Sinn Féin’s Dessie Ellis introduced a Dáil debate on the Domestic Violence (Amendment) Bill to deal with an anomaly in existing legislation.

Responsibility should be on police to press charges not to ask victim if they want to

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he was confident Irish Water would pass the so-called market test when the European Commission examined the new structure unveiled by the Government this week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

Enda Kenny ‘confident’ Irish Water will pass European Commission’s ‘market test’

Catherine Byrne (FG):  disappointed to see new TD Paul Murphy “claim with a grin on his face that he had arranged an agreement with the protesters to let the Tánaiste go”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tipperary North TD says protesting ‘needs to be nipped in the bud’

 Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney believes  to go back to a situation where 34 local authorities were doing their own thing  would “be naive at best”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil TD says he will get €2 every Saturday night ‘for my bath’ while 700 are homeless in Dublin

Eoghan Murphy of Fine Gael Photo: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

Economic Management Council refused to listen to TDs, says Murphy

Fine Gael TD Noel Coonan (centre) give a thumbs up to photographers on the of the 31st Dáil in Leinster House in 2011. He  has claimed the State is facing “what is potentially an Isis situation” if anti-water charge protesters are allowed to continue with their demonstrations.   Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

Noel Coonan TD receives death threat over Islamic State/water protests comparison

Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams at Leinster House on Tuesday. He called on the Taoiseach to explain “why the video that launches Ireland 2016 makes no mention of the Easter Rising or the signatories of the Proclamation”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach tells SF leader 1916 Proclamation calls to ‘cherish all the children’ equally

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on the Evnironment Barry Cowen TD said it wasn’t good enough that the “monster” that is Irish Water did not have a five year plan in place. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Independent expert needed to detail exact cost of proper water system, says Fianna Fáil

Independent TD Catherine Murphy: said   ‘people are not fools’. File Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish

Taoiseach hints at ’people’s forum’ to deal with Irish Water directly

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