‘Both the Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett (above)  and Taoiseach Enda Kenny resisted an attempt by the former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter to halt the inquiry in its tracks but Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin went apoplectic about the fact that a debate was disallowed on legal advice.’ Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

‘Micheál Martin’s decision to stand shoulder to shoulder with Gerry Adams raised an eyebrow or two’

The red-tape drive, being taken on the initiative of Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton, is designed to save businesses at least €60 million a year.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Drive to simplify transactions between businesses and State part of Action Plan for Jobs

 Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe: he emphasised that the Government’s decision would be based on wider considerations than the price. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach says in Dáil that connectivity and jobs would have to be fully taken into account

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe will brief Cabinet colleagues on Tuesday in respect of the takeover bid. Photograph: The Irish Times

Mounting concern for Labour TDs about the likely impact of airline’s takeover

A supporter runs towards Syriza leader and new Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras as he walks in Athens. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

Cabinet to be sworn in as Syriza strikes coalition deal with Independent Greeks

The Government has called on the Central Bank to take a more ‘graduated’ approach to the new mortgage rules

Central Bank reconsidering plans to introduce 20% requirement with immediate effect

‘A victory for the hard left in Greece will demonstrate once and for all what happens when “anti-austerity” political forces achieve power in an EU state.’ Above, head of the  Syriza party Alexis Tsipras waves to his supporters during a party election rally in central Athens this week. Photograph: ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU/AFP/Getty Images

‘What Syriza is hoping for is that other EU bailout states such as Spain, Ireland and Portugal will see the advantages in an EU d(...)

Former Fianna Fáil minister Ray Burke: the recent move follows an earlier tribunal decision to drop its finding that he had hindered and obstructed its work. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Claims based on evidence of James Gogarty to be removed from 2002 interim report

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