CSI Baile Atha Cliath: Inside Ireland's first DNA database
'There are some cases that stay with you," says forensic scientist Dr Geraldine O'Donnell.
'There are some cases that stay with you," says forensic scientist Dr Geraldine O'Donnell.
More than 385 people have been linked to specific crimes - including two murders and five sexual...
A whiff of corruption, a €12bn budget now bloating, widespread public lack of interest, and 'white elephant' legacy concerns - with the next...
An old Korean proverb - 'When whales fight the shrimp's back is broken' - has been rolled out more than once in Seoul over the past 48 hours.
Sean Spicer was really hoping to enjoy St Patrick's Day, but that was proving difficult.
The Trump administration plans to use Ireland as an increasingly important ally in Europe as Britain prepares to depart the European Union.
For Enda Kenny, the shoulder-punching, twinkle-eyed, 'embarrassing uncle' persona that infuriates many at home was the perfect cover for an unexpected but welcome show of principle.
Ireland will find the United States to be "an ever faithful partner and a loyal friend" under Donald Trump's leadership.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he is searching for President Trump's Irish roots as he urged the US President to "look sympathetically" on immigrants.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny brought presents to the White House for Donald Trump's wife Melania and youngest son Barron.
Mr Trump has this evening described the Taoiseach as "my new friend, a great guy".
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has described his meeting with Donald Trump as "very constructive and very engaging".
US Vice President Mike Pence has lavished praise on Taoiseach Enda Kenny's "extraordinary...
The Taoiseach has tetchily dismissed claims by former UKIP leader Nigel Farage that he begin his much-anticipated visit to the White House on Thursday by apologising to US President Donald Trump.
A new website with the lofty goals of acting as a gateway to "discovery" about Ireland while placing culture and creativity at the centre of public policy has been launched by the Taoiseach.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been questioned by a major US network on why he has accepted an invitation to meet US President Donald Trump despite having "once called him 'racist and dangerous'".
First it was uncertainty, then fear, and now it is bitter division. It's not overstating it to say the next step for the United States and its politics is likely to define a generation. So what's it going to be: entrenchment or reconciliation?
Picture a typical supporter of Donald J Trump, the new president of the United States. Go ahead - give it a little bit of thought.
Donald Trump heralded a new era of protectionism and isolationism as he became the 45th president of the United States.
Ping! The email from the Presidential Inaugural Committee 2017 arrives with the same, familiar alert as any other.
Did you know there are direct flights from Dublin to Halifax? Jason O'Brien hops on board for an epic Canadian adventure.
Raj Kumar Khatri (10) no longer plays cricket. He last played the game outside a poultry factory in the picturesque suburb of Bhaktapur in Kathmandu around lunchtime on April 25 last.
She is suspended 15 feet above the ground, using only fabric to swing, suspend, spiral and wrap her body in and out of various positions. There is no safety net.
IT'S possible to make a convincing case that Subhas (2) and his brother Buddha-Bir (7) are incredibly lucky. Possible, but not easy.
Paddy Cosgrave snubbed an invitation to appear on 'The Late Late Show' despite broadcaster Ryan Tubridy making a conciliatory pilgrimage to the RDS yesterday afternoon.
HE IS one of the world's best-selling authors, raking in an estimated €20m in book sales last year alone and with film adaptations starring Tom Hanks, but he flew under the radar at the Web Summit yesterday.
RTE broadcaster Ryan Tubridy has said the Web Summit organisers and its co-founder Paddy Cosgrave are perceived as having gotten "too big for their boots" in some quarters as the fallout over the move to Lisbon continues.
RACHEL G Fox is 19, and describes herself as "an actor and a stock trader/finance blogger".
THE co-founder of the Web Summit, Paddy Cosgrave, has claimed the funding offered by the Irish government to the tech conference was nothing more than ‘hush money’.
IT'S not long after breakfast, it's already 34°C, and a distressed Donncha O'Callaghan is being walked through a cramped primary healthcare ward made of corrugated iron.
Raj has been helping with his mother's cremation for two hours, and is now surveying the burning body intently as it slowly turns to ash. But he has remained totally composed throughout.
'In Nepal there is a saying: 'If we start something, we should think about the end'." Jampa Tesring Lama, a 26-year-old business management student, is musing on Kathmandu's fate as he considers getting a bus out of the capital to go back to his home village.
Airports - whether they are open or not - are generally very busy areas in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster in poorer nations. Many of those who can afford it or who may be internally displaced want to get out of the country as soon as possible, at least until things return to some sort of normality.
THOUSANDS of people spilled out onto the streets of Kathmandu last night after a bizarre earthquake hoax which eventually forced the police to plead with crowds to disperse.
THE epicentre of last week's earthquake was located in the north of Gorkha district, but the fate of between 5,000 and 10,000 people living there is still unknown.
The Irishman who cheated death on Mount Everest last weekend is being medically evacuated from Nepal today – but has vowed to return next year to climb the world’s highest mountain despite his extensive injuries.
