The Paradise Papers shine a light on secrets of 'the system'
'We don't pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes." So said the American hotel tycoon Leona Helmsley - dubbed 'The Queen of Mean'.
'We don't pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes." So said the American hotel tycoon Leona Helmsley - dubbed 'The Queen of Mean'.
Ireland's "stubborn" stance in the Brexit negotiations is not a "land grab" for Northern Ireland, Simon Coveney has said.
Acclaimed author and dramatist Roddy Doyle has said he has never witnessed any sexual harassment or abuse of power in the Irish theatre world.
The judge in the Tom Humphries case is widely regarded as "affable and compassionate" by her legal colleagues.
'Boomerang children' are increasingly returning to their parents' home as property prices continue to soar.
A growing number of children are expressing gender identity issues to teachers in primary school, a leading support group has found.
The health service overtime bill now stands at more than €5m a week - with one doctor topping up his basic pay by €66,000.
Additional stocks of the seasonal flu vaccine have been ordered by the HSE amid mounting fears of an epidemic this winter.
There are 192 sex offenders living in communities across the country subject to special Garda monitoring, the Sunday Independent can reveal.
Drivers of electric company cars are to get a tax break under new measures announced in the budget.
Leasing farmland for solar panels will be deemed a "qualifying activity" to encourage diversification and the drive for renewable energy sources.
The leader of Ireland's largest trade union has urged Ryanair pilots to fight Michael O'Leary until they "beat" him in the war over pay and conditions.
A leading homeless charity has substantial investments in major banks which have repossessed hundreds of family homes, the Sunday Independent has learned.
Bank customers have been targeted with a 'number spoofing' scam to trick victims into thinking they are talking to their bank.
Tens of thousands of people marched from the Garden of Remembrance to Merrion Square yesterday in a call to repeal the Eighth Amendment.
Ryanair faces a raft of lawsuits if it fails to pay full compensation to passengers affected by the cancellation of thousands of flights.
Younger teens and a number of children in the early stages of alcohol abuse are being put on special 'detox' programmes, new records reveal.
Transport Minister Shane Ross has told Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary the pilot rostering fiasco that has left thousands of passengers stranded and cost the airline €117,000 a day in compensation is "unforgiveable".
A referendum to allow 3.6 million Irish citizens living abroad to vote in presidential elections is being considered with next year's abortion ballot.
Gardai have been armed with a 'hotlist' of uninsured drivers to clamp down on rogue motorists driving up premiums for road users.
The Revenue Commissioners will not tax the estimated €250,000 to be raised by the landmark testimonial dinner for former GAA star Colm 'Gooch' Cooper.
On a recent weekday morning, a group of people gathered for a tour of The Marlay, a gleaming state-of-the-art nursing home just off the M50, close to Rathfarnham in south Dublin. The rooms were bright and airy. The place was buzzing with activity. A couple of residents read the in-house newspapers in the lobby. A group of ladies watched Sammy Davis Jr on TV in the sitting room. In another room, an activities coordinator read the newspaper aloud to her audience. Outside, the sun shone on a flower-filled courtyard.
Farming families are losing their land as vulture funds swoop on indebted properties bought during the height of the Celtic Tiger.
Ryanair faces the threat of a massive compensation bill following its shock decision to cancel up to 50 flights a day for the next six weeks.
More than 400 of Ireland's 'Lost Generation', many with significant cash savings for a down-payment on a new house, are returning home each week.
Union chiefs have warned they could take industrial action if the two-tier pay structure in teaching is not eliminated.
A 'Gathering No 2' targeting the Irish diaspora has been put on hold due to currency complications caused by Brexit, the Sunday Independent has learned.
Galway legend Ollie Canning has dismissed suggestions the weight of expectation is on his brother Joe's shoulders going into today's All-Ireland final against Waterford.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has warned that the UK will have to compromise on Brexit or negotiations will break down.
Rocketing rents are encouraging a newfangled option to slash accommodation costs in Ireland.
'Buy-to-flip' speculators seeking to capitalise on rising home prices are snapping up properties to renovate and resell for a 'quick buck'.
Critical time is being lost by ambulances travelling to accidents and other emergencies because they are not fitted with sat nav equipment, the Sunday Independent has learned.
The controversial artists' tax exemption scheme - recently used by high earners including Ryan Tubridy and Paul O'Connell - is under investigation by the Department of Finance ahead of the October Budget.
Super-size uniforms are now being sold with 46-inch waistlines to primary school children as our child and teen obesity crisis continues to escalate.
The mother-in-law of murder victim Jill Meagher says those guilty of revenge porn destroy the lives of innocent people.
Free drug testing in nightclubs - so users can check the purity of substances bought from dealers - has been quietly kicked into touch by the Government, the Sunday Independent can confirm.
GardaI have conducted one of the biggest search operations to date on both land and sea into the mysterious disappearance of Tina Satchwell earlier this year.
Drivers caught breaking speed limits for the first time may be ordered to undertake an intensive 'training course' instead of receiving penalty points, the Sunday Independent has learned.
