Hogan accuses 'amateurish' UK of trying to force EU's hand on border issue
Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has accused the United Kingdom of trying to force the EU to impose a hard border with Northern Ireland.
Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has accused the United Kingdom of trying to force the EU to impose a hard border with Northern Ireland.
The former chair of the new Children's Hospital Board, Tom Costello, told colleagues he was reluctant to step down from the role last month, amid controversy surrounding the cost of the...
The human toll from the massacre at two mosques in New Zealand became clearer last night as loved ones shared stories and remembered the 50 victims who were killed as they prayed last Friday.
Scouting Ireland said its staff or case records have "not been interrogated" about allegations it is mishandling complaints about historical abuse at the organisation.
Scouting Ireland and Tusla will meet with gardai to discuss the management of abuse allegations under the terms of a new action plan agreed between the organisations.
Motorists have been urged to contact their insurers as more than one million green cards are expected to be issued so drivers can cross the Border after Brexit.
Work to tackle serious structural and health and safety concerns at 40 schools will not be completed with a "permanent solution" until next year, according to the Education Minister Joe McHugh.
Deep within the bowels of the emergency department at Dublin's Mater Hospital is a radiology unit that doubles up as a forensic lab. It looks innocuous but is used to help those fighting crime. Think of hit TV shows like Bones, CSI and Cold Case Files and you are on the right track.
Credit card giant Visa has said it can reduce the "paper mountain" of cheques being issued to social welfare clients.
The award-winning Irish architect Kevin Roche, famous for an illustrious portfolio of work on both sides of the Atlantic, has died aged 96.
Ireland can look forward to a true spring, with warm weather and little likelihood of a repeat of last year's March snowstorm.
Multinational tech giants must be compelled to fund an independent body teaching children how platforms like Facebook make money from their digital profiles, according to an EU and Unicef...
Mystery still surrounds the identity of the mother of a baby girl whose partially buried body was found on a beach in Dublin before Christmas.
A group who gathered outside the health minister's house last week followed his wife and three-week-old daughter to find their home, Simon Harris has claimed.
Burial grounds will be analysed and investigated at a mother and baby home in Cork if evidence shows a geophysical survey is necessary, according to the Children's Minister Katherine Zappone.
New laws to block killers benefiting from their crimes will be tested against cases where the killer may have been a victim of domestic abuse.
Evidence gathered during a major probe in to a taxi scam has led to 25 people being issued with deportation orders for having no legal status in Ireland.
Visits to refugee camps are routine for journalists stationed in Syria or near its borders. Rarely do they meet women who are willing and able to speak in English about life under Isil's control.
Borrowers trying to buy a home this year are under increasing pressure to secure mortgages as banks are expected to meet annual caps within weeks.
Snow and ice are expected to return to our shores for a second Sunday in a row, with fans flocking to Ireland's Six Nations clash with France told to wrap up warmly.
Scouting Ireland is fighting to continue operating overnight trips that have been a rite of passage for generations of children after it questioned a series of recommendations made by Tusla to protect young scouts.
Fears have been raised about growing crime levels in the capital following a spate of shootings and drug related crime in recent weeks.
Scouting Ireland has been told to reconsider organising overnight trips and review how children in its care are supervised in the wake of sex abuse allegations, the Children’s Minister has revealed.
France will continue to support Ireland in Brexit talks despite a clash between the two countries on how tech giants are taxed here, according to the country's finance minister.
British Prime Minister Theresa May will have to outline exactly why she wishes to delay Britain's exit from the European Union if her parliament demands she do so, France's finance minister said on Tuesday.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he expects screening times for cervical cancer to return to normal, amid criticism for creating backlogs in the system with a “knee-jerk” reaction to the Cervical Check scandal last year.
There are contractors who "quite frankly" should never be hired for another major project, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said.
The refurbishment of Leinster House is the latest Government project to run over budget, with costs expected to rise above the estimated figure of €15m.
