Independent TD Michael Lowry wrote the words “not bad looking” on a note referring to his former public relations adviser Valerie O’Reilly. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Everyday political sexism or a harmless compliment?

 Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power and Independent senator John Crown have published a new Bill proposing the regulation of electronic cigarettes. File photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Senators Averil Power and John Crown want restrictions similar to other tobacco products

 Former UK chancellor Ken Clarke addressing a European Movement Ireland Conference titled ‘Reform or Referendum the UK, Ireland and the future of Europe’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

‘UK in Europe more valuable to US, more listened to by Russia and relevant to China’

Tanaiste Joan Burton said difficulties were caused when Heathrow’s Shannon slots were transferred to Belfast.

TDs concerned over possible sale of State’s stake to IAG

The Opposition staged a Dáil walkout yesterday after Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett ruled there would be no debate because of a connected legal action being taken by former minister for justice Alan Shatter. Photograph: Frank Miller /The Irish Times

Decision to rule out debate on inquiry into Garda malpractice claims criticised by Kelly

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and other Government ministers at the unveiling of the latest Action Plan for Jobs in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Bryne/Irish Times

Taoiseach says country needs another three to five years of stability

Lucinda Creighton. “Seriously, this is going on for the last 25 years and just because a new party is emerging . . . the main Government party is changing.” Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

‘Political movement will not become vehicle for single-issue candidates’

Tánaiste Joan Burton has rejected the idea that the Government’s forthcoming spring economic statement will include a five-year tax reform plan. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Tánaiste denies spring statement to include plan as Fine Gael MEP voices support for reform

Sinn Féin TD Jonathan O’Brien is not seeking an apology from Labour’s Eric Byrne for commenting on his brother’s situation during a Leaders’ Questions exchange. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Labour’s Eric Byrne commented on Sinn Féin TD’s brother during Leaders’ Questions

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