'I’m much happier now' - why this young man left An Garda Síochána to become a booking agent
The number of rank-and-file gardaí quitting the force doubled between 2015 and 2017, figures released to Independent.ie show.
The number of rank-and-file gardaí quitting the force doubled between 2015 and 2017, figures released to Independent.ie show.
The owner of a designer handbag store in Dublin city centre was hit with a bike chain after bravely standing up to a raider during an attempted...
Tesco has had to introduce a quota on Gordon's Pink Gin to "ensure availability" for all customers in the run up to Valentine's Day.
President Michael D Higgins has led the tributes after former Celtic, Manchester United and...
Gardai are investigating an alleged attempted sexual assault in Dublin city centre tonight.
A woman who was reported missing in Cork on Thursday has been found "safe and well".
Gardaí investigating the murder of Andrew Allen at his Donegal home believe that a "number of people are sheltering those involved."
Contraband beer with an estimated retail value of €100,000 has been seized by Revenue Officers after a truck was searched at Dublin Port today.
Women are afraid to express their opinions online in case they receive abuse from trolls, Deputy Ruth Coppinger has said after a Fianna Fáil councillor tweeted that she should "keep her clothes on."
A Fianna Fáil councillor has apologised for comments he made in relation to Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger during her appearance on Claire Byrne Live last night.
The father of a boy who was seriously injured in a hit-and-run incident has said his son was left for dead on the side of the road "like a piece of meat".
The father of a young boy who was seriously injured in a hit-and-run has said his son was left for dead on the side of the road "like a piece of...
Volunteers searching for missing David O'Sullivan are now trying to recover CCTV footage from the ATM where it is believed he last carried out a transaction.
A TENANT who was unlawfully evicted from his home by businessman Paul Howard has told how he left Ireland because he felt "extremely intimidated".
Angus Lambkin has seen some harrowing sights.
People living in the shadow of GAA headquarters are faced with a regular roster of events and have garnered much media attention for their objections in the past, but what is it really like for those living next to Croke Park?
The sister of murdered Irene White has urged anyone with information about her death to put themselves in the family's shoes, saying: "You can't hide, not in a situation like this."
The Irish Prison Service is being called on to abolish the practice of solitary confinement due to concerns about prisoners' mental health.
A man has been hospitalised after a group of men forcibly removed tenants from an apartment.
A man has been hospitalised after a group of “up to ten men” forcibly removed tenants from an apartment in Dublin this morning.
A homeowner is currently unable to sell her apartment in a boom-time Co Clare estate as there is an outstanding fire safety notice.
Gardaí investigating a shooting outside the National Stadium in Dublin on Friday night are "anxious" to speak to anyone who saw a black or dark-coloured Lexus in the area.
A cyclist who was killed when his bike was involved in a collision with a car has been described as "one of the good guys" by his clubmates.
A man in his 50s has been charged in relation to the discovery of a suspected "crystal meth lab" in Dublin.
A man has died following a fire at his apartment in Co Mayo.
Gardaí have found a suspected "crystal meth lab" following the search of a premises in Walkinstown, Dublin.
Gardaí are searching for a 43-year-old man who has been missing since Christmas Day.
The Church of Scientology has applied for planning permission to build a playground at its centre in south Dublin.
The body of a young Irish kayaker has been found in Ecuador.
Irish Rail has said the introduction of "baby on board" badges for expectant mothers has been a success so far.
A man questioned in court about competing in a triathlon five weeks after suffering "incapacitating injuries" responded: "Oh, I see you've been looking at my Facebook."
The owner of a property in a Co Clare estate has said he will need to take out a loan and is facing into debt after being told to pay for fire safety and other defects.
Roma people in Ireland are "going to bed hungry" and children are malnourished due to the extreme poverty they're being forced to live in, a new report has found.
Gardaí in Dublin are investigating the alleged assault of a young boy at the Scientology centre in Dublin.
Gardaí in Cork are investigating after a car and a number of tools were stolen outside a young couple's home.
AN IRISH teenager has died after a tragic accident while holidaying in Lanzarote.
The Luas red line is experiencing delays after a car door hit off a moving tram.
A WOMAN settled a defamation claim for €20,000 after she bought a bottle of wine in a Dublin supermarket, walked down the road to a different shop, left the wine on a shelf and was asked by a staff member if she paid for it.
