Workers install water meters outside houses in Fortlawn Estate near Blanchardstown, west Dublin, earlier this year. Picture Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin. Workers install water meters outside houses in Fortlawn Estate near Blanchardstown, west Dublin, earlier this year. Picture Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin.

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Enda Kenny: speaking in the Seanad on the establishment of an inquiry into the recording of phone calls in Garda stations. Photograph: Eric Luke

Some of allegations went back a long time, Taoiseach tells Seanad

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the Government would continue to discuss over the next two weeks the issues outlined by Mr Hogan. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Taoiseach tells Dáil that Cabinet has not signed off on any figures on water charges

Kenny stresses no figures agreed after morning Cabinet meeting

Richard Bruton:  said the Live Register had come down 60,000 in two years, and that 40,000, or two-thirds of those people, were long-term unemployed.

Finian McGrath claims long-term jobless forgotten

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin says mooted €100 standing charge has caused ‘anxiety’ among public

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: told Dáil yesterday some of the media reports about a fixed charge might be based on a draft memo from Irish Water. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny looked relaxed yesterday but that might just be the lingering effect of the Higgins visit

The Government has no made no decision on introducing a basic water charge for householders, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. Photograph: Toby Melville /Reuters

Enda Kenny tells Dáil report of charge arose from draft Irish Water memo

Joanne Hayes and her daughter Yvonne at their home.

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