The Seanad has passed all stages of the Water Services Bill.

House adjourned amid row about whether Senators were drunk during Friday’s late sitting

Tánaiste Joan Burton has sharply criticised suggestions that the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) might pay bonuses to developers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Bad bank says ‘possible incentivisation arrangements’ are being considered

Tánaiste Joan Burton watches the Department of the Taoiseach staff choir during the annual lunchtime recital of Christmas carols at Government Buildings yesterday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Holidays to begin unless Seanad amends Water Services Bill

Independent TD Mick Wallace said while many people were very passionate about working with greyhounds in different facets, there was a serious problem in the industry.

Mick Wallace says drug problem ‘haunting’ the sport

Tánaiste Joan Burton says the Government has been working through a menu of the very important proposals brought forward by the convention. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin TD Jonathan O’Brien says franchise should be extended to Irish abroad

Kathleen Lynch has urged political parties to give their views on abortion before election, saying it would “allow the people to decide who gets elected and who does not’’. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Clare Daly’s Private Member’s Bill to legalise abortion defeated in Dáil vote

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton.

Fianna Fáil’s Dara Calleary suggests greater concentration on growing markets

Frances Fitzgerald: “it is important to point out that these media reports do suggest that if such surveillance is being carried out, then it is happening within the UK’s own jurisdiction’’

Frances Fitzgerald asked to comment on revelations British agency tapped undersea cables between Ireland and Britain

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said a “seismic” process is under way at Irish Water to delete all Personal Public Service numbers supplied to it. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Irish Water should attend environment committee ‘in medium-term’ to confirm deletions

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