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#Independent

# independent - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

One year after #GE11: Join TheJournal.ie’s voter panel

We want to hear from people across the country: How do you feel about that historic election 12 months later?

# independent - Thursday 2 February, 2012

In full: 1 in 5 TDs claimed more than €50k in expenses last year

34 TDs in the 31st Dail claimed over €50,000 in expenses from the Oireachtas last year – here’s the full list.

# independent - Friday 20 January, 2012

Senator says we should allow fracking - to create jobs

Feargal Quinn suggests that companies could be asked to put up a bond equal to the clean-up cost of any possible environmental damage.

# independent - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Ennis is not a racist town - Mayor

Mayor Michael Guilfoyle defended the Clare town after a man was jailed for 9 months for a racist attack on a taxi driver in the town.

# independent - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

As it happened: Leaders' Questions in the Dáil

All the action from the Dáil chamber as Enda Kenny took questions during this afternoon’s Leaders’ Questions

# independent - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Column: I will vote against the government on the Budget tonight - here's why

Labour Party TD Patrick Nulty will be voting against the government and his party over the Budget. Here, in an exclusive piece for TheJournal.ie, he explains why he disagrees with this ‘unjust’ approach.

# independent - Monday 10 October, 2011

Government urged to address 'sub-standard' prison conditions

The Irish Penal Reform Trust has also asked the government to commit to a timeframe in bringing prison conditions in line with international standards.

# independent - Saturday 1 October, 2011

Mary Davis reiterates independence and defends quango payments

There are reports today that Mary Davis was appointed to three state boards by FF ministers, and paid almost €190,000 in total. She says she has no political affiliations.

#Áras11 diary: Where the candidates will be today

Want to meet the presidential candidates? Keep up to date with where they are campaigning with TheJournal.ie’s daily updates.

# independent - Saturday 24 September, 2011

'I am a unifier': McGuinness reacts to campaign criticism

As Fine Gael’s Gay Mitchell questions Martin McGuinness’ fitness to hold the office of the presidency, the Sinn Féin candidate says he is confident he can lead the effort “to build a new republic”.

# independent - Friday 23 September, 2011

# independent - Monday 19 September, 2011

Dana: I’m running for President

The former MEP and Eurovision winner has launched another bid for the Áras, having finished third in the 1997 presidential election. Listen to her press conference here.

# independent - Friday 16 September, 2011

Poll: Should David Norris rejoin the race for the Áras? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should David Norris rejoin the race for the Áras?

It seems likely that Senator Norris will declare on tonight’s Late Late Show that he is back in the race to secure a presidential nomination. Do you think he’s right to restart his campaign?

# independent - Thursday 15 September, 2011

David Norris is "an active candidate", says independent TD

Maureen O’Sullivan says David Norris spoke at a meeting of independents as if he was still looking for their nomination to run.

Fianna Fáil calls meeting to discuss backing Senator's independent Áras campaign

…but it’s not David Norris. Rather, Labhrás Ó Murchú is asking FF to allow individual TDs and Senators help him get nominated.

# independent - Monday 12 September, 2011

From The42 Independent denies any responsibility for cancellation of Fantasy RWC game Game Over

Independent denies any responsibility for cancellation of Fantasy RWC game

The Irish Independent insist they hold no responsibility for the cancellation of a Fantasy Rugby World Cup game that had appeared on its site.

# independent - Friday 9 September, 2011

What new slogans would you give Davis and Mitchell?

As two presidential candidates run with essentially the same slogan, we’re asking what you would consider replacing that slogan with for each.

# independent - Monday 5 September, 2011

Councils formally pledge support for Gallagher and Davis

The two independent presidential candidates need to secure at least four nominations each before the end of this month – and now have two apiece.

# independent - Monday 29 August, 2011

Poll: Who gets your vote for President of Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who gets your vote for President of Ireland?

With only four candidates currently putting their names forward for the Áras, we give you the chance to tell us which (of any) of them gets your No.1.

# independent - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

Johann Hari suspended from the Independent

Journalist Johann Hari had been accused of plagiarism but admitted to using unattributed quotes in some of his articles.

# independent - Monday 11 July, 2011

Column: Why the Irish abroad threaten the status quo

US-based Irish publisher Niall O’Dowd says the Diaspora represents a financial, tourism and cultural juggernaut and yet is treated with ambivalence and disrespect – and its members made to feel less than Irish.

# independent - Thursday 31 March, 2011

Michael Lowry refuses to resign after official request

Motion of censure passed against Lowry who says not a day has passed in 14 years where he has not been “abused and villified”.

# independent - Wednesday 2 March, 2011

Results in after epic 73-hour count in Galway West

The 60,647 votes in Galway West have been counted, counted, and counted again – and elected five TDs this morning.

# independent - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

All Dáil seats now filled but recount in Galway West with five candidates elected

A full recount will get underway in Galway West this afternoon with five candidates already elected but not yet declared.

# independent - Monday 28 February, 2011

Dick Roche: "There are a lot of errors" in Wicklow count

The under-threat minister says he still has a shout in Wicklow – and that there are ‘hundreds’ of papers under scrutiny.

Revealed: the ten biggest winners and losers of Election 2011 GE11 This post contains images

Revealed: the ten biggest winners and losers of Election 2011

We’ve totted up the figures, quantified the quotas, and worked out the ten most – and least – popular politicians in Ireland.

The 'high-maintenance independents' prepare to take their seats in the Dáil

We look at the more colourful TDs who will take their seats in Dáil Eireann next week.

# independent - Sunday 27 February, 2011

Blow-by-blow: How each party fared in Election 2011

In a nutshell, where each party made its breakthroughs across the country – and where Fianna Fáil’s collapse hit hardest.

The PDs return: former party fares better in 2011 than 2007

The party that disbanded after its election slaughter in 2007 sees its former candidates gain ground this time around.

The Half Past Fix: 9.30pm

EVERY HOUR – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results of the last 60 minutes. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

The Half Past Fix: 8.30pm

EVERY HOUR – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results of the last 60 minutes. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

The Half Past Fix: 4.30pm

EVERY HOUR – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results of the last 60 minutes. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

The Half Past Fix: 3.30pm

Every hour – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

The Half Past Fix: 2.30pm

Every hour – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

The Half Hour Fix: 1.30am

EVERY HOUR – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

The Hot List: How the day unfolded in 12 key constituencies

Kevin Humpheys has taken the final seat for Labour in Dublin South-East. Check out how the first day of counting unfolded in key constituencies across the country.

The Half Hour Fix: 12.30am

Every hour – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

# independent - Saturday 26 February, 2011

The Half Past Fix: 11.30pm

Every hour – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

Mary Coughlan eliminated from Donegal South West count

The Tánaiste has lost her Dáil seat but refused to comment this evening on what she would do if she was not elected.

The Half Past Fix: 9.30pm

Every hour – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.