Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he was confident Irish Water would pass the so-called market test when the European Commission examined the new structure unveiled by the Government this week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

Enda Kenny ‘confident’ Irish Water will pass European Commission’s ‘market test’

 Louise O’Keeffe, who pursued her case to the European Court of Human Rights.  Photograph: Garrett White/ Collins Court

Taoiseach lauds child sex abuse survivor for her courage and tenacity

Barack Obama evoked the tradition of European emigrants crossing the Atlantic to a “nation of immigrants,” including Irish and those fleeing famine, in making his case for legislative action. Photograph: Michael Nelson/EPA

US president mentions illegal Irish immigrants in Chicago in speech at Las Vegas high-school

Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton: says water charges avoided ‘having to put more taxes on work at a time when we are trying to create employment’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Minister for Enterprise says water charges fairer than raising money via income tax

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is heckled as he arrives at Xanadu’s offices in Cork this morning. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Taoiseach verbally abused on arrival for announcement of 120 jobs at Xanadu tech firm

The Cork Governance, Risk and Compliance Technology Centre launched by Enda Kenny will be the latest in a network of 15 such facilities in the State Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

New R&D facility to focus on solutions for financial services

Child sex abuse survivor Louise O’Keefe was I said it was a positive meeting with Enda Kenny overall, as he pledged tghatCabinet would make a decision before Christmas on whether the state is going to continue to fight claims by people abused while attending primary school.

Child sex abuse survivor Louise O Keeffe says meeting with Enda Kenny was positive

Ian Bailey’s solicitor Frank Buttimer: sent a letter to Marie Farrell on March 25th, 2004, over comments she made about Mr Bailey  in media interviews. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Witness had made false allegations he had threatened her after libel case, says Bailey

Man was knocked unconscious but managed to ring the emergency services when he came to and was taken to Cork University Hospital.

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