The Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Tánaiste Joan Burton and members of the new Cabinet before entering the Dáil yesterday. Photograph:

Five TDs promoted to Cabinet, with number of women Ministers rising to four

Heather Humphreys at the presentation of seals of office at Aras an Uachtaráin yesterday from President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Number of women Ministers doubles to four

Ministers and other members of the Oireachtas outside the Department of the Taoiseach’s office yesterday after the announcement of the new Cabinet. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Opinion: Varadkar has star quality but now faces his toughest challenge

Taoiseach Enda and Tánaiste Joan Burton met last night to sign off on a document outlining an agreed framework for the remainder of the Government’s term of office. Photograph: EPA

TDs told to expect announcement today after two-hour talks ended at 10.30 pm last night

Deputy leader of the Labour Party Alan Kelly, who is expected to get a Cabinet post. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Announcement expected today, as momentum drains from bid to regain political agenda

Tánaiste Joan Burton: priorities are living standards, extra resources for social and affordable housing, and  a low-pay commission. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Labour sources say progress on party’s priorities more important than reshuffle

Tanaiste Joan Burton, the new Leader of the Labour Party pictured after her election in he Mansion House yesterday.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

New Tanaiste aims to reform tax system to ‘incentivise people to work’

Tánaiste Joan Burton with her daughter Aoife Carroll after the Labour leadership election count at the Mansion House yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

New Labour leader will also push for low-pay commission to advise Government

‘Crucially, Joan Burton  managed to differentiate herself from the rest of the government in the public mind and that clearly paid dividends in terms of her personal popularity.’  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Opinion: The forcing out of a Labour leader will impact on future of party

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