Dail to hear of tape by the penalty point garda
Clare Daly to reveal details of a conversation about penalty points in Dail
No going back on Haddington Road deal- Mulvey
INDUSTRIAL relations “Mr Fix-it” says no chance of deal being revisited.
Martin could lose key lieutenants
FF leader risks losing two of his key lieutenants over abortion issue.
'As you get older, you just dance in a different way' – Jean Butler
THE ICONIC dancer who quick-stepped across the Eurovision stage feels a world apart today from the person she was then.
'We can avoid sudden deaths like Dad's'
Paidi O Se's daughter Neasa remembers her dad with deep love and affection but months after his death she is still stunned at the suddenness of it all.
Fallen angel: Winona Ryder on bouncing back from her decade in the wilderness
She owned the 1990s. Bbut then she disappeared. Now, Ms Ryder is back in her latest role, as the wife of a real-life Mob hitman.
Diseased carcasses removed by truckload
Lack of fodder leaves animals more vulnerable to disease.
Keeping pride of Lions in check is no easy task
Warren Gatland is in playful form. "What the hell is Tinder?"
Renowned school to be fee-paying from autumn
Rockwell College will become fee-paying from September.
Taoiseach to face down unions over pay cuts
Law on pay cuts will be used against unions that don't sign up to agreement.
UK punishes Irish bankruptcy cheats
UK watchdog penalises two Irish property developers who hid assets.
Sex attack suspect checks into hospital under false name
CONVICTED serial rapist wanted on suspicion of attempted sexual assault checked himself into hospital.
Creche footage to be shown on TV is 'worrying'
Child development expert expresses concerns over practices.
Garda facing trial over allegedly forging letter from DPP
Garda appeared before Dublin District Court.
Man (82) in fatal crash drove on wrong side of the road
GARDAI tried to intercept an elderly man driving on wrong side of motorway.
RAPE crisis centre chief urges DPP to explain decisions on rape claims
CALL for DPP to explain to victims the reasons why it chooses not to prosecute in certain cases.
Apple manager lost €300,000 after dismissal
IRISH manager dismissed after refusing transfer to iCalifornia HQ.
Civil servant who hacked boss's phone walks free
FOUND guilty of spying by hacking into mobile phone's voicemail messages.
Irish storm chaser
Leads tornado recovery efforts
The unforgivable rise of the she-man
The healing touch
Skin therapies to deal with the side effects of chemotherapy
Simple steps ensure your children are well cared for
They don't make 'em like they used to
Who needs a body double?
44-year-old Jennifer Aniston strips to her undies in new movie
Only the Lonely
Why do we regard only children as demanding, spoilt and selfish?
Arrested Development returns
Will it be as good as the much-loved original?
Independent.ie is hiring
Content Editors and Multimedia & Social Media Editors wanted.
What top authors are packing this summer
Gullit backs Mourinho return
Former Chelsea midfielder, Ruud Gullit, believes Jose Mourinho's possible return to Stamford Bridge would be a good move for the club.
Lee Rigby's family pay tearful tribute to murdered soldier
The tearful family of Drummer Lee Rigby, who was killed in a terrorist attack in Woolwich, pay tribute to their "hero".
Incredible: World's largest lego model on display in New York
A Star Wars X-wing Starfighter made from 5.3 million bricks has been put on display in Times Square in New York.
London Terror Attack
MI5 tried to recruit friend of Woolwich murder suspect
A CHILDHOOD friend of Woolwich murder suspect Michael Adebolajo has claimed that he was approached by MI5 six months ago and asked if he would work for the security service.
Exiled Islamist cleric who taught UK knifeman praises "courage"
A Syrian-born Islamist cleric who taught one of the attackers accused of hacking to death an off-duty British soldier on a London street praised the attack for its "courage" and said Muslims would see it as a strike on a military target.
'I saw it on tv and my heart stopped - I knew Lee was in that area'
Family of murdered soldier speak.
[TICON-A VIDEO] British security services in spotlight after soldier murder
Woolwich attack: why was suspect Michael Adebolajo free to kill?
[TICON-A VIDEO] Four held over murder of soldier
Tributes flow for soldier murdered in London
London attack: knife-wielding suspect named as Michael Adebolajo
[TICON-A VIDEO] Suspects in terrorist murder 'known to security services'
Creche footage to be shown on TV is 'worrying'
A child development expert who has viewed footage secretly filmed at three child creches that are the subject of an RTE Prime Time investigation said the videos showed inappropriate childcare practices at all of the facilities that could harm emotional and physical development.