Retired teachers are topping up generous public service pensions by cashing in on exam supervision and correcting work - despite ongoing anger over a 'two-tier' pay scale and conditions for their younger colleagues.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told how he lost two people he knew to suicide during Ireland's Great Recession as latest figures show the number of suicides reached almost 5,000 in most of the period referred to as the lost decade.
He has a penchant for well-cut suits and funky socks - but the Taoiseach's 'breakfast box' on board the Government's private jet shows he can also be a man of simple tastes.
Childless Irish couples using 'rent-a-womb' surrogates overseas are to face a major legal clampdown, the Sunday Independent has learned.
Almost 50pc of the public believe Leo Varadkar's plan to introduce a watchdog for the waste industry will not be effective, a Sunday Independent/Kantar Millward Brown opinion poll has revealed.
'What. The. Actual. F**k.' So went one of a flurry of early morning tweets in a firestorm of outrage on social media last Sunday.
Cyber criminals mounted a major attack to steal €110,000 from University College Cork (UCC), the Sunday Independent can reveal.
Bookmakers will be forced to refuse wagers of more than €2,000 from anyone without ID as part of a new clampdown on criminals using betting shops to launder cash.
The Jobstown Six, found not guilty of falsely imprisoning former Tanaiste Joan Burton and her adviser Karen O'Connell, gathered outside Dublin's Central Bank yesterday to celebrate - and to protest.
Former OCI President Pat Hickey has said it was like being part of a "Doctor Who movie" when he was arrested and imprisoned in a Brazilian jail.
A groundbreaking drug that costs €80,000 per patient could soon be given to women with advanced breast cancer.
Acclaimed authors Roddy Doyle and John Banville will each write a play for a new €500,000 'People's Theatre' to be erected in Dublin.
Pro-life campaigners have vowed to dramatically ratchet up their campaign as the countdown to next year's abortion referendum gets under way.
"It was like a Dr Who movie... the TV cameras shining in the door, the policemen, some in uniform, and the guys in the dark gear, with masks and machine guns."
TV presenter Lucy Kennedy has spoken of her struggle to juggle a demanding career with motherhood - but says she would still have another child if she thought Mother Nature was on her side.
The powerful HPV vaccine won't be rolled out to teenage boys until September next year at the earliest, the Sunday Independent has confirmed.
Tax defaulters who have failed to pay back what they owe will be identified in a new-style defaulters' list to be published by Revenue on Tuesday.
Pride of place was reserved for our first openly gay Taoiseach as he led the annual LGBT parade in Dublin yesterday in a historic moment watched by the world.
POP mogul Louis Walsh has said U2 would never have become the biggest rock band in the world without the singular “belief” of their manager Paul McGuinness.
Politicians are failing to take growing poverty levels seriously, according to Kieran Stafford, the new national president of the Society of St Vincent De Paul (SVP).
Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin has significantly increased pressure on the former Attorney General Maire Whelan to withdraw from her proposed appointment to the Court of Appeal, stating last night that she should "consider her position".
Pop mogul Louis Walsh has said U2 would never have become the biggest rock band in the world without the singular "belief" of their manager Paul McGuinness.
House prices in one of Dublin's most salubrious suburbs could take an unexpected dip if a number of new 'supersize' developments get the go-ahead.
Residents in one of the most affluent and desirable suburbs in south Dublin have vowed to "fight back" as developers ratchet up plans for a raft of new "high density" developments in the area.
Residents in one of the most affluent suburbs in south Dublin have vowed to "fight back" as developers ratchet up plans for a raft of new "high density" developments in the area.
Dublin councillor Mannix Flynn has described Sinn Fein as a "cult", and alleges they're "lining their own pockets" as they strive to become the most powerful party in the country.
Foreign doctors with poor English will be banned from working in Irish hospitals within months, the Sunday Independent has discovered.
A total of 63 members of the Irish Army have failed drug tests for substances including cocaine and cannabis in the last five years - but just 46 were discharged from duty.
The taxman is on the lookout for the multi-million euro 'out of hours' grinds money earned by some of the country's teachers.
The Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom award of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), has been awarded to Turkish journalist Can Dundar, former editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet newspaper.
More than €110,000 a day has been spent installing water meters following the suspension of controversial charges last year, the Sunday Independent can reveal.
Proposed legal guidelines, which will oversee greyhound exports, have been strongly welcomed by the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) - but there is a warning further action may be needed at EU level.
Converted shipping containers may be used to house hard-pressed college students as the rental sector prepares for an unprecedented crisis in the autumn.
Dr Peter Boylan insists he was determined his public spat with sister-in-law Dr Rhona Mahony over the new national maternity hospital would not turn "personal" - but admits losing friends as a result of the furore.
A record 893 retired teachers were working in our schools last year - as young graduates flock overseas to earn tax-free salaries of €60,000 across the Gulf region.
Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan has overseen a legal spend of more than €525,000 in just two years - as she continues to hire some of the most high-powered lawyers in the country to fight ongoing allegations against the force.
