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#Independent

# independent - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Concern that ambulance review outcome "has already been decided"

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 - Thursday 27 February, 2014

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

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

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

# independent - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Three years on, here are the most memorable images of the 2011 election campaign Retrospective This post contains images

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

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?

# independent - Thursday 26 December, 2013

Column: Just how independent are our independents?

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

# independent - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

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

16 brilliantly Irish alternative Christmas cards

Spread festive cheer the way Ireland does best… sarcastically.

# independent - Saturday 16 November, 2013

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

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

# independent - Thursday 24 October, 2013

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

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

# independent - Thursday 29 August, 2013

Clare councillor who served for over 45 years passes away

PJ Burke was first elected in 1941.

# independent - Thursday 22 August, 2013

Tower Records celebrates 20 years of bringing music to Dublin

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

# independent - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Gone: MEP Nessa Childers resigns from Labour

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

# independent - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

# independent - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Noonan plans to crack down on unvouched allowance for independent TDs

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

# independent - Friday 21 June, 2013

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

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.

# independent - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

New regulator 'will restore confidence in planning system'

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

# independent - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

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

“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”.

# independent - Friday 19 April, 2013

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

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.

# independent - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Is Galway West TD Noel Grealish joining Fianna Fáil?

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.

# independent - Thursday 10 January, 2013

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

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.

# independent - Monday 17 December, 2012

Calls for independent student grant appeals system

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

# independent - Monday 3 December, 2012

850 jobs promised as Shannon Airport and Shannon Development to merge

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.

# independent - Thursday 29 November, 2012

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

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.

# independent - Sunday 4 November, 2012

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

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.

# independent - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Poll: If there was an election held today, who would you vote for? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

# independent - Saturday 13 October, 2012

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

# independent - Friday 12 October, 2012

Complaint against Kevin Myers marriage rights article upheld

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.

# independent - Thursday 27 September, 2012

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

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

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

# independent - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

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

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.

# independent - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

# independent - Monday 30 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge VIDEO: Living on a bus, living on an old school bus Bus Living This post contains videos

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

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

# independent - Thursday 19 July, 2012

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

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

# independent - Monday 9 July, 2012

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

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.

# independent - Friday 8 June, 2012

Tense scenes expected at Independent News & Media AGM today

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

# independent - Friday 4 May, 2012

Opposition TDs force Dáil debate on domiciliary care allowance

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.

# independent - Saturday 24 March, 2012

Almost half of voters support EU fiscal treaty referendum – poll

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.

# independent - Monday 19 March, 2012

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

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

# independent - Thursday 8 March, 2012

RTÉ board to meet following BAI ruling on Frontline tweet

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

# independent - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

BAI upholds Gallagher complaint over Frontline tweet

However, the broadcasting authority says it found no evidence that the RTÉ programme had deliberately attempted to conceal information about the tweet.

# independent - Sunday 26 February, 2012

Seven of #GE11's youngest candidates reflect on their run

From financial difficulties to a car crash, candidates recall their campaign experiences – and give advice for any young person considering running for the Dáil.

# independent - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Darren Scully loses Fine Gael whip after remarks about African immigrants

The former Mayor of Naas caused controversy with his remarks about African immigrants in a number of radio interviews last year.