Mary Lou McDonald: went and ruined everything by announcing she wasn’t going to beat her way into the Dáil chamber, resume her sit-in and force the ushers to carry her out. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Leinster House in the 1970s sounds like great fun

Tánaiste Joan Burton: Trapped for over two hours in her car at the weekend by a baying mob and yesterday, trapped in the Chamber for over 40 minutes and fearing her ears were about to bleed. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

‘They were all ears - remorseful and ready to hear what representatives of the people had to say’

Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrives at Government Buildings yesterday morning. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach faces anxious wait to see if water charge measures can restore calm

Maureen O’Sullivan: “There is a new drug on the streets now called ice, and it’s ravaging communities. The people working to help addicts and their families need more resources, not fewer.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Shane Ross found out it can sometimes be hard to spend a penny in Leinster House

Gerry Adams: delivered victim-centred reproach in response to allegations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

None in Dáil other than his followers bought the Sinn Féin leader’s defence

Joe Higgins: said Enda Kenny had to be protected by gardaí as a result of popular discontent.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There are only seven more sleepless nights until Enda Kenny tells all

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton  arriving at the Fr Frank Brown photography exhibition  in Farmleigh yesterday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The ICA ladies were disappointed that they didn't get to meet the Taoiseach in Leinster House. Luckily, a well-known comedy impre(...)

Mick Wallace: Independent asked why Irish Water would not be responsible for dealing with pollution, flooding or storm water. Photograph: Alan Betson

For a man who has called for ‘clarity and certainty’, Enda Kenny made a poor job of it

Gerry Adams: told Taoiseach he walked on Saturday in the protests against water charges. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Joan Collins claims water charge is Government’s poll tax and will bring down Kenny

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