Martin could lose key lieutenants
FIANNA FAIL leader Micheal Martin risks losing two of his key lieutenants over the abortion issue.
Dail's biggest bank critics face shutout from inquiry
TWO of the Dail's most effective critics of the banks and their behaviour during the boom could find themselves shut out from taking part in the long-awaited banking inquiry, the Sunday Independent can reveal.
Leinster bid a fond farewell to their faithful departing
At the presentation ceremony following yesterday's gripping Pro12 final, referee John Lacey must have wished the master of ceremonies would bypass the bit where he asked the crowd to show their appreciation for the match officials. The massed ranks of the Ulster faithful unloaded a volley of boos in their direction. True, Lacey started by blowing them off the park but by the end the balance had been restored (13-12 in Leinster's favour), and Ulster were beaten by a better team, a team that have sent off their departing trio of coach Joe Schmidt, Jonny Sexton and Isa Nacewa with another two medals for their collection. And how well deserved.
Grand ambition still burns
WHEN he won the Epsom Derby in 2008 and elevated himself to the front rank of Irish trainers, Jim Bolger sought the wise counsel of his colleague, John Oxx. Bolger had a burning question. "How long," he wanted to know, "does the glow last?" Oxx, who had landed the great prize with Sinndar in 2000, responded hopefully. "If you never train another," he said, "it will last forever."
New-look Rebels hit stride to blow Limerick away
Three goals in seven minutes before half-time eased Cork past Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds and into the Munster football championship semi-final.
Redemption for Robben as Bayern Munich claim Champions League
Schmidt gets perfect send-off as Leinster claim Rabo title in thriller
Dylan Hartley's foul-mouthed meltdown gives Rory Best Lions hope
Magician conjures up 2000 Guineas success
Cork trounce Limerick in Munster opener
Shane Lowry bang in contention at Wentworth
Providence oil find could generate €4.5bn for State, says new report
Providence Resources' oil find at Barryroe, off the coast of Cork, could generate taxes of €4.5bn over the life of the well, according to a new report from PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
'King of Porn' sets up office in Dublin's Silicon Docks district
MANWIN, one of the world's biggest porn companies, has opened an office in Dublin after setting up a low-tax intellectual property hub here only six months ago to handle its racy online content.
Coulson seeks to sell €400m stake before US float
PAUL Coulson's Ardagh is considering the sale of a €400m stake in the tin can and glass bottle firm ahead of a proposed flotation on US stock markets.
Former beef baron pursued by investors in South Africa
BoI must ensure taxpayers get return on investment – Boucher
Desmond says default or inflation will solve debt crisis in Ireland
Petroceltic shares fall amid plans to abandon well
Google hit with fresh probe into online ads
Our jobless figures are still among worst in EU
McClarnon: Anxiety crept up on me
Liz McClarnon has admitted her anxiety over an obsessed, threatening fan made her think twice about the Atomic Kitten reunion.
Carrie Underwood gives €1 million to Oklahoma victims
The country singer has donated $1million to the Red Cross to help the victims of the Oklahoma disaster.
Kim Kardashian to reveal sex of baby on TV
Kim Kardashian is expected to reveal the sex of her unborn child on television.
France fears copycat attack
A French soldier in Paris was last night stabbed in the neck by a man who fled and is being sought by police.
Three more men held on conspiracy to murder
BRITISH counter-terrorism police last night arrested three men on suspicion of conspiracy to murder over the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby.
Burma puts two-child limit on Muslims
Authorities in Burma's Rakhine state have imposed a two-child limit for Muslim Rohingya families, a policy that does not apply to Buddhists in the area and comes amid accusations of ethnic cleansing in the aftermath of sectarian violence.
Stockholm returns to normal after week of violence
Jordanian camps offer little, but it's life of a sort
Bridge collapse 'a wake-up call'
Sixteen children and teacher killed after school bus goes up in flames
Cabin crew praised as engine bursts into flames mid-flight
Ukraine's gay rights activists hold country's first gay rally
James Downey: Cabinet reshuffle is starting to look like an inspired choice for Kenny
TO the best of my recollection, it was Napoleon who said that genius consisted of 99pc perspiration and 1pc inspiration. This is profoundly true of industrial relations. It calls for long hours, intense work, vast experience and a knowledge of how to gain and retain trust.
