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Letters to the EditorSir - Regarding the controversy relating to the so-called "granny grant", could I try and bring what I consider to be a level of practicality and common sense to this issue?
Letters to the EditorSir - Regarding the controversy relating to the so-called "granny grant", could I try and bring what I consider to be a level of practicality and common sense to this issue?
Letters to the EditorSir - A study called 'Trajectories of the Earth system in the Anthropocene', published in the journal Proceedings of the National...
Letters to the EditorSir — Regarding Wayne O’Connor’s report on the attack on Gerry Adams’s Belfast...
Letters to the Editor Sir - I disagree with Gordon Cunningham's scathing attack on the Pope's upcoming visit. (Letters, Sunday Independent, July 8). It's not often the Pope makes a trip to Ireland, so I think we should extend every courtesy to him.
Amy Molloy The brother of murdered 'Sunday Independent' journalist Veronica Guerin has insisted "it doesn't get any easier" for her family 22 years on from her brutal killing.
The Sunday Independent is the new sponsor of the All-Ireland Twenty20 Cup, which is competed for by the winners of the 20-over cups in the four provincial unions.
Letters to the Editor Sir - Following Alan O'Keeffe's article (Sunday Independent, June 17) and the recently published report by Dr Keith Swanick on loneliness in Ireland, I would like to tell you of a free service available to all older people that aims to lessen loneliness.
Andrew Phelan IRISH Independent editor Fionnan Sheahan has denied telling a former Sunday Independent editor that garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe was a “paedophile,” saying her allegations were born out of a...
Letters to the Editor Sir - I want to respond to Philip Ryan's article on government spending on housing supplements (Sunday Independent, June 3).
Letters to the Editor Sir - May I join your excellent columnist, Dr Ciara Kelly (Living, Sunday Independent, May 13), in giving some advice to the many parents of children who will be sitting their Leaving Cert in the next week or so? I am well into my 60s and I still have nightmares about sitting mine.
Letters to the Editor Sir - It was 2013. I was sitting watching my one-year-old son playing, while I was having a miscarriage. This was day three. It was an early one, nothing very dramatic. I went to work the next day and the Early Pregnancy Unit the day after to check it was all gone, and that was it. It was a period with a few clots and a...
Letters to the Editor Sir - Restrictions to abortion do not reduce the rate of abortions. In other words, the Eighth Amendment has not saved any lives. The recent 'Abortion Worldwide 2017' study shows that abortion occurs as frequently in the two most restrictive regimes as the two least restrictive regimes.
Letters to the Editor Sir - Cattle farmers have crisis pregnancies in their herds from time to time. If they decide that they do not want the pregnancy to continue, they call the vet. The vet might administer a drug such as Estrumate to abort the pregnancy.
Letters to the Editor Sir - As an opponent of Sinn Fein/IRA for the past 50 years, I cannot praise the Sunday Independent and its excellent journalists highly enough, in particular Willie Kealy and Brendan O'Connor, for their articles and indeed also the editorial last week (Sunday Independent, February 11).
Eilis O'Hanlon Polls are not merely a snapshot of where the country stands in advance of the referendum on removing the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution.
Letters to the Editor Sir - That's it! I've had enough of the tweets and spin from the members of the robin fan club. I could just about keep my beak shut after reading Joe Kennedy's 'Fearless robin a caring bird of courage' (Country Matters, Sunday Independent, January 21) but when Damien Boyd's 'Tales of the mighty robin' (Letter of the Week,...
Property Special in this week's Sunday Independent
Letters to the Editor Sir - Lovely to read the heart-warming tales of the mighty robin, our ubiquitous red-breasted garden bird, with a deserved reputation for calm and charming curiosity (Country Matters, Sunday Independent, January 21). This wonderful little fellow, a close cousin of the blackbird, gets amazingly close to us humans on a daily basis...
Letters to the Editor Sir - Some of Colm McCarthy's statements (Sunday Independent, December 31) in relation to Brexit and the EU are open to challenge.
