Deputy leader of the Labour Party Alan Kelly, who is expected to get a Cabinet post. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Announcement expected today, as momentum drains from bid to regain political agenda

Tánaiste Joan Burton: priorities are living standards, extra resources for social and affordable housing, and  a low-pay commission. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Labour sources say progress on party’s priorities more important than reshuffle

Tanaiste Joan Burton, the new Leader of the Labour Party pictured after her election in he Mansion House yesterday.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

New Tanaiste aims to reform tax system to ‘incentivise people to work’

Tánaiste Joan Burton with her daughter Aoife Carroll after the Labour leadership election count at the Mansion House yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

New Labour leader will also push for low-pay commission to advise Government

‘Crucially, Joan Burton  managed to differentiate herself from the rest of the government in the public mind and that clearly paid dividends in terms of her personal popularity.’  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Opinion: The forcing out of a Labour leader will impact on future of party

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn TD announcing he will resign from Cabinet. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill

Rabbitte and Gilmore expected in firing line if Joan Burton elected leader of Labour

The highlight of Ruairí  Quinn’s career was undoubtedly his tenure as the Labour Party’s first minister for finance between 1994 and 1997 in the rainbow coalition led by John Bruton.

Careful control helped pave the way for the boom

Far from resenting the vampire myth, people in Transylvania regard Bram Stoker as a hero. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Locals grateful to Dracula author for attracting tourists to Transylvania

‘Joan Burton, the hot favourite to take over as the new Labour Party leader, couldn’t resist describing those who favoured a €2 billion adjustment as “austerity hawks”. The use of this trite phrase plays straight into the hands of the Opposition and undermines Labour’s own considerable achievement in Government.’ Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Opinion: Government should stand over what it has achieved

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