Dr Ambrose McLoughlin: taking up new role with Healthy Ireland. Photograph: David Sleator

Former top civil servant to retain €176,000 salary in new post

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said she believed the constitutional ban on abortion should be revisited by a future government. Photograph: The Irish Times

Woman was refused an abortion and subsequently had her child delivered by Caesarean section

Minister for Justice Frances  Fitzgerald  declined to comment on the case.  She said, however, that the implementation of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy  Act, which began in January, would be monitored.

As pregnancy continued she became increasingly distressed

Figures supplied by the Revenue Commissioners  show the domicile levy is not having the desired effect. The number of wealthy tax exiles who have paid the levy is small – in the three years for which figures are available, an average of nine people paid each year.

Average of nine non-residents a year pay €200,000 levy introduced in 2010

Policy on switching to public transport, cycling and walking highlighted

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: said the direct provision system was never envisaged as something that would last for more than six months

Intervention by FF foreign affairs spokesman Seán Ó Fearghaíl will place more pressure on Government to review accommodation poli(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe must decide on whether to proceed with Dart Underground by September 2015. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Decisions to be made on Dart Underground and Metro North

Fianna Fáil spokesman on the environment Barry Cowen
: “I am not surprised by these figures because from the very beginning, Irish Water has had a gold-plated bonus culture attached to it.” Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

New utility says it cannot be compared to companies in existence for 25 years

Richard McAuley’s employment  was transferred to the State after 2011. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty Images

The top four collect smaller amounts of money from larger circles of supporters

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