A Dublin mother-of-two is offering families who are struggling financially the chance to rent a communion dress and get their hair and make-up done for free.
A mother-of-five has complained to gardaí after a man threatened her over the phone, saying “you and your autistic kids will get their heads bashed in... I'm going to bash the autism out of them.”
A search is underway for an elderly man who has been missing in Co Wexford since yesterday.
A baby who was in the back seat of a car when it was stolen is "perfect", her mother has said.
A man who tragically died in a laneway in south Dublin last night has been remembered as a "gem" and a "gentleman" by his heartbroken friends.
Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a fatal accident in Donegal this morning when a tractor collided with a car.
A man has died in Co Donegal after the tractor he was driving collided with a car.
An 84-year-old woman was left languishing on a trolley for more than 24 hours in one of Dublin's busiest hospitals.
An 84-year-old woman has been languishing on a trolley for over 24 hours in one of Dublin’s busiest hospitals.
Ireland goalkeeper Darren Randolph has paid tribute to a talented young footballer who died suddenly this weekend after being hospitalised with a high fever.
A MAN who was involved in a car crash with a woman - who is being investigated by gardaí for a separate accident - has now withdrawn his personal injury claim, Independent.ie has learned.
An Irish teacher who suffered a near-fatal blood clot in Dubai is "taking big steps" and her family are confident about her recovery after she was able to to return to Ireland this week.
An Irish teacher who suffered a near-fatal blood clot while teaching in Dubai is to be flown home on Friday following an online campaign by her boyfriend and family.
The brother of an Irish man who has been missing in America since last year has said his family are still hopeful that the "unbelievable" search effort will provide answers.
A man has died after being hit by an articulated lorry in Co Offaly.
Australian police warned a fisherman charged with causing grievous bodily harm to an Irish father-of-two who died from a traumatic brain injury he is likely to face more serious charges, such as manslaughter or murder.
Tributes have been paid to a Limerick man who was killed in a car crash in England the day before he was due to travel home for Christmas.
An Irish teacher who suffered a blood clot is expected to be flown home to Ireland in January, "pending having a bed confirmed", her family has said.
A father-of-two who was killed in Australia has been described as "the best daddy in the world" by his eldest sister.
THE owners of a Co Wexford pub being sued by a woman who fell on the premises have slammed the Irish legal system as being “pitted against anyone trying to run a business”, as they have been forced to close the bar while defending the claim.
Cystic Fibrosis campaigner Orla Tinsley has confirmed that her double lung transplant was a success.
The body of a woman (40s) has been found at a flat in south Dublin.
Thousands of Irish people will be spending this festive season far from home.
"It’s safety, it’s security, it's a base - and it's something for me to build on."
Gardaí in Dublin are appealing for a young man who was seen in the company of a woman before she was viciously attacked to come forward.
"People who drink-drive never think they'll be the one to cause an accident, or the one who gets caught... it annoys me when they have no regard for anyone else."
A landlord exposed by Independent.ie for renting a small three-bed house in Dublin to 23 people at one time has continued to overcrowd the property - even though authorities were alerted to the dangerous conditions.
An undercover reporter was urged to hand over cash on the spot to take up a Scientology course and was told psychiatrists or counselling do not work to combat mental health issues such as depression.
An Irish teacher on life-support in Dubai after suffering a blood clot in her leg is "slowly but surely starting to come around", her boyfriend has said.
An Irish teacher on life-support in Dubai after suffering a pulmonary embolism is "slowly but surely starting to come around," her boyfriend has said.
The family of a young teacher who is currently on life-support in a Dubai hospital has raised over €90,000 following an online campaign to "bring Aisling home".
A father-of-two who suffered a cardiac arrest has hailed his gym instructor as a "hero" after he carried out life-saving CPR.
Tributes have been pouring in for an "inspirational" girl who became the youngest-ever competitor in the Dublin Marathon, after she passed away yesterday.
Police in Northern Ireland and gardaí have issued a joint appeal for information about a woman who died during a boating holiday in Co Fermanagh.
THE brother of an Irish man missing in America says his family is "completely overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers" as dozens of people are taking part in a major search effort this weekend.
