A memo on the Civil Registration (Amendment) Bill 2013 brought to Cabinet by Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has been approved. Photograph: Frank Miller

Currently only deaths that occur within the State can be registered here

M3 toll road near the N3 at Ratoath Toll Roads: State to pick up bill for its lack of use. Photograph: Alan Betson

State pays M3 and Limerick tunnel companies for low traffic levels

Ruarí Quinn: has created working group to devise a new model for allocating resources

Department of Education investigation reveals children in wealthy parts of Dublin benefit from more resource teaching for special (...)

Pat Kenny hosting RTÉ’s Late Late Show. The broadcaster is understood to have been offered deals of roughly similar monetary value by RTÉ and Newstalk. Photograph: Alan Betson

Veteran broadcaster will begin his new show on September 2nd

Eamon Gilmore: to attend Council of State meeting on proposed abortion legislation on Monday

Constitutional pledge can be changed only by referendum

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore:   Fine Gael and Labour Senators have signalled intentions to vote No in the referendum to abolish the Seanad. Photograph: Alan Betson

Senators will use personal votes to oppose Seanad abolition

The inclusion of fathers’ names on birth certificates will become compulsory for the first time under planned new legislation discussed at Cabinet today. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Registrars will also get new powers to halt “sham” marriages

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton: her department paid a total of €25 million in 2012 for medical certs

Highest single payment over €100,000

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