Letters to the Editor Sir — As an avid reader, I thoroughly enjoyed Tom McCaughren’s beautiful article about books (Sunday Independent, November 26). I appreciate that social media is now all pervasive, but it’s hard to beat the satisfaction of reading a captivating book. Between the covers of a book, readers of all ages are exposed to adventure,...
Independent.ie Newsdesk MICHAEL COLGAN has broken his silence on allegations of inappropriate behaviour and abuse of power, apologising for his "misjudged behaviour" and for causing distress.
Letters to the Editor Sir — There are sports where Ireland can compete at the highest level. I’m thinking about boxing, golf, rugby union, athletics, equestrian sports and maybe cycling, plus a few more. However, I believe that horse racing is where we not only compete at the highest level, but excel and lead the field, if you’ll pardon the pun.
Letters to the Editor Sir - Brendan O'Connor complains about marketing experts having too much influence over our Government (The country is being run by "experts" full of guff, Sunday Independent, October 29). This is no doubt the case, but it is hardly a new problem.
Letters to the Editor TD Clare Daly stated a simple and undeniable fact when she said: "No one of a present reproductive age has had a chance to vote on this matter."
Independent.ie Newsdesk Independent News and Media feature heavily in the shortlist for this year's Journalism Awards.
Letters to the Editor Sir - As someone who was involved in Gaelic football most of my life, I completely disagree with Alan Brogan's article (Sport, Sunday Independent, September 24) which condoned the behaviour of the Dublin players in the last minutes of their All-Ireland final against Mayo.
Letters to the Editor Sir - Congratulations on publishing your front cover story and full-length feature (Sunday Independent, September 17) on extra charges levied by many nursing homes on ''Fair Deal'' (FD) residents.
Letters to the Editor Sir - It was with surprise, and pleasure, to see Ruth Dudley Edwards begin her column (Sunday Independent, September 3) by reprinting some lines of my 1991 poem, The Dull Familiar Drumming.
Letters to the Editor Sir - Teenagers keep their distance in the cautious new world of dating and sex, writes Niamh Horan (Sunday Independent, August 20).
Letters to the Editor Sir - I guess Bruce Arnold (Sunday Independent, August 6) has a point regarding the amount of talk which dominates the RTE radio schedule, but he forgets that the current culture and celebrity fixation ensures that such a formula seems to work as regards maintaining a mass audience. The downturn in advertising is a...
Step back in time In this week’s Sunday Independent with your free Bunty summer special from 1972.
Letters to the Editor Sir - With no possibility of Sinn Fein moving from its policy of abstention, is it not time for it to consider vacating its seven seats at Westminster, allowing for seven by-elections in Northern Ireland?
Campbell Spray "I have fought the good fight… I have kept the faith." The Bible verse read at the Requiem Mass for Pat Comyn - revered long-time Motoring Editor and Assistant Editor with the Sunday Independent...
Letters to the Editor Sir - I read the article about Dr Randles and the letters in reply (Sunday Independent, July 16 and 23).
Letters to the Editor Sir - I buy the Sunday Independent regularly, principally for the excellence of the articles by its regular columnists, particularly, but not only, Eoghan Harris, Eilis O'Hanlon, Miriam O'Callaghan, Declan Lynch and Brendan O'Connor.
Letters to the Editor Sir - There is no doubt about the enormous demand among parents for non-religious school patronage.
Letters to the Editor Sir - When, as a teenager, I was told by my handlers that there was nothing new under the sun, I believed them. I still do today, because it makes sense, and because it is a phrase taken from the Christian Bible.
The Sunday Independent have partnered with Tesco, Warner Bros and Scholastic to launch a limited edition Harry Potter book collection exclusive to Tesco Stores in Ireland.
Letters to the Editor Sir - I am not one to follow British royalty but I thought Pippa's dress was superb (Sunday Independent, May 21). Our Irish brides could take their example from her and wear an elegant modest dress for a church or even a non-church wedding.
Letters to the Editor Sir - I don't understand the hype and big deal being made over Stephen Fry's answer to Gay Byrne's question.
Hayley Halpin The public has loosened its purse strings and intends to start spending again, according to a Sunday Independent / Kantar Millward Brown opinion poll.
