Minister for Health Leo Varadkar is expected to publish abortion regulations on Friday, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil.

Ruth Coppinger calls for debate on Ms Y’s ‘horrific ordeal’

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has called for the Garda Ombudsman (GSOC) commissioners to be sacked. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Frances Fitzgerald asks GSOC publish its ‘bugging’ report ‘in the public interest’

Independent Senator Jillian van Turnhout has welcomed the decision of US beauty pageant organisers to cancel their contest in Belfast planned for this coming Saturday. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Jillian van Turnhout describes move as s a victory for ’common sense and people power’

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said the estimate for State Claims Agency costs in 2013 was €154 million but the actual outgoings were €119.7 million, which represented a 22 per cent saving. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister says State Claims Agency achieved 22 per cent savings in 2013

Interns at Leinster House: L to R, Sheelan Yousefizadeh, TD Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Ebisinbofa Charles Titus, TD Tony McLoughlin and Larysa Karankovich. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In Crosscare project immigrants who intern with TDs learn a lot but have plenty to teach

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

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