Children unnecessarily strapped into chairs at HSE probe creche
[TICON-A VIDEO] River drama as bridge linking Seattle with Canada collapses
Apple boss accused of vendetta against Irish manager
Driver in his 80s killed as car collides with truck on motorway
Hundreds of secondary teachers on €100k
Irish girl in US visa row to be deported
Part Four of Five: Karl's fab 30-day beach body plan
Fitness expert Karl Henry's exclusive four-week fitness guide. Final three exercises revealed and how to recover from hard sessions.
A space trip with Leonardo DiCaprio? A snip at $4 million
Two mystery Leonardo fans each bid $1.9 million to secure a pair of seats on the Virgin Galactic's space flight
Niall Horan having a ‘secretive and exciting’ romance with reality star
One Direction’s Niall Horan has reportedly engaged in a passionate secret romance with a British reality TV star.
JFK was a fan of Hitler and Nazi Germany, diaries reveal
Former president openly admired Nazi Germany when he toured country.
Google and Facebook in $1bn 'bidding war' over Waze app
Google may launch rival bid for mobile navigation app.
Exiled Islamist cleric who taught knife attack suspect praises "courage"
Muslims would see it as strike on military target - cleric
Teachers reject new pay deal
Teacher leaders reject the latest pay and productivity deal.
Wallace criticises planned pension cuts for bank staff
TD was fined €7,000 for not paying pension contributions for his own workers on time.
Video: Leaving Cert Student pens epic song about dreaded exams
Student is fast becoming a YouTube sensation.
Smart Consumer: Avoid the €64 ice-cream charge on holidays
Holidays are a time where you're ripe to be ripped off.
Man charged over threat to kill brother in car park
Donegal man was already subject of two anti-molestation orders.
Amanda Bynes arrested and brought for psychiatric evaluation
Concerns for 27-year-old former children’s TV star.
Granny locks suspected thieves into back yard as she calls for help
ELDERLY woman tricks to would-be thieves.
Fran banned for four years after car hit biker
'Love/Hate' star Peter Coonan 'jolted' biker from behind with his car.
Video: World's largest lego model in New York
A Star Wars X-wing Starfighter on display in Times Square.
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
More than words
Are 'emoji' dumbing us down, or enriching our communications
How to survive exam fever
Guidelines on staying healthy during the exam season
Simply Super Salads
Ditch the Caesar and try something different
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.
Heathrow shut down as plane makes emergency landing
Both runways at Heathrow airport were shut down this morning after a British Airways plane had to make an emergency landing. Credit: 301PLUSNEWS
Clara cat nurses ducklings
A cat has overcome its predatory instincts to nurse three fluffy yellow ducklings.
London Terror Attack
Woolwich attack: why was suspect Michael Adebolajo free to kill?
One of the two suspected Islamist terrorists who allegedly butchered a British soldier on a London street had been known to the security services and police for a decade.
Four held over murder of soldier
A TOTAL of four people including the two men shot by police have now been arrested in connection with the murder of a soldier in London
London attack: knife-wielding suspect named as Michael Adebolajo
The man seen wielding a bloodied knife and ranting into a witness’s video phone after the Woolwich attack on a soldier has been named as Michael Adebolajo.
[TICON-A VIDEO] Suspects in terrorist murder 'known to security services'
[TICON-A VIDEO] 'They've killed him, they've killed him' - eyewitness accounts of the attack
[TICON-A VIDEO] Blame the British government, not killer - head of banned Islamist group and pal of suspect
[TICON-A VIDEO] Police raid houses in search for clues in soldier's murder
[TICON-A VIDEO] British PM: Terror attacks a betrayal of Islam'
[TICON-A VIDEO] Police to question suspects after soldier murder
Donegal man charged with Hyde Park bombing makes no bail application
A DONEGAL man charged with the murders of four soldiers over 30 years ago in one of the most notorious IRA bombings of the Troubles has been remanded in custody.
Shatter says his asthma stopped him blowing into breathalyser
JUSTICE Minister Alan Shatter is again mired in controversy – with opposition parties saying it was "incredible" that he did not own up to failing to complete a breath test.
Children kept strapped into chairs at HSE probe creche
CHILDREN attending one of the creches at the centre of a HSE investigation were unnecessarily strapped in their chairs and abruptly handled while they were resting or sleeping.
Brian O'Driscoll returns but Sean O'Brien misses Pro12 finale
Brian O'Driscoll returns to Leinster's starting XV for tomorrow's Rabodirect Pro12 final clash with Ulster at the RDS but Sean O'Brien misses out.
