Taoiseach Enda Kenny hugs Maíria Cahill as she leaves  Government Buildings  today.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Woman ‘wasn’t discussing teddybears’ with Adams

The chairman of the Commission for Energy Regulation, which regulates Irish Water, is appearing before the Oireachtas Committee on the Environment this afternoon to discuss water charges.

Cabinet agrees a communications revamp at Irish Water was necessary

When asked last night if Taoiseach Enda Kenny had confidence in John Tierney and the senior management team at Irish Water, Mr Kenny’s spokesman would only say: “The issue of Irish Water will be discussed at Cabinet.” Photograph:  Colm Mahady/Fennells

Irish Water managing director John Tierney faces crucial board meeting today

Maíria Cahill arrives for her meeting with Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson at Stormont yesterday. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Cahill willing to meet Sinn Féin, but only if meeting recorded

Bridgeen Hagans (centre), fiancée of murdered Belfast man Robert McCartney, with four of his five sisters, Donna, Claire, Catherine and Gemma, in 2005. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The heroic sisters of Robert McCartney humbled both the IRA and Sinn Féin

Gerry Adams: The IRA on occasion shot alleged sex offenders or expelled them,” he said.  “While this may have been expedient at the time it was not appropriate.”

SF leader says shooting alleged sex offenders was wrong policy

Olivia Mitchell:  “I think as an island country cut off from the rest of Europe, it’s a good thing that we have a certain amount of immigration.

Fine Gael TD says immigration has been good for Ireland

Backing the leader: Pearse Doherty  and Mary Lou McDonald listen to  Gerry Adams’s   address at the Sinn Féin Ardfheis 2014 in Wexford Opera House earlier this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Leading Sinn Féin figures deny claim of abuse cover-up

Maria Cahill speaking at Leinster House today with Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin (left). Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Grandniece of Joe Cahill told ‘Spotlight’ programme of abuse by IRA member and subsequent meetings with Sinn Féin leader

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