Taoiseach Enda Kenny: expects Leo  Varadkar to be ‘a very competent Minister for Health’. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Kenny fails to give date for implentation of free GP care for under 6s

Mr Kenny said that if the EU and ECB approve and authorise Ireland’s request to rearrange IMF loans, the State could save €1.5 billion over the next five years

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan to seek further support for deal at eurogroup summit

Kate Adams with children in Honduras

Taking a gap year before starting college can give you the space you need to figure out your future, and it can be an enriching(...)

A student accommodation officer says students are “caught in a net of rising rent”, while also faced with expensive college registration fees. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Interest-free loan from bank may be only option for students, says USI welfare officer

Trevor White, director of the Little Museum of Dublin, Rowena Neville, director of Business to Arts and Brendan Murphy, chief executive of Allianz. The Little Museum of Dublin, won the judges special recognition award at this year’s Allianz Business to Arts Awards for its partnership with Diageo, Direct Medical and Matheson. Photograph: Chris Bellew /  Fennell Photography

President presents Allianz Business to Arts Awards which recognise creative partnerships

Gun-related crime in Ireland places a burden on hospital services, according to the Irish Medical Journal (IMJ).  Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/Reuters

Report looks at Connolly Hospital, in which 65 gunshot patients were treated in 10 years

Dublin Zoo has announced the birth of a common or plains zebra foal. Photograph: Patrick Bolger

Latest arrival follows the birth of two Asian elephant calves in September

Jennifer Davis in Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, presented by Irish Youth Opera. Photograph: Frances Marshall Photography

Irish Youth Opera production gives young singers ‘something to aspire towards’

Fringe review: Begorrah

This trio’s comedy is drawn along international lines, with boundless energy to power it along

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