Ireland is seen as a "soft-touch" for a possible terror attack, and is regarded as fertile ground for recruiting and fundraising by extremists, according to a former al-Qaeda member who is now a security expert.
RTE legend Sean O’Rourke has told of his joust with former Taoiseach Charles Haughey — but says on a personal level it was hard to “dislike” the controversial politician.
Universities are earning millions of euro in exam 'resit fees' charged to students who fail to make the grade first time round.
RTE legend Sean O'Rourke has told of his joust with former Taoiseach Charles Haughey - but says on a personal level it was hard to "dislike" the controversial politician.
Just three nurses have been recruited in the past eight months as part of a special scheme aimed at luring young workers back to Ireland.
Greyhound breeders are exporting Irish dogs to Pakistan, China and Argentina via the UK and other EU states to stop them being tracked by Government officials.
The HSE could be a 'sitting duck' for a cyberattack unless it radically beefs up security to protect highly sensitive data which may be sold by criminals on the Dark Web.
Trinity College has more than €470,000 invested in the arms and aerospace industry, the Sunday Independent can reveal.
Comedian Stephen Fry faces a potential fine of up to €25,000 as Gardai launch an investigation after a TV viewer alleged his comments on an RTE show were blasphemous.
The sun-filled days of the past week provided the first real opportunity of the year to enjoy food and drink al fresco - and we jumped at the chance.
The mother of a 16-year-old boy who died suddenly from an asthma attack has issued a stark warning that preventative medication must be taken daily to manage the condition.
The secrets of the Dragons' Den are revealed today as an entrepreneur who got financial backing for his business in last week's show admitted: "They really put me through the wringer."
A murder investigation is under way in Waterford after a woman was found dead with serious head injuries in an apartment in the city.
The father of tragic teenager Phoebe Prince has said a popular drama series risks glorifying suicide in the minds of vulnerable young people.
Learner drivers will have to prove they can safely use a Sat-nav as part of a radical overhaul of the standard road test, the Sunday Independent has learned.
World-renowned author John Banville has hit out at the Arts Council's "stupid" plans to ask artists who receive a €17,000 stipend to prove their productivity.
A new SSIA-style savings scheme is Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar's "preferred option" to help tackle Ireland's 'pensions time bomb'.
A new SSIA-style savings scheme should be introduced to try to tackle our 'pensions time bomb', according to Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar.
The American ambassador to Ireland considered Eamon de Valera to be a "lunatic" although he was also "sincere and incorruptible".
Seriously ill patients across Ireland are receiving organ transplants from former cancer sufferers amid a chronic shortage of donors, figures have revealed.
A surge in the number of returning emigrants - some with significant cash savings for down payments on a new house - has emerged as the latest pressure point in pushing up property prices.
The outgoing Executive Director of the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (Glen) has said a number of irregularities became apparent shortly after she joined the organisation last October.
Councillors are in line to receive a boost in their pay and expenses package of up to €3,500.
Irish America and the island of Ireland have lost a "great friend" following the death of Dan Rooney.
Specially built prefabs could be turned into operating theatres - and even mortuaries - in a ground-breaking bid by the HSE to ease hospital overcrowding.
The Charities Regulator has directed the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (Glen) to provide it with specific information on certain issues including providing a number of financial reports.
Bob Geldof and The Boomtown Rats led the charge as some of the biggest names in Irish music graced the stage in the annual Rock Against Homelessness gig at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin.
Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary has said he does not accept climate change is real.
Many older Irish parents are ground down funding the 'Bank of Mum and Dad' - trying to help offspring on to the property ladder - but others are less worried about spending the "kids' inheritance".
Bonus payments, gold-plated family health insurance packages, car allowances and specially funded fitness instructors are some of the perks enjoyed by Irish Water staff.
The water charges controversy dramatically escalated on two fronts yesterday as Fianna Fail threatened to block the election of a new Fine Gael Taoiseach, and new details emerged of a still-thriving bonus culture at Irish Water.
Gardai are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a husband and wife who drowned while on a cruise in the River Shannon.
Women who have UK abortions involving a fatal foetal abnormality will not have the remains repatriated to Ireland at the State's expense.
The number of corncrake - one of the enduring sounds of the Irish countryside - is now in "critical" decline despite more than €2m being spent on the battle to save the species from national extinction.
First-time house buyers risk being lured into escalating levels of debt, as the Government's new help-to-buy scheme stokes demand to potentially dangerous levels, one of the country's leading think-tanks has warned.
Cash-strapped RTE has refused to say if senior managers will receive a pay boost of at least €1,000 this year as part of a special bonus scheme.
The Gold Cup winner Sizing John will lead a parade of Jessica Harrington's three Cheltenham Festival winners in Moone Village, Co Kildare, today at 6pm.
It's always good to beat the old enemy - and Ireland spoiled England's Grand Slam party in Dublin yesterday with a battling performance which put some gloss on a mixed Six Nations Championship.
A "violent jolt" to the head of a schoolboy rugby player can cause serious damage to critical blood vessels linked to the brain which could have consequences for their emotional development.