Joan Burton  completely avoided answering the question she was repeatedly asked by Fianna Fáil environment spokesman Barry Cowen: how much implementation is going to cost. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

It’s hard to say how much the water conservation grant will cost – for Joan Burton

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin expressed ‘grave reservations’ about bank Bill. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney

Bank inquiry members could face sanctions if they name a financial institution or person

Fianna Fáil Senator Darragh O’Brien: takeover bid was “no coincidence”.  Photograph: David Sleator

Fianna Fáil Senator Darragh O’Brien says Government wiped airline’s pension liabilities prior to takeover bid by IAG

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has “no plans” to reintroduce funding for school guidance counselling.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

FF says it is ‘high time’ to reverse decision as schools have to cut elsewhere to offer service

End Kenny has confirmed no decision has been made about the offer for the sale of the national airline in the wake of the offer from IAG  which owns British Airways, along with Spanish airlines Iberia and Vueling. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin leaders advise against sale for jobs and connectivity

Peter Mathews TD, formerly of Fine Gael, said there had been a “terrible trail of destruction, loss of life and mutilation” in countries across Europe because they lacked a constitutional provision allowing free votes on issues of conscience. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Ireland in danger of fascism because of party whip system, Independent TD warns

the five main city councils in Ireland collected parking income of almost €50 million in 2013, said Independent Socialist TD Clare Daly. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

155 cars clamped daily in capital, says Sinn Féin transport spokesman Dessie Ellis

 Members of Amnesty International Ireland and the National Union of Journalists gather outside the Saudi Arabian embassy in Dublin on January 22nd, 2015, calling for the release of blogger Raif Badawi, who was  sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for creating an online forum for public debate. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister asked why no outrage against Saudi Arabia for its denial of freedom of speech

Secondary school teachers at Newpark Comprehensive, Newtownpark Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin, picket the school over planned junior cycle reforms. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin accuses Government of ‘stubborn refusal’ to heed teachers’ expertise

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