Anne Ferris: she had spoke about how she had just met her sister last summer after the two had been placed for adoption when they were children

Labour Deputy Anne Ferris born in mother and baby home

The former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has taken a High Court action to overturn some of Seán Guerin’s findings.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Motion on Guerin inquiry to be voted on by TDs

Garda and the fire service at the scene of the petrol bomb attack on Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin’s constituency office on John Street in Ballina on Tuesday night. Photograph: Henry Wills.

Mayo Fire Service extinguishes blaze on John Street in the centre of Ballina, Co Mayo

When asked whether it was possible he could take over as ceann comhairle should Sean Barrett step aside, Pat  Rabbitte said: ‘You might say that, I couldn’t possibly comment.’ Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Party set to propose one of its TDs for position if Séan Barrett resigns before end of Dáil

Róisín Shortall: Government performing a “huge climbdown”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Róisín Shortall accuses Coalition of putting business interests ahead of public health

Alex White: in favour of finishing off the work done by the constitutional convention. Photograph: Alan Betson

Alex White believes that two polls could take place in autumn of current year

Minister of State with responsibility for rural affairs, Ann Phelan, said she was exiting her house when she “tipped a tyre off a lorry”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Carlow-Kilkenny Labour TD Ann Phelan appeared before Kilkenny District Court

 Revenue chair  Josephine Feehily: before Christmas,  Revenue  told the Public Accounts Committee  all files drawn up by Gerard Ryan were fully examined and followed up, a position outlined by Ms Feehily. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Civil servant suggests meeting could take place early next month

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton: opposed benchmarking and social partnership while Fine Gael were in opposition. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton warned of emergence of ‘social dialogue’ at meeting

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