Former  junior minister of State Ivor Calley (centre) with members of his legal team outside Dublin Circuit Court yesterday.   Photograph: Collins Courts

He had ambition and worked relentlessly at the nitty gritty of politics

 Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald at the publication of the Report of the Independent Review Group on the Department of Justice and Equality at Government Buildings. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Secretary general Brian Purcell leaves department to avoid ‘damaging distraction’

Not long after her appointment in May, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald committed the Government to implementing a comprehensive programme of change in the department. Photograph: Eric Luke

Expert report revealed problems in leadership and management in department

Irish Times columnist Noel Whelan and Frank Flannery   at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties.  Flanery warned that Fine Gael Ministers Ministers tend to be  captured by the civil service and become more and more detached from the public the longer they remain in office.  (North West Newspix)

Flannery – Fine Gael tended to do right thing by the country but forgot about the party

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: “This is just another opportunity wasted and another disappointment for those who want change.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin dismisses reforms plan as ‘window dressing’

Mary Lou McDonald: interview showed her rewriting the past

Opinion: All of the bigger parties have something to fear if they allow themselves to be intimidated

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny  and Tanaiste Joan Burton  with new Ministers of State on the steps of Government Buildings yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Harris appointed as Minister of State for Finance in place of Brian Hayes

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Tánaiste Joan Burton and members of the new Cabinet before entering the Dáil yesterday. Photograph:

Five TDs promoted to Cabinet, with number of women Ministers rising to four

Heather Humphreys at the presentation of seals of office at Aras an Uachtaráin yesterday from President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Number of women Ministers doubles to four

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