4th 2012, 9:29 AM 2,228 Views 5 Comments

The allowance is given to the carer of children with severe disabilities who need close supervision. Opposition TDs say there have been significant problems with the payment recently.

Almost half of voters support EU fiscal treaty referendum – poll
# Poll
# Poll

Almost half of voters support EU fiscal treaty referendum – poll

Mar 24th 2012, 6:48 PM 2,522 Views 78 Comments

Almost one in five voters say they don’t know how they will vote in the referendum according to the Sunday Business Post/Red C poll.

People using household charge "to express their anger", says Wallace
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

People using household charge "to express their anger", says Wallace

Mar 19th 2012, 10:27 AM 7,519 Views 191 Comments

Independent TD Mick Wallace said today that people are showing their anger at the government through refusing to pay the household charge.

RTÉ board to meet following BAI ruling on Frontline tweet
# Frontline
# Frontline

RTÉ board to meet following BAI ruling on Frontline tweet

Mar 8th 2012, 8:58 AM 1,566 Views 15 Comments

RTÉ chairman Tom Savage will convene the broadcaster’s board, while a Sean Gallagher spokesman doesn’t rule out legal action.