People taking part in the Ballyhea Bondholders Bail-out Protest. Photograph: Eric Luke

Honohan confirmed refinancing of promissory note bonds

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan is to retain special adviser Sarah Kavanagh and has appointed Susie O’Connor as his communications director. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Sarah Kavanagh to stay on as special adviser while Susie O’Connor takes communications role

Seán Kyne: his advise to Joe McHugh is to keep practising and speaking with as many different people as possible. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Seán Kyne advises new Minister for Gaeltacht Affairs to ‘keep practising’ the teanga

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin: said much would depend on the terms of reference presented to the Dáil in the autumn

Minister says Judge Yvonne Murphy ‘ideally suited’ to challenging role

Catherine Murphy: said “we stand to repeat the mistakes of the past if we do not act to address the grossly discriminatory laws that govern abortion”

Mistakes of the past will be repeated if 31-year-old decision not revisited, says Independent TD

Anne Ferris: “I never played childhood games with this sister. I never fought with her over toys”

Mother-and-baby home inquiry must also deal with laundries, adoption, church, says Anne Ferris

In a poignant speech to the Dáil, Labour TD Anne Ferris (59) said  “before that day two weeks ago, I had never laid eyes on my sister”.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Mother-and-baby homes inquiry must be all-encompassing and honest, says TD

 Members of the Irish language and Gaeltacht community protest outside  Government Buildings yesterday after the announcement Joe McHugh TD is to be the new junior minister for the Gaeltacht. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister of State with Responsibility for Gaeltacht Affairs to take refresher course

New junior minister Joe McHugh, who was appointed to the Gaeltacht post even though he does not speak Irish. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Row breaks out in Dáil over appointment of non Irish-speaking Joe McHugh to Gaeltacht job

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