Letters to the Editor Sir - Last weekend, when I went to the checkout at a supermarket in Rathmines, Dublin 6, to pay for my shopping, I discovered my purse was missing. I nearly fainted, as I had just withdrawn €500 of my pension money to pay my monthly bills.
Letters to the Editor Sir - Recent reports have revealed the most horrendous cruelty to cattle exported live.
Philip Ryan FORMER Justice Minister Alan Shatter has launched a scathing attack on Taoiseach Enda Kenny, accusing him of “misuse of power” and putting his own political survival ahead of his party and the country.
Letters to the Editor Sir - Honesty, straight-talking and a reluctance to toe the line sometimes can hamper you when you see an injustice, but never give up when you think your point is valid.
Letters to the Editor Sir - I refer to the excellent article by Brendan O'Connor (Sunday Independent, March 19) on Eamonn Casey.
Letters to the Editor Sir - There are a load of objections from the tender and the easily oppressed because Rory McIlroy played golf with President Trump.
Letters to the Editor Sir - Leo Varadkar's vision for Ireland as set out in last week's Sunday Independent was very reasonable. Ireland has been sent into massive depressions after Fianna Fail governments as a matter of course due to their tendency to tax and squander. That said, the question arises who needs action when you have words?
Sir - Your editorial "Government must stand prepared" (Sunday Independent, January 22) and "... by far, the greatest issue facing this country..." begs the question, are our politicians competent to stand prepared? On past records we must feel apprehensive. The bartering of our fisheries, the sugar beet industry and the banking debacle. The ham-fisted introduction of water charges, a vital resource, the solution now tempered by street politics. Some might be reassured as we see the Taoiseach striding confidently as he greets his EU and...
The definitive guide to the best and worst schools in the country - in this week's Sunday Independent
Letters to the Editor Sir - To run this country, we are borrowing money left right and centre, and the usual excuse why we cannot afford to properly pay our young doctors, nurses, teachers and other public servants is because we can't afford to, due to other demands on the public purse.
Letters to the Editor Sir - I read with interest Dermot Crowe's excellent article (Sunday Independent, January 1) regarding the great sports people who passed away in 2016. However, another footballing great passed away in mid-December, which seems to have gone unnoticed in the media.
Letters to the Editor Sir - How do you say goodbye to someone whom you have never known yet who has been very much part of your life? Every Sunday morning it has been an essential part of my enjoyment of reading the Sunday Independent, to check what poet and poem Anthony Cronin was having us consider for the day; for the week.
Independent.ie Newsdesk In the first part of an exclusive interview in the Sunday Independent, Rory McIlroy has spoken to Paul Kimmage about his early days as a professional golfer, the Olympic Games, Tiger...
Independent.ie Newsdesk In Stephen Hunt's latest Sunday Independent column, he talks about his hopes for football in 2017 - including some things he would like to change.
Sir — In a tribute to the late Gillian Bowler (Sunday Independent, December 18), Liam Collins included a quote from her from 2004: “Time is the most precious thing we have and yet we don’t realise it.”
Sir - In response to Donal Lynch's appraisal of therapy (Sunday Independent, December 11), he hit the nail on the head when he said "the hard, unglamorous heavy lifting of self-improvement is still up to you". However, this does not mean you can do it alone.
Sir - In all the toing and froing, the main issue is a man lost his life. Brian Stack was a prison officer for the country.
Letter to the Editor Sir - What an excellent, thought-provoking and brave article Eamonn Sweeney has written in your paper (Real bravery is surviving abuse, Eric, Sunday Independent, December 4).
Donal O'Donovan Management at Independent News & Media (INM) have made a proposal to the trustees of the company’s defined benefit pension plans and held talks to discuss the proposals today.
Michael Cogley and Anne Marie Walsh Shareholders at Independent News and Media (INM) have overwhelmingly approved a capital restructuring plan that could lead to the resumption of dividends for the first time since the onset...
Letters to the Editor Sir — It was gratifying to see one brave journalist (Sunday Independent, November 27) draw attention to the continuous vilification of my former colleague and now current garda commissioner, Noirin O’Sullivan, by people who are not worthy to tie her shoelaces, aided of course by many reporters forever...
