Multi-variate linear regression - dependent variable not normally distributed

I'm trying to create a multi-variate regression model, so far I've found 4 independent variables which are significant below the 0.05 level (p-value). None of the independent variables are normal (2 are categorical), I understand this is not a problem but that the dependent variable should be normal? Is this correct? The dependent variable is actually skewed to the right and looks almost bi-modal, I have tried various transformations but can't get rid of the skew or the bi-modal character. Does this mean I can't use linear regression to create a valid model?

Thanks

-Rob

Re: Multi-variate linear regression - dependent variable not normally distributed

Hey TheRobster.

Have you tried considering using an appropriate link function in terms of a Generalized Linear Model?

If the residual is not normally distributed, this is one way to get around this.

Do you have any experience in this area?