Brian Lenihan “relieved” when he phoned to say government accepted bailout, says former Canadian finance minister, Jim Flaherty, in book of essays published tomorrow. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/THE IRISH TIMES

Brian Lenihan resisted pressure to raise Irish corporation tax rate in return for deal

The controversy over how John McNulty  was appointed to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art  has turned into a real headache for Enda Kenny. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

October Seanad byelection will be watched more closely than usual

Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin to seek special debate on byelection and Imma board appointment. Photograph: Eric Luke

Debacle set to dominate proceedings in the Dáil despite Kenny’s pledge

Former minister for the environment Phil Hogan is due to appear before a committee of the European Parliament on
Thursday for a hearing to approve his nomination as the new EU Agriculture Commissioner. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Former environment minister says he signed off on overall startup costs for Irish Water

‘Since he took office in March 2011 Enda Kenny has been working every available hour and surviving on as little sleep as possible.’ Above, at the National Ploughing Championships with Eamonn Treacy,   Conventional World Ploughing Champion. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Opinion: Colleagues fear mistakes over the past year may be due to the Taoiseach’s punishing schedule catching up with him

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin with   Labour Leader and Tanaiste Joan Burton   at the Labour Party pre-autumn parliamentary meeting in Whites Hotel Wexford . Howlin has already given his cabinet colleagues a bit of a dressing down for making spending demands that far exceed the available resources. (Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES)

Continued improvement in economy will give Coalition more leeway next year

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: would now look at changes likely to take place following the referendum. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Neutral during the campaign, Kenny says he respects the democratic decision

Minister for Agriculture and Defence  Simon Coveney tweeted: “For the record: I believe much of John Bruton’s commentary on 1916 is simply wrong and does not represent the views of Fine Gael supporters.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Flanagan honours Redmond’s achievement

Former taoiseach John Bruton: “If the 1916 leaders had had more patience, a lot of destruction could have been avoided.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Ireland could have taken same ‘peaceful path’ to independence with Home Rule

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