Independent.ie Newsdesk Joe Brolly has heaped praise on Kerry forward Kieran Donaghy and again questioned those that champion the greatness of Colm Cooper.
Letters to the Editor Sir - I wasn’t surprised by your 'I want to lead' page one lead story (Sunday Independent, September 20), in which Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Justice and Equality, signalled her ambition to succeed Enda Kenny and, in time, become our first woman Taoiseach.
Ian O'Doherty It wouldn’t be normal week in Irish life if Joe Brolly didn’t cause consternation in some circles. But for once the Northern motor mouth can be forgiven for wondering what he did wrong.
Ailish O'Hora TAOISEACH Enda Kenny has opened the new digital-led news hub at Independent News & Media's offices on Dublin's Talbot Street.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Sunday Independent columnist and Meath legend Colm O'Rourke was convinced that Kieran Donaghy should have been awarded a penalty after being hauled to the ground in the area.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Former Cork hurler Conor Cusack claimed to be 'distressed' after reading an anecdote in Joe Brolly's Sunday Independent column ahead of today's All-Ireland final between Dublin and Kerry.
Letters to the Editor Sir - The response or non-response of wealthy Arab states - U.A.E, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia - to the refugee crisis currently engulfing Europe has been instructive.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Kevin Doyle has been appointed as Group Political Editor for Independent News and Media.
Nicola Anderson The level of expectation is at an all-time high - but top rugby analysts have predicted that Ireland has gone to a whole new level and has 'a real shot' in the World Cup.
Calling Ireland’s Heroes - Hidden Heroes 2015 Opens for Nominations
With arts sector funding receiving cuts every year, private arts funding is stepping into the breach. We take a look at the arts initiatives that together with support of businesses are leading the way.
Sir - Any reasonable, sensible person having read the excellent articles by Jody Corcoran, Jim Cusack, Eoghan Harris, Mairia Cahill and Ruth Edwards in last week's Sunday Independent would never, ever vote for Sinn Fein.
Letters to the Editor Sir - Homelessness for families in our Irish cities is heartbreaking, without even contemplating the same problem for the thousands of refugees fleeing war and violence in their own countries, some of whom are coming here. There is a lot of truth and common sense in Gene Kerrigan's treatise on this problem (Sunday...
Paul Williams Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan may have been well advised to be more reliant on police reports before sitting down to write a soothing letter of comfort to Sinn Féin last February.
Daniel McConnell Former Fianna Fail Senator Averil Power is today declaring her intention to stand for the next general election as an Independent candidate.
Paul Williams The incendiary disclosure by the Police Service of Northern Ireland that they believe the IRA had an organisational role in the murder of former Provo Kevin McGuigan is potentially embarrassing for the...
Ailish O'Hora Independent News & Media (INM) titles continue to dominate the Irish newspaper landscape, new circulation figures show.
Independent.ie Newsdesk TV3 presenter Vincent Browne has said he has no plans to retire from his role as talk show host.
Letters to the Editor Sir - I'm note sure if it was deliberate on your part or just ironic - but the two stories on pages four and five in last week's Sunday Independent showed the complete polar opposite of how the world in which we live has evolved.
He went into battle against them many a time, but now Joe Brolly is on the same side as Tiernan McCann and Tyrone as reports suggest the Red Hand man may be hit with an eight-week ban for his shameful dive against Monaghan on Saturday.
Letters to the Editor Peter O'Sullevan, the Kerry-born BBC racing commentator and journalist, died recently aged 97.
Sir - Myself, my wife and three children are holidaying in a mobile home in the west of Ireland.
When water charges were first introduced, people took to the streets in their tens of thousands to protest.
Sir - In response to Michael Dryhurst's letter (Sunday Independent, 2 August) may I say that in my opinion Marty Whelan's morning programme is perfectly pitched for the time of morning. It is entertaining and uplifting. Please Lyric FM, don't consider changing this format.
Sir - Re Eoghan Harris's column (Sunday Independent, 2 August): I admire the love of county as much as the next man or woman. Kilkenny, for example, need not go outside the county boundary to find the greatest hurlers we have ever seen (DJ Carey, Richie Power, Eddie Brennan - did I miss someone out here?).
