President Higgins with the newly appointed Ministers at a ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin, after yesterday’s reshuffle. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Tánaiste also pledges collective bargaining legislation will be prioritised

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “The resources we have at hand will be used to promote ever more job creation,” he said yesterday . Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Taoiseach says some people beginning to experience economic recovery

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said a new commission on low pay would be an independent statutory body and make annual recommendations to the Government about the appropriate minimum wage level and related matters. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Kenny says Government to publish statement of priorities for remainder of term

Fianna Fáil spokesman Timmy Dooley said he had published a short Bill to bring about a constructive outcome to the Brooks debacle. Photograph: PA

FF critical of Government for not getting involved earlier

Senator Eamonn Coghlan: “Let us not have an Irish solution to an Irish problem.” Photograph : Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Senator: Issues arising in the neighbourhood of such events must also be resolved

Licensing laws covering events like the Garth Brooks concerts should be sorted out, the Seanad heard tonight. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Martin Conway (FG) says organisers should not assume ‘it will be all right on the day’

The head of the wax model of Garth Brooks as it sits on a shelf in the gift shop of the Wax Museum in Dublin. Iit is believed his body may have been lost when the museum moved from Parnell Square to College Green.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Fianna Fáil accuses Government of sitting on its hands as row rumbled on

One Direction fans at Croke Park: all three of the band’s concerts held at Croke Park recently passed without incident, said FF leader Micheál Martin

FF leader calls for emergency legislation to allow concerts to proceed

  Brendan Howlin, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister says reducing the Government deficit to below 3 per cent of GDP remains target

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