Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton: Said he has been given assurances that the national economic dialogue will not make any decisions on pay. Photograph: The Irish Times

Labour Party backs Penrose Bill calling for reduced bankruptcy period of 12 months

 Enda Kenny will insist the Coalition remains committed to reform on the basis of accountability and transparency. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach to discuss issues of spending, tax and pay at Ibec event

Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform Brendan Howlin: “Where are the pressure points? How do we address the issue of childcare into the future?”  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Coalition sources insist new dialogue not a return to full-blown social partnership

Tánaiste Joan Bruton speaking  at the Labour Party conference. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Joan Burton delivers a competent rallying cry to the base and a pitch to voters

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly and Tánaiste Joan Burton at the Labour Party conference at Killarney at the weekend: he aims to bring “rent certainty” until housing supply catches up with demand.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

‘Short, sharp action’ needed to protect tenants during house shortage

Brendan Howlin, Aodháin Ó Ríordáin, Alex White, Kathleen Lynch, Jed Nash and Jan O’Sullivan at the Labour party conference in Killarney at the weekend. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

‘The one thing I regret most about the last four years was that decision,’ says Howlin

A group of peaceful protestors at the Labour Party conference in Killarney.

More than 500 protesters from around the country march in Killarney

Siptu chief Jack O’Connor:  In his speech today, he will argue that his proposed reforms will be best achieved by a government of the left. Photograph: The Irish Times

Jack O’Connor: Will urge shelving USC for levy to fund health, childcare and care of elderly

 Patrick Honohan arriving at the  Oireachtas banking inquiry in January. He later wrote asking to ‘rephrase’ some of his comments. Photograph: Alan Betson

Central Bank governor wishes to amend evidence on bank guarantee

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