Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: as a doctor, he  says he understands “the medicine and politics” of his new portfolio. Photograph: Alan Betson

Bringing portfolio’s finances into line is Minister’s main goal

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton at the first Cabinet meeting of newly appointed ministers in Áras an Uachtaráin after President Higgins gave them their seals of office. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Five new appointees to senior ministerial team, with Hogan sent to EU Commission

ESB chief executive Pat O’Doherty said carrying out the structural and repair works needed to keep the 680ft high twin stacks may not be the best use of resources.

ESB to decide by the end of the year whether Sandymount landmark will be demolished

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton are to announce the Cabinet reshuffle in the morning. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Fine Gael and Labour leaders meeting tonight ‘to sort out distribution of ministries’

GAA director general Páraic Duffy: he wrote to Taoiseach Enda Kenny  last October seeking €30 million for the Páirc Uí Chaoimh redevelopment project. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Officials warned Taoiseach that GAA gets ‘substantially’ more than other sports

Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruton speaking yesterday after Cabinet approval of the Workplace Relations Bill 2014. Photograph: Alan Betson

New structure, merging five existing State agencies into two bodies, due to be in place by the end of the year

Former Tánaiste and Labour Party leader Eamon Gilmore: He said he had no regrets and “he would do again what had to be done. He said the people hadn’t voted for the Labour Party to stand aside.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Taoiseach thanks Gilmore for his ‘courage’ and thanks all Ministers for their work

Eamon Gilmore, former tánaiste (left)  and Taoiseach Enda Kenny. File photograph: Alan Betson/THE IRISH TIMES

Gilmore tells final Cabinet meeting he has ‘no regrets’

Tánaiste Joan Burton, the new Leader of the Labour Party, has been in discussions with Taoiseach Enda Kenny.Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sources suggest a new Department of Defence and Public Works may be established

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