Stephen Donnelly: no ratification of a State guarantee by the Dáil. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Opposition condemn Government guillotine of debate as farcical and a joke

Leo Varadkar, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport. Photograph: Alan Betson

Claims military aircraft stopover exposes Irish peacekeepers in Middle East

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny:  “Government has made a decision that all persons over 70 will obviously be entitled to access to GP services.”

Micheál Martin says people in their 90s are among 35,000 who lost their medical cards

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin said there was a “compelling case” for a review of the scheme. Photograph: Frank Miller

Howlin says review of the scheme will deal with fraud, cost and value for money

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Taoiseach and Tánaiste expected to meet again this afternoon

Gerry Adams: pointed out that 10 years ago there were 2,120 marches held in the North while last year there were 4,637. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

SF leader says the number of parades in the North has gone from 2,120 to 4,600 in 10 years

William Spense, Nial Ring, a councillor, and Peter Branigan, who opposed the shows, and Sandra Reid and Susan Mangan, in favour, exchange views outside Croke Park yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Enda Kenny says singer’s cancellation could lead to loss of €250m for Dublin

Garth Brooks: Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone said, “We do not want to discourage artists like Garth Brooks from coming to Ireland but it takes a rare case to highlight the inadequacies in a system.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fine Gael’s Martin Conway calls on the Government to intervene ‘to try to prevail on’ Garth Brooks to perform three concerts

Households facing potential lead poisoning in water should also be exempt – Fianna Fáil

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