The Office of Public Works has been asked to find €3m within its budget for reallocation to the overspend on the new National Children’s Hospital project.
Soaring rent prices are showing signs of slowing down for the first time in three years but remain at record high levels, according to a new housing report.
Recent data shows record numbers of people are living in rented accommodation.
US officials are said to hold "palpable concerns" about the impact of Brexit on Ireland and the Good Friday Agreement, as Tánaiste Simon Coveney met with congressmen and foreign ministers in Washington.
A major row erupted in the Dáil after Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae accused Labour leader Brendan Howlin of being a “hypocrite” during a debate on a motion calling on the Government to address child poverty.
Anti-abortion TDs hit out at plans for exclusion zones outside hospitals where pregnancy terminations are carried out during a meeting in Leinster House today.
Nurses on picket lines said that pay and conditions have "gone downhill" and they would continue to strike until this situation was reversed.
Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae has claimed he felt it was necessary to drive in a bus lane yesterday so he could lend his support to nurses.
A big Government push is under way to stop six more national nurses' strikes by getting their union back to talks today.
A judge has been told to carry out a review in to the death of Shane O’Farrell, who was killed in a hit and run by a man with convictions for theft, drugs and driving offences.
Fine Gael senator Frank Feighan said he will not seek the party nomination to contest the next General Election in Roscommon-Galway.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told the Dáil there is no guarantee that granting nurses a pay rise will help address retention and recruitment issues in the health sector.
Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae has claimed he was en route to visit picketing nurses when he was filmed driving in a bus lane in south Dublin this morning.
Insurance brokers are advising customers to stay away from new policies with companies regulated in UK territories such as Gibraltar because of concerns over Brexit.
Some 6,000 psychiatric nurses are to begin an overtime ban today as part of an escalating campaign of industrial action over pay.
The GAA president has launched a spirited defence of the association's decision to increase ticket prices, while blasting politicians for overseeing the decline of rural Ireland.
GAA president John Horan praised RTé for their "improved" coverage of Gaelic Games as he addressed the Seanad yesterday.
GAA president John Horan said the association will not apologise for the “doing good work on the ground” in the wake of criticism for increasing ticket prices.
THE schools which have most improved their record for sending students to college over the past decade have been revealed in an analysis of school league tables.
Anyone heading north via the Co Louth townland of Carrickcarnan will cross the border with Northern Ireland three times as it zigzags, snakes and dances with local roads.
This year's Sunday Independent School League Tables supplement marks the first time Irish schools have been analysed over a 10-year period and compared in terms of the number of students they send to college or university.
Parents will often wonder if paying extra for their child's education is worthwhile when so many of the country's non fee-paying schools perform exceptionally well when it comes to seeing students progress to third level.
Single-sex schools outperform mixed learning environments in terms of how many pupils they send to third level.
Over the past 10 years Assumption Secondary School in Dublin 12 has undergone a remarkable change that has seen it double the percentage of students it sends on to third level.
Recognising the different pathways taken by students through education and beyond is what Galway Community College is all about.
Students are more likely to choose a college or university close to home when they are moving on to third level after their Leaving Cert, an analysis of school league tables shows.
There is no correct way to choose a college place and, eventually, a career. The same must be said for picking a school, and it is important that those tasked with guiding youngsters through to their Leaving Cert remember there is more than one way to plot a path to further education or the workforce.
A decade of data on school performance shows us which schools have most improved their record of sending students to college since 2009.
Major multinational employers are concerned that Irish graduates from college and further education fall short in their ability to speak foreign languages.
Farmers claim they are not being afforded a fair hearing as part of an "open season" undercutting beef producers.
The cost of living has returned to Celtic Tiger levels despite households seeing only marginal income gains in the last 10 years.
Savings made on groceries are being wiped out by household bills and income tax pressures on working families since the collapse of the Celtic Tiger, a Sunday Independent analysis of Central Statistic Office (CSO) figures shows.