Philip Ryan A major split is emerging in Fine Gael over the possibility of calling an end to civil war politics and forming a coalition with Fianna Fáil after the next general election.
Adrian Kavanagh Yesterday's 'Sunday Independent'-Millward Brown opinion poll offered different messages to the various parties and groupings.
Willie Kealy A huge majority of Irish people are still not feeling the benefits of the recovery, despite figures showing that we have returned to pre-crash levels of growth, according to the latest Sunday Independent/MillwardBrown national opinion poll.
Philip Ryan Fine Gael's hopes of returning to Government after the next general election have suffered a severe blow as voters turn their back on the party in droves, according to the latest Sunday Independent/Millward Brown opinion poll.
Letters to the Editor Sir - I was very annoyed to read and see the article in your paper last week (Sunday Independent, July 26) - "Welcome to Carrick-on-Shannon."
Eilis O'Hanlon Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart, said Yeats. So has it happened in our case, after having been put through the wringer by Europe following the collapse of our economy?
Joe Kennedy Archaeology tourists and scenic routes motorists in the West who seek out the Ceide Fields in north Mayo marvel at the sheer cliffs landscape of Downpatrick Head.
Colm McCarthy This morning's Sunday Independent poll asked a number of interesting questions about the public's personal experience of economic recovery and expectations for the year ahead, as well as preferences for tax cuts, should there be any in October's Budget. The context is important. The Irish economy has been through...
Philip Ryan Fine Gael is haemorrhaging voters with just months to go before the next general election, according to the latest Sunday Independent/Millward Brown opinion poll.
Sarah McCabe Directors and executives at some of Ireland's 13 biggest listed business have traded more than €40m worth of stock in their own companies in the past two years.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Paul Kimmage has criticised BBC Newsnight after the broadcaster appeared to drop him from an arranged interview about Chris Froome and the Tour de France last night.
Declan Whooley Sunday Independent columnist Paul Kimmage says that he is both intrigued and repulsed by mixed martial arts (MMA) and has questioned the coverage surrounding Conor McGregor.
Joe Brolly may have been Cork's biggest critic before kick off in the Munster final today, but he was full of admiration for Brian Cuthbert's side after a dramatic match in Killarney.
Letters to the Editor Sir - There surely is a talent in correctly reading Everyman's take on the TV series True Detective as Declan Lynch did in last Sunday's Sunday Independent. It made me smile to read my own exact response to the opening episode so accurately described by Lynch, hitting the nail on the head and well summed up in the cartoon,...
Ronald Quinlan Sports minister Michael Ring and Sunday Game analyst Colm O'Rourke have become embroiled in a bitter and personalised war of words.
John Downing There was bad news for Sinn Féin in two political opinion polls published yesterday.
Nick Webb Sean Gallagher, the high-profile former presidential candidate, Dragon and Sunday Independent columnist has raised over €25m to buy commercial property with the launch of his new Clyde Real...
Jody Corcoran After the boom, the bust, the austerity and the angst, and now the recovery, the latest Sunday Independent/Millward Brown opinion poll shows that either Fine Gael or Fianna Fail will lead the next Government.
Jody Corcoran Fine Gael and Fianna Fail are the political parties with momentum as the General Election looms into sight, according to the latest Sunday Independent/Millward Brown opinion poll.
Jimmy Guerin Someone said to me last week that next year would be the 20th anniversary of Veronica's death. They spoke about its significance and suggested something should be done to commemorate her murder. As they spoke I was thinking that this person, who was full of good intentions, was unbeknownst to himself slightly insensitive.
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Independent.ie Newsdesk A new book on murderer Graham Dwyer will be published this weekend.
'We're not in that Ireland anymore'
Letters to the editor Public statements by the Catholic clergy are no more my business than they are Gene Kerrigan's. And I usually find myself competing with him for levels of criticism of the church.
Letters to the editor Sir - Before my recent trip to Dublin to campaign for the Yes side, my father gave a word of advice: no talk of Irish re-unification.
