The family of late former taoiseach Charles Haughey (above) has dismissed as “patently untrue” a claim that he was beaten with an iron bar in a pub before he failed to deliver a budget speech in 1970. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Book on TK Whitaker claims riding incident injuries were due to severe beating in a pub

 Asylum-seeker residents earlier this month at the Montague Hotel,  Portlaoise protesting about  conditions in which they live under the direct provision system. Minister of State for Equality Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has reiterated his criticism of direct provision and said he wanted to change the system rather than make excuses for it.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister of State reiterates criticism of direct provision and says he wants to change system

Enda Kenny: hoped there could be real unity between Yes and No camps

Micheál Martin says Belfast Agreement includes involvement of Irish Government in any changes to North’s status

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan this morning described as “electrifying” the Scottish referendum campaign, which had taken  the British establishment by surprise. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Flanagan to observe developments as talks proceed on enhanced devolution for Scotland

The chief counting officer for the Scotish referendum Mary Pitcaithly poses for photographs after announcing the final results of the Scottish vote for independence, in Edinburgh, Scotland today. Photograph: Reuters

Taoiseach says attention will now turn to the changes likely to take place

People gather to queue outside the Millers Glen new housing development in Swords, earlier this month. Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has confirmed that the Revenue Commissioners is reviewing its property tax guidelines to take account of escalating house values in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Noonan confirms consultations with Law Society over rate when selling homes

Irish Water has “categorically” insisted its billing system will be fully operational by January when the first bills will be issued

New compensation plans being drafted by Commission for Energy Regulation

Tánaiste Joan Burton said ‘it’s a matter for each individual school whether or not they want to use JobBridge’.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Tánaiste says scheme should be used as ‘developmental opportunity’

Next month’s budget would begin to ‘relieve that burden’ on low and middle income workers, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. Photograph:   Niall Carson/PA Wire

Kenny says he is ‘not one to get carried away’ by latest positive economic figures

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