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'I was sexually harassed', says RTÉ weather presenter Joanna Donnelly

Meteorologist Joanna Donnelly has opened up about her experience of sexual harassment in the workplace.

Body of man found lying outside house in Co Kerry


Gardaí have sealed off an area where the body of a man was found lying on the ground outside a house in Co Kerry tonight.

'They said he was evil... but I loved him so much' - sister of murderer who killed woman, her baby son and local priest in remote woods


Can you still love someone who has committed a terrible crime? That is the stark question posed by Ann Marie O'Donnell in a new film, Property of the State, which dramatises the life and crimes of her brother, Brendan.

Sarah Caden: Cheryl has a sense of perspective, while her celeb peers are busy logging tummy-baring updates


Do you remember where you were when Cheryl first showcased her baby bump? No? I should sincerely hope not.

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Eight charged in France as investigators probe alleged terror plot


Eight people suspected of belonging to a French far-right extremist group have been given preliminary terror charges for allegedly plotting attacks against mosques, politicians and migrants.


Two farm deaths as men killed in separate incidents while carrying out storm repairs


TWO men have died this weekend after suffering fatal injuries while carrying out repairs to damage caused by Hurricane Ophelia and Storm Brian.


Revealed: 'Free' under-12s GP care 'will cost €5 or have a cap on visits'


Free GP care for children between the ages of six and 12 could cost parents €5 per visit or be capped at four appointments a year, the Sunday Independent can reveal.


Joe Brolly: It's now a question of what we truly stand for

Walking into an under 10 match last Sunday morning with my youngest boy, he said, "I can't wait to dummy somebody today." After his first dummy (a more or less perfect rendition of the half-Mulligan), he popped the ball over the bar,…


Gunman arrested and staff at UK bowling alley freed after hostage situation


A gunman who held two members of staff hostage at a bowling alley in Warwickshire has been arrested.


'I spent the last four years cooking with cannabis for Hollywood elite' - Irish chef on working in LA


An Irish chef who works as a private chef to rock stars and celebrities in the US has spent the last four years cooking with cannabis.


'I want this sorted before I lose my memory or die' - Pensioner who is a 'citizen of nowhere'


A pensioner claims that he is "a citizen of nowhere" after being born in an Irish mother and baby home and was then adopted by a family from Northern Ireland.


Dominique Meehan: 'My family and friends had to learn on the fly how to support me after I was raped and that's not good enough'


Every survivor of trauma needs to be supported by their family and friends, but also by the society around them, whether that be by putting up accident black spots on roads, or by making counselling services available for soldiers coming…

Woman (23) arrested as baby dies after fall from sixth-floor window

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after an 18-month-old baby died following a fall from a sixth-floor window.


Murder investigation launched after woman (51) discovered in back garden

Police have launched a murder investigation after the death of 51-year-old Anne O’Neill in the Finaghy area of Belfast on Saturday morning.

'I left my bedroom twice in five days... it worried my wife' - Cian O'Neill on pressure of inter-county management

Kildare manager Cian O’Neill said that the 2016 Leinster semi-final loss to Westmeath was the worst feeling he’s had since the passing of his mother in 2007.


Construction workers discover secret basement in Josef Fritzl's guesthouse

Builders have discovered a secret basement in Josef Fritzl’s guesthouse almost a decade after he was jailed for keeping his daughter captive.


'Cover sewage with cement... hide the bunkbeds' - Major slum landlord operation uncovered

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.


The real generation emigration? What it was like to leave Ireland 30 years ago


Saving for years to visit home, calling friends in Ireland for 85c a minute and keeping up to date with the Irish community abroad in weekly newspapers - Independent.ie speaks to three Irish emigrants who left Ireland in the 1980s, and…

'The winds are fairly gusty again, but we have not stood down' - ESB crews continue to restore power to thousands

Strong winds and rain will continue to hit coastal parts of the country today in the wake of Atlantic Storm Brian which swept across the country yesterday.

The story behind a poignant Hurricane Ophelia photograph that made front-page news this week

It is perhaps the iconic picture of Storm Ophelia. Of massive waves attacking the South Kerry coastline. Of three men standing unmoved as the force of the one-time hurricane rages in from the southern seas to batter our exposed island.…

Saturday, Oct 21

Mum's wait to bring home son who died in honeymoon tragedy

The heartbroken mother of a Dublin man who died while snorkelling with his wife on their honeymoon in the Maldives may have to wait until next week before his body is returned home.

Storm Brian: Houses 'destroyed', thousands without power and popular tourist spots forced to close


A woman has described how she got an "an awful fright" when she opened her blinds this morning to see "a river" at her front door after Storm Brian hit the south-east of the country.

Young man killed overnight after he is struck by two cars while crossing the road

A man in his late twenties was killed overnight after he was struck by two vehicles on a Dundalk road.

Storm Brian: Centre of Atlantic 'weather bomb' now over Kildare as it sweeps across the country

The centre of Storm Brian is now over Kildare as the country is warned to expect heavy downpours, followed by strong winds.

Friday, Oct 20

Storm Brian: Atlantic 'weather bomb' moves across the country causing flooding and travel disruption

Storm Brian is set to cause travel chaos around the country with a number of rail and ferry routes cancelled and flooding reported on roads across the country.

'She couldn't believe it' - Ibrahim Halawa's sister fainted after seeing her brother for the first time since his release


Formalities with Ibrahim Halawa's new passport means he faces further delays before getting home.

'For no reason, an absolute scumbag beat up a young girl' - Gardai hunting man who repeatedly punched girl (19) at Luas stop


Gardai are hunting a man who repeatedly punched a teenager in the face during a late-night attack.

Met Eireann issues warning to stay away from damaged trees and coastal areas as Storm Brian begins

Five counties that were hammered by Hurricane Ophelia are now on high alert for flooding amid warnings of a potential "weather bomb" due to torrential rainfall and high tides.

Thursday, Oct 19

Man (20s) who was sleeping rough dies after being found unconscious on Co Louth street


A young man who had been sleeping rough has died in Co Louth.

Met Éireann issue two Status Orange warnings as Storm Brian approaches

Met Eireann have issued two Status Orange warnings and three Status Yellow warnings as Storm Brian is offically named by Met Eireann.

Irishman drowns on honeymoon in the Maldives


An Irishman has died following a drowning accident in the Maldives.

Explainer: Everything you need to know about the unprecedented phone scam sweeping across Ireland


Ireland’s telecoms companies have warned customers about a new phone scam that is affecting thousands of people. Here is everything you need to know:

Wednesday, Oct 18

Oireachtas Committee on Abortion will not recommend retention of Eighth Amendment in full


A historic vote at the Oireachtas Committee on Abortion moved to recommend “not to retain the Eight Amendment in Full”.

Taoiseach issues blunt warning to banks to resolve 'scandalous' tracker mortgage scandal

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned banks guilty of wrongly depriving customers of tracker mortgages to resolve the bulk of outstanding cases before the end of this year.

Taxi driver 'may know' thug who repeatedly punched teenage girl on return from night out


A taxi driver who may be able to identify the brute who viciously assaulted a young woman has come forward.

'I finally have the voice that I didn't have when I was 16' - Brave sisters waive anonymity and reveal impact father's abuse had on them


A retired soldier who pleaded guilty to raping his daughter over a five year period and to regularly abusing another daughter will be sentenced next month.