Letters to the Editor Sir - I have to give Willie Kealy kudos for his well-written article that appeared in the Sunday Independent (May 31).
Letters to the Editor Sir - A number of letters in your Sunday Independent of 24 May defending the restoration of civil service pay are understandable opinions from employees of the State.
Thomas Molloy INM chief executive Robert Pitt hailed "quite a dramatic change in the picture" for the company which owns this website as well as a range of newspapers including the Irish Independent, Sunday...
Greg Harkin A man once named Ireland's richest and who lost his property empire in the economic crash is back working on a building site.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Ireland is less attractive than the United States for entrepreneurs for the first time in 20 years, according to one of the country's top venture capitalists.
Sir - Niall Shanahan of IMPACT stated in last week's Sunday Independent that it made perfect sense to unwind the emergency legislation (Fempi) that cut Public Sector pay during the so-called financial crisis, with a number of other contributors to your Letters Page also defending this move.
Sir - While I share Brendan O' Connor's sadness at the needless deaths of people, including teenagers and children, from illegal drug abuse (Sunday Independent, 24 May) I don't agree that the answer lies in making it easier to obtain drugs of a less harmful variety as part of a containment process.
Sir - I was disappointed to read former Tyrone manager, Art McRory's comments (Sunday Independent, 24 May) in relation to Dermot Crowe's suggestion that the sledging solution in GAA lies in leadership on the sideline.
Jim Cusack Gardai have launched an internal inquiry into damning revelations that up to 10,000 crimes are 'disappearing' every year, the Sunday Independent can reveal.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Koch Industries, the US industrial empire run by controversial billionaires David and Charles Koch, has bought Sligo medical device manufacturer Protek Medical. The brothers, who are major...
Fiona McBennett In a recent Sunday Independent business article, Sharon McCooey, senior director of LinkedIn Ireland, revealed that the majority of companies in Ireland were planning to increase their headcount...
Independent.ie Newsdesk Ireland’s national newspapers carried three times more ‘Yes’ articles in support of the marriage equality referendum than “No”, claims s media monitor group.
Jody Corcoran, Brendan O'Connor and Philip Ryan Support for same-sex marriage is in free fall - down 13 points in a month, a Sunday Independent/Millward Brown opinion poll has found.
Letters to the Editor Sir - It's no time since the Vatican's representative here wouldn't go before a parliamentary committee to account for Rome's actions in respect of the abuse of Irish children at the hands of their priests here.
Paul Moran This final Sunday Independent/Millward Brown measure of opinion before the Same Sex Marriage Referendum on Friday will invigorate both the Yes and No sides in this protracted debate for different reasons.
A NEW book explores the turbulent life of Domhnall ua Buachalla, a Maynooth shopkeeper who led men from the town into the maelstrom of the Easter Rising and later became Governor-General of the Republic.
Gene Kerrigan John Waters is right, I think, when he says a lot of people are afraid to say openly that they intend to vote against marriage equality. They tell the pollsters they'll vote Yes, or that they Don't Know - but in the privacy of the polling booth they'll vote No.
Philip Ryan, Political Correspondent Support for a Yes vote in the forthcoming Marriage Equality Referendum has plummeted with a week to go before the country goes to the polls, according to a Sunday Independent/Millward...
Independent.ie Newsdesk With less than two weeks until Ireland votes on whether to add marriage equality to the Irish Constitution, polls seem to be solidly behind a Yes vote.
In yesterday's Sunday Independent, Joe Brolly wrote about a simple rule change that he feels will beat the blanket defence. Brolly's comments attracted huge interaction online with the majority agreeing with the former Derry star.
Independent.ie Newsdesk The Gaelic Players' Association have said they are "advising" the Monaghan footballer who failed a drugs test.
Niall O'Connor Political Correspondent TANAISTE Joan Burton has today refused to commit the Labour Party into a vote pact with Fine Gael ahead of the General Election.
John Greene Sky’s second season of GAA championship coverage will begin in just under four weeks’ time in either Portlaoise or Tullamore, when the winners of next weekend’s Carlow and Laois game take on...