SABITA NEPAL is sobbing, her words escaping through tears in her native tongue. But it is not difficult to recognise that the five-year-old wants her mother - and is in considerable pain.
Some 72 hours after the devastating earthquake hit Nepal, rescue workers, search teams and NGOs are flooding into the country - while the number of confirmed deaths continues to grow.
JUNIOR Minister Sean Sherlock is to be the first European minister to visit the Ebola-hit country since the latest outbreak of the often-deadly disease in West Africa.
The death toll from the current outbreak of Ebola will soon hit 3,000, with the much-feared disease making headlines worldwide as it impacts on West Africa.
AS the early-morning mist lifts from this hillside in Kenema, a silent team of police and army personnel surround a small compound of houses along Sinnah Street.
MUSU BUREH switches quickly between English and the local Krio language, making some answers a little difficult to understand. But her generous nature is unmistakable.
FORMER minister Barry Andrews was among four Irish people left "shocked" after an Ebola scare on a flight out of West Africa.
Two Irish Goal workers were among passengers on a plane in Africa this morning when a passenger fell ill - prompting a crew member to don a space-man like protective suit amid fears of Ebola.
MOHAMED NYALLAY (36) is thankful he doesn’t dream.
THE ambulances racing through the rutted streets of Kenema no longer turn on their sirens. It is one of the underwhelming attempts by authorities to improve the psychology of weary and wary locals, for whom any medical emergency registers as another suspected case of Ebola in their city.
IN April of last year, in the beleaguered town of Harem in north-west Syria, they had the audacity to hope. Vicious fighting between rebels and pro-government troops in the preceding months had seen the population drop from 25,000 to just 1,000, as people fled or were killed.
GARDAI launched a number of raids on houses in Roscrea in Co Tipperary this morning, Independent.ie has learned.
We have endured our fair share of World Cup heartache: Toto Schillaci, Dennis Bergkamp burning us in the Florida sun, and the Saipan debacle to name but three...
SKY Sport’s debut in the GAA market pulled in 32,000 figures, compared to 402,000 that tuned into the Dublin/Laois encounter at Croke Park the following day, independent.ie has learned.
A MAN has died after a carjacked taxi crashed into a pole in Dublin shortly after it was stolen this morning.
Not so long ago, film stars like George Clooney and Mia Farrow had a new hobby horse to expound on: South Sudan.
THE chairman of a firm trying to buy a former Quinn business had his life threatened last week – on the day his wife died.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been accused of “sacking” the Garda Commissioner over the recording of conversations in garda stations.
THE actor Will Smith, not long out of his 'Fresh Prince' days, had a music hit that cheerily extolled the virtues of the hedonistic Miami nightlife - and I'm humming it during the interminable queue at border control.
Aer Lingus flies direct from Dublin to Orlando, which is about 235 miles away. Aer Lingus does connections, or you could rent a car and see a bit of Florida.
FROM the roof of the five-star Occidental Oasis hotel in Port-au-Prince - where they are currently adding an outdoor swimming pool - your eyes are immediately drawn to the Jalousie neighbourhood a couple of miles away.
FOR most it was a terrifying, living, breathing nightmare. For some it was an opportunity.
HAITI ranks 12th on a league table of the most corrupt countries in the world, according to Transparency International.
AN airline has got into hot water after releasing an air safety video which also celebrates Sport Illustrated’s 50th swimsuit issue.
'I JUST remember the noise of the bullets," she says, staring at the ground. Did it happen at your house? "Yes." Was your family there? "Yes." What happened to them? "I don't know... they got killed," she says quietly.
THEY detail calmly how close family members were selected after failing language tests and shot – coldly, quickly – right in front of their eyes, just last month.
It was a year of compelling, often shocking, global stories. The civil war in Syria continued to extract a dreadful toll while natural disaster in the Philippines claimed 5,000 lives. The Irish Independent's Jason O'Brien, winner of best foreign reporter in the National Newspapers of Ireland journalism awards for his work in Syria, recalls the main events.
AN Irish woman working in a Haitian orphanage was viciously attacked and one of her staff bludgeoned to death outside her bedroom.
HOW will Budget 2014 affect your pocket, and how will it impact on this country and this government?
The young man who died at the Electric Picnic music festival this weekend was born with a congenital heart defect and was believed to be one of the youngest ever heart transplant recipients in the country.
It used to be that you associated drugs with music festivals, and grim self-flagellation with the Tour de France.
A FADED sign indicates it once considered itself the top spot in Reyhanli to host your wedding reception, but it's fair to assume the two-storey building off Olgunlar St has seen better days.
WHEN government soldiers burst down the front door, one of the first things they demand to see is every mobile phone.
CROSSING a border illegally to enter a war-torn country is an understandably serious business, but it is difficult not to laugh nervously at our mode of transport.
RTE has released individual wage cuts agreed with some of its biggest names as it details how it reduced the total paid to its 'Top 10' by 30pc.