A hard Brexit would lead to the return of the infamous 'booze cruise' to the UK, with extra passengers expected to board ferries in search of duty-free alcohol, a leading academic has said.
Just weeks before he was forced to resign over his handling of the National Broadband Plan, former Communications Minister Denis Naughten told Facebook he was reassured by efforts to protect children on the platform, despite concerns young users faced mental health risks online.
The Road Safety Authority's failure to meet its own targets is the root cause of letters and representations from politicians on behalf of constituents looking to sit their driving tests as soon as possible.
Consumers face increases of hundreds of euro a year on eating out and takeaway meals as restaurants seek to pass on a triple whammy of a VAT hike, wage increases, and other rising costs.
Garda Commissioner Drew Harris will not set up a special unit to police public transport and combat anti-social behaviour, despite concerns from a leading safety authority.
The supply of traditional semi-detached houses will meet and "begin to exceed" demand in the New Year for the first time since the recovery from the economic crash more than a decade ago, according to housing experts.
Aviation officials are confident a copycat drone attack similar to the one that grounded flights in Gatwick last week could be halted more quickly in Irish airspace. They say the location of Irish airports means it is easier to shoot down or tackle rogue objects here than it is in the UK.
Calls have been made for an immediate independent inquiry in to the cost of the new national children's hospital as the total bill is set to increase further before the project is completed.
Gardai were last night investigating if a man who was killed in a shooting in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, was an associate of an Estonian hitman with links to the Hutch-Kinahan feud.
A leading economist has warned of an exodus from Irish main streets in 2019, with traditional shopping spots to become saturated with an unsustainable number of coffee shops and restaurants.
A post mortem examination of a newly born baby, whose body was found on a beach on Saturday morning, has determined that no foul play was involved in its death.
Average values of homes in Ireland have increased by €92,000 in five years, according to a survey of the country's residential property wealth.
Apart from two dogs playfully grappling with the wind near the Martello tower in Balbriggan, North Dublin's picturesque coastline was deserted yesterday evening.
Officials at University College Cork are to meet with the pharmacy regulator amid concern about mental health issues and a lack of motivation among young pharmacists coming in to the industry.
The wider community of Balbriggan are ready to support the mother of a newly born baby discovered on a North County Dublin beach.
Bus priority plans for Dublin will result in longer journey times for private motorists, the National Transport Authority (NTA) has acknowledged.
Fine Gael members have shot down new driving laws proposed by Transport Minister Shane Ross at a parliamentary party meeting tonight.
There will be no election before 2020 after Fianna Fáil "reluctantly" concluded that Ireland cannot afford to have an election amid Brexit uncertainty.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has labelled the Pope’s letter to Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone about the Tuam Mother and Baby Home as an “acknowledgement” instead of a response.
The teleporter used as a weapon in the death of a farmer in Co Kerry during a row over a crow banger is to be returned to the killer's family.
Anthony and Seamus O'Mahony often travelled together as they went about their daily chores along the boreen that leads to the historic Rattoo Round Tower - a local landmark that serves as a sentry to this part of North Kerry.
The Irish Coast Guard (ICG) has outlined how it intends to improve safety standards after recognising the high risk to staff could lead to accidental loss of life.
The Government has been criticised over plans to spend €5m on diesel buses and accused of reneging on commitments to address environmental concerns.
Former health minister Dr James Reilly has defended his role in the opening of a controversial new Primary Care Centre in his constituency, saying his efforts have shown results.
Fianna Fáil has called on the government to halt the privatisation of public transport routes for five years until a full assessment of how bus links would be hit can be carried out.
US State Attorneys have issued a strong rebuttal against "self-defence" claims made by Molly Martens and her father, Thomas Martens, in appeals against their conviction for murdering Limerick man Jason Corbett.
Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has called on the Irish Government and the EU to support UK Prime Minister Theresa May, saying keeping her in office is key to getting a Brexit deal over the line.
Plans to keep people away from hospital in a bid to avoid a pile-up of trolleys over the crunch Christmas period are being worked on by the HSE.