Letters to the Editor Sir - Irish Water is now issuing bills to all households for the three months ended in March. The Department of Social Protection has indicated that the grant of €100 will be paid in one instalment to all customers that make payment
Niamh Horan Irish schools are earning thousands from fattening up children by placing vending machines outside classrooms.
Letters to the editor Sir - Emer O'Kelly's article ("Do angry teens need counsellors or just a sharp dose of reality?" Sunday Independent, 26 April) glaringly omitted a major player in today's parent-teenager relationship.
Cormac Byrne Soccer stars have emerged as Ireland's favourite sports people over the past five decades.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Joe Brolly has accused Cork of "quitting" in their heavy Allianz League final defeat against Dublin at Croke Park yesterday.
Ger Keville One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter. Ok, maybe that is a bit extreme when trying to quantify the impact and debate that will no doubt explode when Sunday Independent readers...
John Greene Welcome to our special feature Unrivalled: The Stars of 50 Years of Irish Sporting Success. Over the coming days we will outline our leading sports stars and teams of the last five decades. It is by no means a definitive list . . . how could it be? Such a thing is not possible, it is merely our list.
Letters to the Editor Sir - Having read Niamh Horan's interview with Breda O'Brien, I (like many Irish Catholics) am sick and tired of that Iona Institute crowd telling us how to be good Catholics - putting forward their divisive agenda as being representative of Irish Christian morality.
Ciara Kelly Week two of our Sunday Independent 'slimmer for summer' project will have separated the men from the boys. Some of you will be on track going strong and finding things are getting easier, whereas...
One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter. Ok, maybe that is a bit extreme when trying to quantify the impact and debate that will no doubt explode when Sunday Independent readers wash the ink off their hands after trawling through 32 pages of opinion on who are Ireland's greatest-ever sports stars.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Broadcaster and producer Anna Nolan has said abstaining from intimate relations while training to be a nun did not make her a "better person".
Ian O'Doherty God, aren't you just sick of it by now?
Thomas Molloy Irish Stock Exchange's best paid chief executive, trading company moves to Dublin and those bidding for Cleary’s department store... here are the main Sunday business stories.
Shane Doran A new Sunday Independent/Millward Brown poll published today that confirms widespread support for abortion in certain circumstances has sparked renewed calls for a new referendum on the issue.
Niall O'Connor and Nicola Anderson Fianna Fáil's support in the opinion polls has remained stagnant in what will prove deeply disappointing for party leader Micheál Martin.
Paul Moran This latest Sunday Independent/ Millward Brown opinion poll, conducted up until Thursday of last week, indicates there has been a sharpening of opinion among the population in terms of how they view the body politic.
Daniel McConnell Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin has been accused of "being afraid of his own shadow" after a major row at a private party meeting last Thursday night.
Jody Corcoran and john Drennan Angry voters are demanding their money back after eight years of hard austerity, the latest Sunday Independent/Millward Brown opinion poll has found.
Jody Corcoran The Government is in a race against time and it has about a year to win that race.
Claire Mc Cormack MOTHER-of-two Kate Carbery says the so-called economic upturn hasn't improved life for her.
John Drennan, Political Editor Senior government figures have expressed 'alarm' over the consequences for the gay marriage referendum of serious public unease over giving gay couples the right to adopt children.
Daniel McConnell Tanaiste Joan Burton’s Labour Party has received a welcome 2 point bounce in the latest Sunday Independent/MillwardBrown national opinion poll.
Independent.ie Newsdesk ONE Limerick couple were celebrating yesterday after being handed a cheque for €10,000 as part of the Irish Independent and Sunday Independent’s Live Free For A Year competition.
Sir - Reading Sarah Mc Cabe's article last Sunday in your Business Section '700 complaints made to watchdog over life insurance' and not a single finding of mis-selling issued in the past five years, is very worrying indeed.
Paul Williams, Jim Cusack and Ralph Riegel Convicted murderer Graham Dwyer stalked and terrorised his former partner in a campaign of harassment lasting more than a decade, a Sunday Independent investigation reveals.
