The Labour Party has said that no disciplinary action will be taken against Wicklow TD Anne Ferris after she abstained in the Dáil vote last night on the establishment of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Wicklow deputy had flagged her issues with new Mother and Baby Homes commission

 The latest European Commission surveillance report has warned that the effectiveness of the new mortgage controls introduced by the Central Bank could be adversely affected if  Government proceeds with a mortgage insurance scheme. Photograph by Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

European Commission says Central Bank controls could be undermined by plans

David Flanagan on Howling Ridge, Carrauntoohil, Kerry.  Photograph: Peter McMahon

David Flanagan’s book on rock-climbing will become a classic, with its high-quality photographs and accurate route descriptions

Alan Kelly:  a more realistic time frame was that the commission would be  operational ahead of the next European and local elections, in 2019. Photograph: : Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister says it will not be ready in time for 2016 general election

President Michael D Higgins was verbally abused by anti-water protesters as he visited a school in Finglas last week. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Anti-water charge group gathered outside school President was visiting in Finglas

Central Bank Governor Patrick Honohan accepts there is a lot of opposition to plans to require  homebuyers have one fifth of the  purchase price on deposit. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Final decision on controversial issue of 20 per cent deposit on houses to be addressed

Independent TD Michael Lowry has denied that a note he sent to Taoiseach Enda Kenny about reappointing his former PR adviser to the National Transport Authority was sexist and reflected cronyism. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

TD described former PR adviser as ‘bright, intelligent and not bad looking’

The Dail Chamber.  TDs  will always expect to receive or make phone calls of a highly or sensitive nature.

Analysis: Valid reasons why Oireachtas members shouldn’t have call records monitored

The Central Bank Act 1942 have statutorily prohibited the bank from disclosing a huge array of confidential documents

Banking inquiry Bill will allow only very limited scope in using information

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