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To tell Ireland’s story each and every day, our journalists relentlessly pursue the news that matters. The real story is often hidden in the detail. To unearth it, you need hard work, passion and sometimes, the unexpected. Like a plate of rashers. Get closer with a look at some of our standout stories and the journalists behind them.

Cormac Bourke, Editor, Irish Independent/independent.ie

Swing-gate

As a TD, Maria Bailey could have done something about Ireland’s compensation culture. Instead, she chose to feed it. Kevin Doyle describes how the Irish Independent exposed the case that got the country talking.

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Slum Landlords

The housing crisis exposed. Witness how Amy Molloy shone a light on the true human cost of renting in Dublin. A look at how these tenants are forced to live at the mercy of certain landlords.

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Evolution of GAA

See why John Meagher put aside the story on the drive for five, and instead looked at how GAA now thrives among Dublin’s middle class.

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Shane Lowry

While Shane Lowry was crowned a champion in Portrush, Paul Kimmage offered his perspective on how one of Ireland’s greatest sporting moments came to be.

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Trump’s Mr. Fixit

Trump as your boss? Discover how Niamh pulled up a chair to the Chief of Staff’s table and discussed ‘‘the boss’’ over breakfast.

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The Seven Wonders
of Ireland

If you want to discover the Seven Wonders of Ireland, it’s time to throw away the guidebooks and ask the experts. Pól Ó Conghaile did just that by asking our readers.

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