Irish Times columnist Noel Whelan and Frank Flannery   at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties.  Flanery warned that Fine Gael Ministers Ministers tend to be  captured by the civil service and become more and more detached from the public the longer they remain in office.  (North West Newspix)

Flannery – Fine Gael tended to do right thing by the country but forgot about the party

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: “This is just another opportunity wasted and another disappointment for those who want change.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin dismisses reforms plan as ‘window dressing’

Mary Lou McDonald: interview showed her rewriting the past

Opinion: All of the bigger parties have something to fear if they allow themselves to be intimidated

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny  and Tanaiste Joan Burton  with new Ministers of State on the steps of Government Buildings yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Harris appointed as Minister of State for Finance in place of Brian Hayes

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Tánaiste Joan Burton and members of the new Cabinet before entering the Dáil yesterday. Photograph:

Five TDs promoted to Cabinet, with number of women Ministers rising to four

Heather Humphreys at the presentation of seals of office at Aras an Uachtaráin yesterday from President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Number of women Ministers doubles to four

Ministers and other members of the Oireachtas outside the Department of the Taoiseach’s office yesterday after the announcement of the new Cabinet. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Opinion: Varadkar has star quality but now faces his toughest challenge

Taoiseach Enda and Tánaiste Joan Burton met last night to sign off on a document outlining an agreed framework for the remainder of the Government’s term of office. Photograph: EPA

TDs told to expect announcement today after two-hour talks ended at 10.30 pm last night

Deputy leader of the Labour Party Alan Kelly, who is expected to get a Cabinet post. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Announcement expected today, as momentum drains from bid to regain political agenda

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