Opposition no longer fear Kerry, says Gooch
REFLECTING on a record-breaking season should be more enjoyable.
Madigan has that special awareness – O'Driscoll
BRIAN O'DRISCOLL has been generous in his praise of Ian Madigan, his likely centre partner in tomorrow evening's Pro12 final against Ulster.
James Lawton: Let us hope the beast is back in the box when Ireland meet England
Platini warns of match-fixing mafia
Di Luca tests positive for EPO
Desailly: Gareth should bale out
O'Brien caught in injury dilemma as clock ticks down on Ulster collision
'We couldn't bear to lose this final once again'
Ryanair's Gatwick plans grounded by rival Easyjet
Ryanair has lost out to rival Easyjet in a bid to buy take-off and landing slots at Gatwick Airport.
German outlook brightens as businesses become more upbeat
GERMAN business morale improved far more than expected in May, rebounding after two months of falls and suggesting Europe's largest economy is slowly picking up speed after a sluggish first quarter.
Apple boss behind 'butt-wiggling' claim denies vendetta against Irish manager
A SENIOR executive with US computer giant Apple claimed an Irish-based manager was the focus of a complaint that he had "wiggled his butt" in front of employees.
Over 100 new jobs announced for Dublin, Galway and Cork
Man United cut interest bill by £10million a year in major refinancing deal
Van's still the man as firm profits to tune of €900,000
Petroceltic shares tumble 5pc after Bulgarian well abandoned
European regulator urges forcing big firms to reveal how much tax they pay
Pump ESM funds into banks – Chopra
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.
Bynes arrested on drug charge
Actress Amanda Bynes has been arrested in midtown Manhattan after she heaved a marijuana bong out of a window, police said.
Heathrow shut down as plane makes emergency landing with smoke pouring from engine
BOTH runways at Heathrow airport were shut down this morning after a British Airways plane had to make an emergency landing.
Charles and Camilla's helicopter in emergency landing scare
Royal couple sat through a "hairy" mid-air drama when an in-flight emergency forced them to land.
Boy Scouts still deeply divided after vote ends century-old ban on gay members
THE Boy Scouts of America have voted to lift a century-old ban on openly gay scouts in a major victory for gay rights activists.
Fionnuala O'Leary: Working parents have enough guilt without this
IT was the bit about the child's head being pushed down at nap time that did it for me.
Lise Hand: Blowhard Alan left red in the face by showboating
He started it. The big shot did it and ran away. Alan Shatter only has himself to blame for landing in the uncomfortable position of having to account for his movements pertaining to his vehicle and an encounter with the gardai on a certain night.
Was Shatter's case not in the public interest too?
ALAN Shatter was adamant all week he didn't regret dragging up the Mick Wallace driving while on the mobile phone allegation.
Ali Selim: Stereotyping all Muslims simply a form of oppression
Eilish O'Reagan: Issues of staffing and pay at heart of problem
[TICON-A VIDEO] Michael Kelly: Did Pope Francis really perform an exorcism? The devil's in the detail
Paul Whitington: They don't make offers you can't refuse any more in tired Hollywood
Paul Williams: Sinn Fein hypocrisy on Wallace affair defies belief
Martina Devlin: Why are we allowing men to dominate the great debates?
Twilight leads Teen Choice nods
Francis Ford Coppola making Italian-American movie saga
Richie Sambora attacks Jon Bon Jovi over personal comments
Alan Shatter’s steamy novel back in bookshops within six weeks
'Emmerdale' and 'Dam Busters' star Thorp dies
[TICON-A VIDEO] Sharon Osbourne confirmed to return to X Factor as new panel announced
Fake Psy parties at the Cannes Film Festival
The Hangover III: Ken Jeong praises co-stars
American comedian Ken Jeong praises co-stars Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis while promoting his latest movie, The Hangover III.
The Saturdays' Frankie shows off growing baby bump
Frankie Sandford proudly showed off her growing baby bump on the red carpet at The Hangover Part III premiere.
Two men arrested for mocking gruesome murder of soldier on Twitter
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
Living with Google Glass: what are they actually like to wear?
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
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
10 best Chic Retreats
Lulu Townsend selects her favourite guesthouse hideaways
Mother & Babies
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?
The mother of all fashion statements
You can still show off your individual style while pregnant... no matter what size your bump is
A feeble article, if ever there was one. I could take it apart but instead I would focus on two points - 1) Mr. Selim did not condemn outright the killing in Woolwich2) C...
At least Truman escaped the madness in the end. :-)
A real hero! Well done!
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.