Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Department of Public Expenditure figures show 1,338 to have retired by end of this year

A documentary showing staff mistreating residents at a Co Mayo centre for adults with intellectual disabilities depicts “evil acts”, according to Phelim Quinn, the chief executive of the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) . Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister of State Kathleen Lynch ‘shocked and distressed’ by poor standards of care

Joe Higgins (right) said he expected tens of thousands of people to participate in the march, which he believed could have a “material impact” on  water charges, the austerity agenda and the durability of the Government

Acknowledgement across Leinster House that protest will be large

Glen Jeffries and George Nolan in Cobh, Co Cork, yesterday, before travelling to Dublin for the water protest. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Anti-water charge organisers promise a ‘family friendly’ day with music, comedy

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland chief executive Brian Motherway: “much to gain” if Ireland could reduce the exposure of the State’s energy system to imported fossil fuels. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Sustainable Energy Authority report suggests rush to buy fuel ahead of carbon tax

Socialist Party TDs (from left) Ruth Coppinger TD, Paul Murphy TD and Joe Higgins TD. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Socialist TDs expect peaceful and disciplined demonstration to reflect public anger

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe is seeking advice from the Office of the Attorney General over a flaw in the driver penalty points system. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Minister for Transport seeks advice from Attorney General on problem with legislation

Sheila Giles Mullan protests the water charges outside Leinster House in Dublin. A number of Right2Water marches take place on Wednesday afternoon. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Extent of road closures depends on number of people taking part in the protests

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: said there would not be a general election before spring 2016.

Taoiseach and Joan Burton deny rift in Coalition over tax

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