AN expectant nation, but this time the Irish rugby team could not deliver.
LEINSTER coach Joe Schmidt has named his strongest side of the season for tomorrow’s game at Edinburgh – with Brian O’Driscoll, Rob Kearney and Luke Fitzgerald all starting.
THE Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has this morning made an unprecedented intervention amid allegations that Gardaí have cancelled a large number of penalty points for motorists.
TODAY’S brutal assassination of Eamon Kelly was not the first time an attempt was made on his life at his home in Killester.
SEAN Quinn Jnr visited his father in Mountjoy twice today after the bankrupt billionaire spent his first night in prison.
THE flooding caused by Superstorm Sandy led to one New Jersey resident taking his jet ski for a ride.
CLAIRE Byrne and George Lee are two of the big winners in a schedule shake-up announced by RTE today.
GIOVANNI TRAPATTONI'S future as Ireland manager remains up in the air despite a convincing 4-1 win over the Faroe Islands in a World Cup qualifying game tonight.
IF you cringe at the memory of Michael Flatley's 'Riverdance', or feel nauseous when the Chicago River goes green for St Patrick's Day, then the Emerald Isle Classic at Lansdowne Road was one to avoid.
AND that's all from Anne.
MOVE along folks: there's nothing to see here.
THE queen would not have been offended when former GAA president Nickey Brennan apparently breached protocol by gently guiding her by the arm, a Buckingham Palace spokesman said yesterday.
THE pitch was pristine. Velvety-green and immaculate, lit with a slight sheen from the afternoon sunshine that slanted through the stadium roof.
PRESIDENT Mary McAleese had promised to showcase the "best of Irish produce" at last night's state dinner in Dublin Castle, and was true to her word.
EVEN those Irish international footballers who stumble over the words of the National Anthem can generally hum the tune.
MISSING Irishman Liam Cooney, who suffers from dementia, was found today at Alicante airport in Spain after disappearing from Benidorm in the early hours of Saturday.
RTE insisted last night that offering free broadcast news bulletins to the country's major newspapers for use on their websites was "a commitment to sustaining a vibrant media sector" in Ireland.
THE Taoiseach was last night urged to appoint a dedicated Minister for Media to give newspapers a voice at the cabinet table.
THE sister of an Irishman left in a coma for 218 days after a vicious, unprovoked attack in Australia has spoken of her family's heartbreak at having to repeatedly explain to him what happened.
THE wife of a man who was killed when a large tree rolled on top of him has revealed he had called her just moments before the accident.
UP to 100 jobs have been lost and thousands of people could be left out of pocket following the sudden closure of one of the country's biggest gym chains.
SOME of the world's most-iconic landmarks -- including the Empire State Building in New York, Table Mountain in South Africa and the London Eye -- turned green for our national day yesterday.
THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has "no plans" to evacuate Irish citizens from Japan despite its British and US counterparts starting airlifts today.
Anthony Stokes's father John (above) outside court.
RTE is to cut between 50 and 250 jobs in an attempt to ease its massive budget deficit, the Irish Independent has learnt.
AN Irishman returned to Libya yesterday because he "could not stand idly by" as civil war there continues.
WITH Twitter going into meltdown for a time on Saturday, those looking to vent their spleen or, more commonly, to gloat, had to look elsewhere -- including the Irish Independent's live blog.
WITH all the mud-slinging, it's little wonder candidates are getting a bit dirty.
"NED O'KEEFFE, I think I love you."
PERHAPS Micheal Martin had better take a leaf out of Father Ted's book, and start backtracking, rapidly.
IT was Edith Piaf who sang so hauntingly about having no regrets. "Je ne regrette rien," she told us repeatedly, increasing her defiance each time.
THE grass is always greener and all that, but it all looks vastly more exciting in Egypt. The weather's better, and perhaps the humour is too.
YOU spin me right round, baby, right round. Like a record, baby, right round, round, round.
THE woman killed by a falling tree in a freak accident as she walked home from work was the daughter of a former government chief whip.
ENDA throwing his toys out of the pram while refusing to have anything to do with Vinny Browne brought suggestions and scorn in equal measure, predictably.
AN Irish citizen was injured during riots in Egypt between pro- and anti-government supporters.
NOBODY wants to be tagged as a 'flip-flop' politician, especially this early in the campaign.
GARDAI believe an innocent woman hit by a stray bullet could have been killed if she had been sitting at her kitchen table rather than standing there.
YESTERDAY was Groundhog Day, which may explain that nagging doubt. You probably can't help feeling you've heard all this before. But it's so bland, you can't be sure.
YOU'D almost feel sorry for them. Almost. Those volunteers who finally got their game faces on yesterday afternoon, and started "mobilising campaigns" (they love the war jargon). The most thankless task was left to those dealing with the internet.
A DELIGHTED Irishwoman flew straight home from the United States yesterday to tell her mother she had won $21m (€15.4m) in New York's State Lottery.
THE first recipient is famous partly through acting as a boxer, with the latest it's no act.