|Format||broadsheet & tabloid|
|Owner(s)||Independent News and Media|
|Founded||1905, replaced Daily Irish Independent. A newspaper is a written Publication containing News, information and Advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called Newsprint. Broadsheet is the largest of the various Newspaper formats and is characterized by long vertical pages (typically 22 inches or more A tabloid is a Newspaper industry term which refers to a smaller newspaper format per spread to a weekly or semi-weekly alternative newspaper that focuses on local-interest Independent News & Media plc ( INM) is a media organisation based in Dublin, Ireland with interests in 22 countries on 4 continentsworldwide Year 1905 ( MCMV) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting The Daily Irish Independent was an Irish newspaper launched in the 1890s to promote the pro- Parnellite cause following the split in the Irish Parliamentary|
|Political position||originally Catholic Nationalist,|
pro-Irish Parliamentary Party,
then Fine Gael, now centre right and
pro-Fianna Fáil, populist on social issues
|Headquarters||Talbot Street, Dublin|
The Irish Independent is Ireland's largest selling daily newspaper. The Irish Parliamentary Party (IPP (commonly called the Irish Party was formed in 1882 by Charles Stewart Parnell, the leader of the Nationalist Party, replacing Fine Gael – The United Ireland Party, shortened to Fine Gael (ˌfina gail meaning Family of the Irish or Tribe of the Irish, is the second largest Fianna Fáil – The Republican Party (Fianna Fáil – An Páirtí Poblachtánach shortened to Fianna Fáil ( is currently the largest Political party in the Talbot Street ( Sráid Thalbóid in Irish) is a city-centre street located on Dublin's Northside and is one of the principal shopping streets of Dublin (ˈdʌblɨn/ /ˈdʊblɨn or /ˈdʊbəlɪn/, bˠalʲə aːha klʲiəh or cliə(ɸ is both the largest city and capital of Ireland. Unusually, it is published in both tabloid and broadsheet formats.
It was formed in 1905 as the direct successor of the Daily Irish Independent, an 1890s pro-Parnellite newspaper. The 1890s were sometimes referred to as the " Mauve Decade" because William Henry Perkin 's aniline dye allowed the widespread use of that Charles Stewart Parnell ( 27 June 1846 &ndash 6 October 1891) was an Irish Protestant landowner nationalist The Irish Independent was launched by William Martin Murphy, a controversial Irish nationalist businessman, staunch anti-Parnellite and fellow townsman of Parnell's most venomous opponent, Bantry's Timothy Michael Healy. William Martin Murphy was an Irish nationalist journalist businessman and politician being MP in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom Charles Stewart Parnell ( 27 June 1846 &ndash 6 October 1891) was an Irish Protestant landowner nationalist Timothy Michael Healy, KC (17 May 1855 &ndash 26 March 1931 was an Irish nationalist politician journalist author barrister and one of the most 
During the 1913 Lockout of workers, in which Murphy was the main figure among the employers, the Irish Independent vigorously sided with its owner's interests, publishing news reports and opinion pieces hostile to the strikers, expressing confidence in the unions' defeat and launching personal attacks on the leader of the strikers, James Larkin. For his son see James Larkin Jnr, and for the English actor see James Larkin (actor. The Irish Independent described the 1916 Easter Rising as "insane and criminal" and famously called for the shooting of its leaders. The Easter Rising (Éirí Amach na Cásca was a rebellion staged in Ireland in Easter Week, 1916  In December 1919, during the Irish War of Independence, a group of twenty IRA men destroyed the printing works of the paper, angered at its criticism of the Irish Republican Army and largely pro-British and Unionist stance. Year 1919 ( MCMXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The Irish War of Independence (or Tan War, or Anglo-Irish War, Irish: Cogadh na Saoirse) from January 1919 to July 1921 was a guerrilla The Irish Republican Army ( IRA) (Óglaigh na hÉireann was a military organisation descended from the Irish Volunteers, established 25 November 1913 and who The Irish Republican Army ( IRA) (Óglaigh na hÉireann was a military organisation descended from the Irish Volunteers, established 25 November 1913 and who The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located In 1924, the traditional nationalist newspaper, the Freeman's Journal, merged with the Irish Independent. The Freeman's Journal was the oldest nationalist newspaper in Ireland.