Jerome Reilly and Daniel McConnell The Central Bank has admitted that its controversial 80/20 mortgage deposit rules will have an "unavoidable" negative impact on the housing market.
Sir - I read with interest Carol Hunt’s article in the Sunday Independent (22 March): ‘The reason why I’m thinking of running for Ross’.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Martin O'Neill's side need to look for composure, rather than passion, when they take on Poland this Sunday according to the Independent.ie Football panel.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Ireland must look to reverse disappointing home form in competitive action if they are to qualify for Euro 2016 automatically according to the Independent.ie Football panel.
John Downing OPENLY supporting the referendum for same-sex marriage is one thing. Canvassing door-to-door for a Yes vote is quite another matter. But with 10 weeks to go, the need to overcome doubt in middle Ireland will very likely call for a good old-fashioned "ground war".
Maeve Sheehan TWO alleged Provo child abusers are among the suspects for the IRA murder of a prison officer, the Sunday Independent has learned.
Letters to the Editor Sir - I was more than a little amused to read in Declan Lynch's television review (Sunday Independent, March 16) that Sinn Fein's Liadh Ni Riada was engaged in some sort of language strike in the European Parliament.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Neil Francis says he doesn't think Warren Gatland was "bothered" by him comments last week regarding his mind games and admits that the Kiwi is a "decent fellow".
Independent.ie Newsdesk Neil Francis: Gatland has a propensity for saying stupid things and I've matched him on that count
Independent.ie Newsdesk A spokesperson for Renua Ireland has put Terence Flanagan's disastrous interview on RTE Radio One's 'Drivetime' programme down to the "stress of setting up a new party".
Letters to the Editor Sir - Again I must congratulate your reporter Jim Cusack, (Sunday Independent, 8 March), for his persistence in highlighting the activities of the furtive illegal fuel launderers who are still plaguing the 'badlands' of North Louth and South Armagh.
Nick Webb Celebrities from the world of music, film and sport have made huge money over the last year boosted by mega endorsement contracts, enormously successful Hollywood blockbusters or a rather...
Realex Payments founder Colm Lyons is in talks to sell the company he set up.
Letters to the Editor Sir – I read Brendan O’Connor’s article a year ago and felt sincere empathy for him, his family and families of every child with a Down Syndrome child. Then, seven months ago, I gave birth to a little boy, Johnny — who to look at you’d think was perfect, but actually has two rare genetic chromosome disorders, both of which are...
The Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Mary Shields, will present the 2014 Lennox Robinson Literary Award to Sunday Independent columnist Eoghan Harris at Douglas Library, Cork, on Saturday, February 27, as part of the second Lennox Robinson Festival.
Peter Flanagan Independent News & Media (INM) continues to be the most successful player in the Irish newspaper industry by outselling rivals in every category, new figures show.
Ailish O’Hora Almost two millions people choose Independent News & Media titles, new figures show.
Brian O'Reilly SINN Fein leader Gerry Adams has refused to rule out becoming Taoiseach after the next election – after he ruled out Sinn Fein being the junior partner in any potential coalition government.
Philip Ryan Ousted Labour TD Anne Ferris has claimed her party's chief whip Emmet Stagg suggested collapsing the Coalition over the divisive abortion bill which forced her from the party.
Letters to the Editor Sir - In an era of economic, social and political adversity, the Garda Siochana have suffered from savage cutbacks, which reflect the broader social downturn.
Nick Webb and Paul O'Donoghue Some of Ireland's biggest listed companies - ranging from bookmaker Paddy Power to drinks giant C&C and food behemoth Kerry group - have subsidiaries or joint ventures in tax havens, Sunday Independent research has found.
Jody Corcoran Fine Gael and Sinn Fein have decisively moved ahead in the race to lead the next government, according to the latest Sunday Independent/Millward Brown opinion poll.
Philip Ryan Political Correspondent More than three out of five people will vote in favour of changing the constitution to recognise same sex marriage, according to a Sunday Independent/Millward Brown poll.
Philip Ryan Political Correspondent THE public's appetite for a new political force has nose dived despite the emergence of two new parties in recent months, according to a Sunday Independent/Millward Brown opinion poll. Former Fine...
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