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# Independent

This year
FactCheck: Did five garda recruits resign immediately after starting training?
A tweet from an independent Senator claims that five garda recruits immediately quit after beginning training.
Last year
IRFU to hire head of women's rugby and invest extra €1 million, but no full report
The independent report on Ireland Women’s failure to qualify for the World Cup will not be published in full.
All time
Harris warns that major sporting events are unlikely for the rest of 2020
This year’s GAA championships and rugby fixtures are now in severe doubt.
Verona Murphy elected in Wexford as Malcolm Byrne loses seat he won in November
Murphy had been dropped from the Fine Gael ticket following a controversial by-election campaign.
Independent TD Tommy Broughan announces he will not seek re-election
He was first elected to the Dáil in 1992.
Independent TD says Creed should resign if he does not apologise for death threat comments
Creed made the comments in the Dáil yesterday and some farmers are calling for an apology.
Michael Harty to vote against Budget over 'uninspired' and 'inadequate' measures
The independent TD said he is “very disappointed” by today’s announcement.
Jane Sanders: 'Bernie would have beaten Donald Trump; he hasn't decided yet if he'll run in 2020'
In an interview with, Jane Sanders said that the focus for the next few months was for the Democrats to regain control in the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Irish film about dad's cancer battle aims to show impact of illness on families
The film stars Love/Hate actor Kieran O’Reilly.
Independent TDs and senators fail to agree on presidential candidate
The group had a “robust debate” this evening.
Everton face possible points deduction for pursuit of Marco Silva
The club are accused of ‘tapping up’ Silva whilst he was head coach of Watford.
Nearly four cyclists are hospitalised in Ireland every day
Fifteen cyclists died in road traffic incidents last year.
'I think I'm doing a good job': Halligan says he isn't resigning after North Korea and interview controversies
His colleague Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran said that he was “embarrassed” when he heard Halligan’s comments on the radio last week.
Ireland's biggest newspaper group wants Google and Facebook to pay for news
Company chairman Leslie Buckley said traditional publishers should ‘demand payment’ from the online duopoly.
'No religious influence': Harris defends new maternity hospital ownership in face of criticism
The Master of the new National Maternity Hospital said the facility will “revolutionise healthcare”.
Being tough on bankers ... and Fine Gael: How Peter Mathews will be remembered
Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan is among those to have paid tribute to Mathews, saying Ireland is “a poorer place” without him.
Donnelly says he was "eviscerated" online after joining Fianna Fáil
Wickow TD Stephen Donnelly made the move to Fianna Fáil last week.
Pat Casey says it 'wasn't easy to take' Stephen Donnelly joining Fianna Fáil
The former Social Democrat and independent TD has been sharply critical of Fianna Fáil in the past.
Enda Kenny says he's concerned about INM major media merger
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he is concerned about the INM and Celtic Media merger.
John Halligan: 'If I could bring in legislation to goddamn jail landlords, I would jail the bastards'
The new minister for state for training and skills has strong views on what should be done to stop rising rents that are forcing people into homelessness.
George Hook is leaving the Independent for a 3-year-old sports website
The announcement was made by the Cork-based startup, which launched in 2013.
'Dubliners think Donegal may as well be on the moon'
Donegal independent TD Thomas Pringle talks to us about his native county’s uniqueness and why he left Sinn Féin.
The final edition of The Independent newspaper is on newsstands today
The paper has been going for 30 years.
"Mugabe would be proud" - spoiled votes all over the southeast because of papers not being stamped
The problems have been found in Wexford and Waterford, and one Wexford candidate is less than impressed.
'Tipperary has had a love for me for over 28 years' - Lowry elected on first count
‘Lord Lowry’ – as dubbed in supporters’ banner – tops the poll in newly-united Tipperary constituency.
Not to be outdone by the Healy-Raes, Mattie McGrath's released a pizza-based election song
Tipp TD Mattie McGrath's election song is all kinds of cringe
Call for election campaign to be suspended over threat to State security from gangland crime
Independent News & Media released a statement this evening to say some of their reporters were warned about risk to their safety.
Mick Wallace has published his Project Eagle correspondence with Nama...
The independent TD has called for a commission of inquiry to be set up to investigate claims surrounding the state agency.
Controversial Fine Gael TD Sean Conlan resigns from party
The Cavan-Monaghan deputy confirmed his departure today.
TD raises concerns that supertrawler may be acting illegally off Donegal coast
The Margiris can process as much as 250 tonnes of fish per day.
Ireland's newest political party will abolish water charges and repeal the 8th
The Social Democrats launched in Dublin today. Here’s what we know so far…
What will Haughey do next?
The son of the former taoiseach is considering his options after failing to win the Fianna Fáil nomination in Dublin Bay North last week.
Here's one senator who WON'T be joining that new political party
Katherine Zappone will run for the Dáil as an independent in Dublin South-West.
'Cute-hoorism of the worst kind': Averil Power has ANOTHER go at Fianna Fáil
The senator has launched another attack on her former party.
Is Averil Power about to enter the 'Battle of the Bay'?
The former Fianna Fáil senator is being tipped to run as an independent in the next general election.
Our newest Senator is 'dismayed' at being denied entry to independent group
Averil Power got the nod, but Gerard Craughwell did not.
Are you more likely to vote for an independent TD?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
'I don't take any pleasure in quitting Fianna Fáil, it was a big part of my life'
David McGuinness has spoken to about his decision to quit Fianna Fáil today.
'The one who has the balls to say it': This Fianna Fáil councillor could go independent
David McGuinness says there’s even talk of spurned Fianna Fáil candidates forming a breakaway group.