The Defence Forces carried out a major exercise in Dublin today centred on responding to a possible terrorist incident.
Hundreds of shoppers had to be evacuated from IKEA's flagship store in Dublin this evening.
Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has joined a controversial management company connected to Daniel Kinahan.
A man has been killed in a car crash in Co Galway.
A number of houses were evacuated earlier today after two viable explosive devices were discovered in Co Limerick.
A bar in Limerick city centre is asking customers who feel unsafe on a night out to 'Ask for Angela' as part of a campaign to stop unwanted attention or sexual harassment.
An elderly couple in Listowel, Co Kerry, had to be evacuated from their home as they were left up to their waists in water after heavy floods hit the country.
An elderly couple in Co Kerry had to be evacuated from their home as they were left up to their waists in water after heavy floods hit the country yesterday.
A number of residents have objected to the erection of ball-stopping nets at a secondary school in Dublin 4.
A community has been left in shock after a 54-year-old Italian national was stabbed to death at a house in Co Offaly.
Just because an employer is paying you to drive for work, doesn’t mean you have no responsibility for your own actions.
A BUSINESSMAN whose four houses were previously rented to up to 40 people at a time is now trying to sell the properties for over €3,000,000.
A picture published in this week’s Wexford People of a junior hurling team celebrating victory has a far more poignant story behind it than readers may have realised.
A former nightclub owner has claimed he had to close down his business because he couldn't afford the insurance costs after a string of compensation claims by customers.
The owner of an Indian takeaway that was temporarily closed after a "pond of human excrement" was found on the premises has apologised to customers, saying: "That was a very bad moment for me".
Gardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man at a house in Donegal.
Gardaí have renewed their appeal to the public as the search for a missing 16-year-old boy continues.
A missing teenager has been found safe and well, gardai have confirmed.
The body of a teenager who was reported missing last month has been found in a wooded area near Ennis, Co Clare.
Gardai investigating a serious public order incident that happened in Finglas, north Dublin last month have arrested eight men.
A man who was in a relationship with convicted killer Molly Martens-Corbett has revealed how she messaged him on Facebook after he went public about their time together, saying: “How could you do this to me… don’t you know how good a mother I was?”
Two Irish students died in Belgium because of substandard accommodation. The reaction here was one of disgust, with calls for stricter punishments for unscrupulous landlords.
An undercover interview with a solicitor advertising 'no win, no fee' services for personal injury claims found the solicitor bragging about rarely losing cases - and how companies rarely pursue fraudulent claims.
A solicitor providing personal injury advice said that even fraudulent claims are hardly ever pursued for costs.
A solicitor providing personal injury advice said that even if a claim is fraudulent, claimants usually aren't pursued for costs.
A woman has been sleeping on her mother's sofa for the past month as she claims her Dublin apartment has been infested with rats.
A landlord running an overcrowded house in Dublin has told the tenants they need to leave as he is returning to his home country and is "closing the house", Independent.ie has learned.
A man has died in Co Sligo after his motorbike collided with a car carrying a woman and three children.
Former Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan has secured a new role with a nonprofit policing organisation in the United States.
A man has been charged in connection with the seizure of two firearms and ammunition in Dublin.
Gardaí in Sligo have confirmed that the body of a woman recovered from the sea off the coast of Sligo is that of Roisin Dolan.
Slum-like houses sleeping up to eight people in rooms are "inhumane" and part of "organised crime", a Dublin councillor said.
The shocking conditions in dozens of slum-like houses are revealed in a special investigation that lays bare the lengths landlords will go to in order to evade inspectors.
An Irish couple has been involved in a minibus crash in Turkey.
Irish Rail are operating full DART services this morning following last night's disruption.
A group of people running slum-like houses in Dublin are removing bunkbeds, partitions and items of furniture before inspections in an attempt to deceive council staff, Independent.ie has learned.
Irish Rail has suspended services on the Bray to Lansdowne Road line in Dublin due to an incident.
A young accountant who was tragically killed after being struck by two cars has been described as "the kind of guy you could always rely on".
More than 19,500 homes are currently without power as Storm Brian batters Ireland.
A young mum-of-two suffering from Lynch Syndrome has told of her horrific experience living on the streets, saying: "Some days I'm just not able to cope".