Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams:  he also employs the standard defence of the Catholic Church when confronted with its own past – that these “actions were of their time”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The more Sinn Féin explains, the more uncomfortable incidents from the past emerge

Maíria Cahill pictured at Leinster House in Dublin last week. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Enda Kenny says conduct of Sinn Féin over Maíria Cahill allegations ‘utterly despicable’

Olivia Mitchell TD: ‘Funding of local government is dictated by the vagaries of the property market which is unsatisfactory.’ Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Olivia Mitchell highlights increases in property values that will cost owners hundreds of euro

Bridget Anne Mulrooney, a volunteer nurse from the US, dons protective clothing before a shift at a clinic in Suakoko, Liberia, yesterday. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/New York Times service

British prime minister calls for EU states to do more to fight epidemic in west Africa

Alan Kelly: “It is important that RAS tenants are informed of their obligations without raising any unnecessary concerns.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Alan Kelly says department will write to councils following eviction warnings

Gerry Adams says anyone with information about child abuse should ‘come forward’

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald said anyone who covers up sexual abuse – including anyone in her own party – should face prosecution.

Sinn Féin deputy leader also says no evidence of cover up of sexual abuse within party

 Tánaiste  Joan Burton: expressed concern that Irish Water not dealing with customer queries ‘efficiently, reliably and in a timely way’.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Performance-related payments made to staff increased to 400, claims Seán Fleming

Heated exchanges between Government and Opposition TDs in Dáil

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