Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan this morning described as “electrifying” the Scottish referendum campaign, which had taken  the British establishment by surprise. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Flanagan to observe developments as talks proceed on enhanced devolution for Scotland

The chief counting officer for the Scotish referendum Mary Pitcaithly poses for photographs after announcing the final results of the Scottish vote for independence, in Edinburgh, Scotland today. Photograph: Reuters

Taoiseach says attention will now turn to the changes likely to take place

People gather to queue outside the Millers Glen new housing development in Swords, earlier this month. Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has confirmed that the Revenue Commissioners is reviewing its property tax guidelines to take account of escalating house values in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Noonan confirms consultations with Law Society over rate when selling homes

Irish Water has “categorically” insisted its billing system will be fully operational by January when the first bills will be issued

New compensation plans being drafted by Commission for Energy Regulation

Tánaiste Joan Burton said ‘it’s a matter for each individual school whether or not they want to use JobBridge’.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Tánaiste says scheme should be used as ‘developmental opportunity’

Next month’s budget would begin to ‘relieve that burden’ on low and middle income workers, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. Photograph:   Niall Carson/PA Wire

Kenny says he is ‘not one to get carried away’ by latest positive economic figures

 Dude (L) and Hector wait to meet Scottish first minister Alex Salmond at a polling station in Turriff today. Photograph:  Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Kenny ‘not going to pre-judge what the Scottish people will do’

Irish Water will ask people to “self report” on medical conditions, which will allow them reduce their water charges bill, the Dáil has heard.

Regulator will rule shortly that those on boil water notices will not have to pay - Tánaiste

Positions of teachers, SNAs and school cleaner positions have been advertised on scheme

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