Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said that the Coalition will last the full term in Government. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Minister for Health claims Coalition will stay in power until next scheduled election

The outgoing head of the Revenue Commissioners, Josephine Feehily, said the water charge is more a utility than a tax

Property tax compliance at 37% six weeks ahead of January deadline

Josephine Feehily, chairwoman   of the Revenue Commissioners, described as  “particularly clever” the Government’s move to encourage more women candidates in politics. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Appointment of Nóirín O’Sullivan as Garda Commissioner the latest in a series of women selected for senior roles

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: has abandoned moves by her predecessor, Alan Shatter, to lower the age of sexual consent from 17 to 16. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

New legislation will also strengthen laws on grooming, child pornography and harassment

Criminalisation of purchase of sex on Tuesday’s Cabinet agenda. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Government to make purchase of sex illegal, without criminalising sellers

Taoiseach Enda Kenny arriving at Government Buildings  earlier this month. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Taoiseach wants Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to meet counterpart David Ford

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin described housing as ‘the biggest social issue we have to face’  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Minister speaks ahead of Cabinet meeting to discuss 30,000 new homes

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said it is a matter for Government to take budgetary decisions after criticism from the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Taoiseach responds to criticism from fiscal council over risk of repeating errors

Taoiseach says there will be local input and discretion available

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