Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “I think is very important for Irish emigrants who are immigrants to the US ... have the right to come home and the right to travel back.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Kenny wants US president to allow stranded immigrants ‘right to travel’

Water charge protestors outside Leinster House in Dublin yesterday. Photovgraph: PA

Coalition focus is on level of charges but for many water is issue that broke camel’s back

 Tánaiste  Joan Burton says she is ‘satisfied’ Irish Water will pass Eurostat test. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Tánaiste expresses confidence as Taoiseach says Government made mistakes

Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea said  by his count the Government had performed “10 U-turns” on water charges.

Analysis: The worst thing you can say about an Irish politician is they are out of touch

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said he hopes Irish Water “amicably” follows through on a decision to not pay staff bonuses for this year given the “difficulties” at the utility company. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Siptu to meet management at utility company over decision to cancel 2014 payments

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly arriving at Government Buildings for the Cabinet meeting on water charges this morning. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Ministers insist public concerns listened to with permanent cap set to be part of system

Sinn Fein duputy leader Mary Lou McDonald, with Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD speaking to media at Leinster House today.  Photograph: The Irish Times

Deputy leader ‘has no confidence in Ceann Comhairle’, says ‘matters have come to a head’

Cllr Jimmy Harte who was found unconscious at Newmarket Square last year, is continuing to make progress. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Harte suffered significant head injuries after a fall last year in Newmarket Square

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald arrives  at Leinster House this morning. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin deputy leader confirms she will not attempt to force her way into the Chamber today

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