For most of its history, the Irish Independent (also called simply the Independent or, more colloquially, the Indo) was seen as a nationalist, Catholic newspaper, which gave its political allegiance to Cumann na nGaedhael and later its successor party, Fine Gael. Cumann na nGaedhael (ˈkʊmən nə ˈŋɰeːɫ "Society of the Gaels" sometimes spelt Cumann na nGaedheal, was an Irish language name given Fine Gael – The United Ireland Party, shortened to Fine Gael (ˌfina gail meaning Family of the Irish or Tribe of the Irish, is the second largest
In the 1970s, it was taken over by former Heinz chairman Tony O'Reilly. Sir Anthony Joseph Francis O'Reilly PhD often known simply as "Tony O'Reilly" born 7 May 1936 is a Dublin -born billionaire who holds both Irish and British Under his leadership, it became a more populist, libertarian newspaper—populist on social issues, but economically conservative. By the mid-nineties its allegiance to Fine Gael had ended. In the 1997 general election, it endorsed Fianna Fáil under a front page editorial, entitled 'It's Payback Time'. Fianna Fáil – The Republican Party (Fianna Fáil – An Páirtí Poblachtánach shortened to Fianna Fáil ( is currently the largest Political party in the While it suggested its headline referred to the fact that the election offered a chance to 'pay back' politicians for their failings, its opponents suggested that the 'payback' actually referred to its chance to get revenge for the refusal of the Rainbow Coalition to award the company a mobile phone licence. 23rd Government of Ireland Albert Reynolds --> The 23rd Government of Ireland (12 January 1993 &ndash 15 December 1994 was formed by  Tony O'Reilly disputes this claim.
In late 2004, Independent Newspapers moved from their traditional home in Middle Abbey Street to a new office, "Independent House" in Talbot Street, with the printing facilities already relocated to the Citywest business park near Tallaght. Citywest ( Irish: Iarthar na Cathrach) is an area at the south-western edge of Tallaght originally built as a Business park on a greenfield Tallaght (pronounced /'tælæ/ Tamhlacht is the largest town and county seat, of South Dublin County, Ireland.
On September 27, 2005, a fortnight after the paper published its centenary edition, it was announced that editor Vinnie Doyle would step down after 24 years in the position. Events 489 - Odoacer attacks Theodoric at the Battle of Verona and is defeated again Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A century (from the Latin centum, meaning one hundred is One hundred consecutive Years Centuries are numbered ordinally (e He was replaced by Gerry O'Regan, who had until then been editor of the Irish Independent's sister paper, the Evening Herald.
Its sister paper is the Sunday Independent. The Sunday Independent is a Broadsheet Sunday Newspaper published in the Republic of Ireland by Independent News and Media plc Other newspapers in the Independent News & Media group include the Evening Herald, the Daily Star (Irish edition), the Sunday World (all tabloids), many local Irish newspapers and The Independent, a London-based newspaper, as well as newspapers in Australia and South Africa. Independent News & Media plc ( INM) is a media organisation based in Dublin, Ireland with interests in 22 countries on 4 continentsworldwide The Evening Herald is a Tabloid evening Newspaper published in Dublin, Ireland by Independent News & Media. The Sunday World is an Irish Newspaper published by Sunday Newspapers Limited a division of Independent News and Media. The Independent is a British compact Newspaper published by Tony O'Reilly 's Independent News & Media. The Group has a major share in the Sunday Tribune, a Sunday broadsheet. The Sunday Tribune is an Irish Sunday Broadsheet Newspaper published by Tribune Newspapers plc Broadsheet is the largest of the various Newspaper formats and is characterized by long vertical pages (typically 22 inches or more The Independent News & Media Group has been accused of holding an 'unhealthy dominance' of the Irish newspaper market, all the more so since the demise of the Irish Press, Evening Press and Sunday Press newspapers published by the Irish Press Group in 1995. The Irish Press was an Irish Newspaper published by Irish Press plc between September 5 1931, on the eve of the 1931 Kilkenny v Cork With the closure of the Evening Press, the Independent's Evening Herald is now the only Irish national evening newspaper. Excluding the Sun and the Mirror, most of the content of which are produced in England, the Independent group owns just over 67% of Irish daily newspapers. Excluding the Sunday Times, it controls almost 87% of Irish newspapers sold on Sunday. It has however acquired a reputation for sensationalising the truth, often resorting to total omissions of truth and/or lies. Regarding their stance on their lack of credibility with regards to the truth, Gerry O'Regan said, "We do what we have to do in order to be successful. Sometimes that means disregarding the feelings and opinions of others. What more can I say?"