An Irish photojournalist has spent more than a year embedded with the New York Police Department to produce a candid account of the work carried out by police officers across the Atlantic.
Multi-billion dollar tech firm Facebook says it should not pay to help set up a new watchdog to protect children online.
Children are being used as guinea pigs by the developers of apps and digital products without regulation, a leading charity has warned.
Expanding the remit of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland to monitor and regulate online platforms such as Facebook and Google is being considered by Government, officials have told an Oireachtas committee today.
The body of Marie Tierney was discovered in a ditch on Christmas week, two months after she was last seen alive in 1984.
RTE has admitted it has "clear work to do" if it wants to address its gender pay gap and "legacy issues", in a letter sent to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.
Skeletons, ghosts and even a few princesses giddy with excitement fled from schools on the outskirts of Ashbourne last Friday, set free for the mid-term break. The children were allowed to attend lessons in Halloween costumes for the final day of classes before the break.
Officials at the Department of Education say they are unable to put a cost on the scale of work needed to make Celtic Tiger-era schools safe as engineering inspections are carried out over the course of the weekend.
Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said he was surprised by the lack of understanding in Rome that the roots of the church abuse crisis were buried within its religious culture.
The defeated presidential candidates were counting the estimated €1m joint cost of their failed bids last night.
Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen has said one of Éamon de Valera's greatest achievements was to hold the loyalty of his party colleagues during his time in government.
A five kilometre run in memory of lost loved ones will take place in Dublin's Phoenix Park next month.
As Children's Minister Katherine Zappone welcomed Pope Francis at Aras an Uachtarain last summer, it was clear she had a message for him. She held him in place and spoke to him until she was confident her message was delivered.
Oireachtas officials have removed a weblink to the campaign site for Joan Freeman after being asked about its existence by the Irish Independent.
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has issued a State apology to Garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe.
The sitting MEP was born in Dublin, raised in Cork and represents Ireland South in Europe. She joined Sinn Féin in 2011 and has had a rapid ascent through the party’s ranks since then.
The incumbent was the beneficiary of a late surge in the 2011 polls to beat Sean Gallagher in the previous Áras race. After the first count he had more than 39pc of the first preference votes and is expected to have an even bigger tally this time when the county votes on October 26.
The Pieta House founder is an Independent Senator and mental health campaigner. She was nominated to the Seanad by former Taoiseach Enda Kenny in 2016. She is the chair of the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Mental Health Care.
Another former Dragons’ Den star, Mr Duffy is a public relations guru with a background in radio and business. The 58-year-old was born in Kildare, lives in Meath and has carried out much of his work in Co Louth.
Mr Gallagher is a businessman and former political advisor who also contested the last presidential election in 2011. Then, he ran as an Independent candidate and finished second. However, his campaign was overshadowed by a fake tweet controversy during a live RTÉ debate which triggered a series of events that saw his numbers slip in the polls. He had been leading the presidential race prior to the show.
The 61-year-old entrepreneur is best known for his time as an investor on RTÉ’s 'Dragons Den'. His background is in recruitment as the founder and former chief executive of US-based Claddagh Resources. He was born in Derry but spent much of his life abroad working in Australia and the US.
Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe has received a State apology from Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan in the wake of the findings of the Charleton Tribunal.
A joint operation between gardai and American Homeland Security has led to the seizure of three Glock handguns from packages being sent to Ireland from the US.
Government officials questioned if it was "necessary" or "advisable" for Sports Ministers Shane Ross and Brendan Griffin to meet with representatives of leading sports bodies prior to drawing up a new national sports policy document.
When Denis Naughten travelled to New York to address the UN last July, he went out of his way to meet Facebook officials and lambaste them. Minutes and a transcript of the meeting later became public.
Ggardaí and the PSNI have expressed concern about the impact of Brexit on rural crime in the Border region.
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has cranked up speculation on a general election by stating Brexit isn’t an excuse to avoid going to the polls.