Minister for Finance Michael Noonan  urged TDs and Senators to focus on the economy and to “move on” from recent events .   Photograph: Eric Luke

Kenny again accepts responsibility for appointment to Imma board

Leo Varadkar has been the best at using the public appointments system. Photograph: Collins

About 20 per cent of appointments to State companies went through public process

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan told Fine Gael TDs at  this evening’s lengthy parliamentary party meeting to focus on “the new Ireland” and to put recent controversies behind them.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Taoiseach questioned over McNulty affair at parliamentary party meeting

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD. Grianghraf: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times
Iaróg sna healaíona

Tá Fine Gael tar éis dochar a dhéanamh dóibh féin

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD. Grianghraf: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times
Iaróg sna healaíona

Tá Fine Gael tar éis dochar a dhéanamh dóibh féin

Brendan Howlin, who announced a new policy of filling board vacancies, speaking outside Government Buildings yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

Ministers will have to choose appointments from a shortlist provided to them

Taoiseach Enda Kenny on his way to  the  launch of Dr TK Whitaker: A Portrait of a Patriot in Dublin last evening. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Kenny’s standing and judgment being discussed, say party TDs and Senators

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said  Fine Gael officials had sent John McNulty’s curriculum vitae to Minister for Arts Heather Humprheys and she had properly appointed him. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Analysis: Mc Nulty remains in limbo and will remain on ballot is not asking for votes

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with   John McNulty (right). Photograph: Donegal Daily

Taoiseach says he let standards slip and it’s not worth winning a seat in such circumstances

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