Garry O'Sullivan: Bishop's threat to politicians sounded medieval to many
AS heated as the abortion debate in Ireland has become, there was palpable embarrassment and unease among many Catholics at the raising of potential excommunications and public refusal of communion at Mass for politicians who vote for abortion legislation.
Not all wags conform to tedious stereotype
I DON'T like the term wags. I don't know anyone who does. It can objectify wives and girlfriends and stereotype them as some kind of Balenciaga-carrying bunch who've bagged the star man. Some see them as another forum to voyeuristically grade women into Who's Hot. And Who's Hotter.
David Quinn: Donal chose life but society sends out mixed messages
David Coleman: Simple steps ensure your children are well cared for
Brendan Howlin: Industrial peace is critical on our journey to recovery
Fionnuala O'Leary: Working parents have enough guilt without this
Deirdre Conroy: What would X Case woman make of hearings?
Lise Hand: Blowhard Alan left red in the face by showboating
[TICON-A VIDEO] Awkward - Leona Lewis refuses to sing during appearance on Xtra Factor Arabia
Saoirse Ronan: I feel like an 'old soul'
Bruno Mars linked to American Idol role
Twilight leads Teen Choice nods
Francis Ford Coppola making Italian-American movie saga
Richie Sambora attacks Jon Bon Jovi over personal comments
Leona Lewis refuses to sing on Xtra Factor
Leona Lewis refuses to sing.
Will and Jaden Smith surprise school kids
Will Smith and his son Jaden surprised 90 schoolchildren, when dropped in on their end-of-term celebrations for their Leadership Clubs.
Nebraska hits Cannes
After a raft of films at this year's festival gorging on wealth and splendour such "The Great Gatsby" and Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring", "Nebraska" stars Bruce Dern in what director Alexander Payne called a film for the modern "depression era".
Two men arrested for mocking gruesome murder of soldier on Twitter
ITV News Twitter account hacked by Syrian Electronic Army
Google and Facebook in $1bn 'bidding war' over Waze app
Samsung says Galaxy S4 sales hit 10 million
Xbox One: gamer backlash over 'fee' for pre-owned titles
[TICON-A VIDEO] Microsoft takes mick out of Mac in ad promoting Windows 8 tablet
Highest auction price of year as home in need of repair fetches €2.9m
Now AIB ready to let movers keep their trackers
Mortgage lending plunges by 66pc in first quarter
Homeowners can move and keep their tracker mortgages
Smart Consumer: From timeshares to theft, don't fall into the traps that trip up tourists
Customers taking out more cash to beat charges
48 hours in Madrid
Spain's capital is often overlooked in favour of its beachside sister, Barcelona
Single men 'most likely' to get a flight upgrade
A poll of airline staff has suggested that single men in their thirties have the best chance of getting a free upgrade on a flight
It's a fiesta of food fests
By Chrissie Russell
Mother & Babies
Daddynatal - Can fathers actually make labour shorter?
If a pregnant woman wants a shorter labour, preparing the father-to-be for the process is key.
Children of women with low levels of iodine have lower IQs and reading abilities
Women who are pregnant or planning to have children should ensure they consume the right amount of iodine or risk their child having a low IQ, according to researchers.
Would you dress your kids in second-hand clothes?
Is your baby too good for hand-me-downs?
Just who were these people who committed these crimes against the most vulnerable citizens, Fintan?Were they not our wn flesh and blood?
An Islamist is a Muslin who practices his faith seriously.
Why don't all creches have CCTV like Cocoon where a parent can log in and see how their children are being cared for? It's good investigative work by RTE and I am sure t...
Calcium, osteoporosis and Coeliac Disease
People with coeliac disease have a higher risk of developing the bone disease osteoporosis
John Rocha talks eyes
John Rocha, known for his signature muted tones, has brought in a vibrant palette for his debut foray in to eyewear
Be fab at 50 ‘Shouts’ Lulu with new Aurora Collection
Lulu unveils a collection of glasses created specifically for stylish women aged 50 plus
Should’ve gone to Specsavers …New Hawkeye will give refs a clear view
‘Should’ve gone to Specsavers’, will be a phrase aimed less often at referees, now that the new Hawkeye points detection technology is going live at Croke Park.
A splash of colour as … John Rocha and Specsavers join forces
Bright crimson, blush pink and indigo blue are the keynotes in one of the biggest fashion stories of this year. Designer John Rocha has launched his first ever eyewear collection, teaming up with Specsavers.
Managing cross contamination on a gluten-free diet
One of the problems with managing a gluten free diet is making sure that you don’t accidentally pick up gluten.