Mr Bruton, speaking to the media on Friday, went to considerable length to draw a distinction between Ireland’s ‘robust strategy’ of offering a low rate of corporation tax and the practices referred to by president Obama

Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton says it is up to US to resolve tax obligation anomalies

Harry McGee: ‘The latest quarterly report published today follows the patter of mixing substantial innovation with Mickey Mouse targets that amount to no more than box-ticking exercises.’ Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Analysis: Hundreds of worthy and trivial targets are set out, but plan may achieve ultimate aim

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Joan Burton speak to reporters at the publication of the Action Plan for Jobs in Dublin this afternoon. Photograph: Collins

Taoiseach says figures showing 24% rise in prices in the capital is a market correction

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton, Taoiseach Enda Kenny Tanaiste Joan Burton  and Minister of State Gerald Nash gave a press conference today to publish the latest quarterly report on the Action Plan for Jobs. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Take-up for finance initiatives for small businesses lower than expected, Bruton says

Judges Mary Irvine and George Birmingham who were appointed as judges to the Court of Appeal. Photograph: Eric Luke

Six experiences High Court judges named as members of new Court of Appeal

Deputy Labour leader Alan Kelly: “Isn’t it quite amazing we have a need for more private housing considering we were building almost 100,000 a year a few years ago?” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Environment wants to double number of local authority and social homes

New Minister of State for the Gaeltach Joe McHugh who has begun a refresher course in Irish with Liam Ó Cuinneagáin at Oideas Gael in Glencolumbcille in Co Donegal.

Analysis: Minister’s struggle may not be with language but an uninterested Government

PAC chairman John McGuinness said it was ‘not uncommon for officials and the chairman to meet with witnesses and for the chairman to explain the context and the procedures’. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Chairman says Public Accounts Committee will robustly defend action taken by ex- Rehab chief

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton  after their first joint press conference yesterday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Tax reform and jobs portfolio main areas of debate between Taoiseach and Tánaiste

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