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

Pictured after today’s publication, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said the turnaround “is a direct consequence of the policies pursued by this Government” . Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Latest Quarterly National Accounts show economy grew by 7.7% in year to June

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney has said Irish soldiers whose travel to the Golan Heights has been delayed by two weeks are ‘anxious to get on and do their job’. File Photograph of Minister in Athlone: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister hopes to confirm Ireland will remain part of UN mission

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin gave a “helpful and important update” on the Budget to Cabinet this morning, Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has confirmed.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Government says its ‘monitoring’ referendum in Scotland

Exterior of Eglinton Hostel Direct Provision centre in Salthill Galway. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

There is danger a Yes Minister fudge will be adopted, writes Mary Minihan

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