Tanaiste Joan Burton said difficulties were caused when Heathrow’s Shannon slots were transferred to Belfast.

TDs concerned over possible sale of State’s stake to IAG

The Opposition staged a Dáil walkout yesterday after Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett ruled there would be no debate because of a connected legal action being taken by former minister for justice Alan Shatter. Photograph: Frank Miller /The Irish Times

Decision to rule out debate on inquiry into Garda malpractice claims criticised by Kelly

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and other Government ministers at the unveiling of the latest Action Plan for Jobs in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Bryne/Irish Times

Taoiseach says country needs another three to five years of stability

Lucinda Creighton. “Seriously, this is going on for the last 25 years and just because a new party is emerging . . . the main Government party is changing.” Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

‘Political movement will not become vehicle for single-issue candidates’

Tánaiste Joan Burton has rejected the idea that the Government’s forthcoming spring economic statement will include a five-year tax reform plan. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Tánaiste denies spring statement to include plan as Fine Gael MEP voices support for reform

Sinn Féin TD Jonathan O’Brien is not seeking an apology from Labour’s Eric Byrne for commenting on his brother’s situation during a Leaders’ Questions exchange. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Labour’s Eric Byrne commented on Sinn Féin TD’s brother during Leaders’ Questions

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes was critical of the approach taken to a number of member states’ tax affairs by certain MEPs. Photograph: The Irish Times

Brian Hayes: Ireland has nothing to apologise for

Patrick Honohan told the Oireachtas banking inquiry that a request for help from Depfa Bank was turned down during the height of the financial crisis.

Released documents say German bank was not covered by Irish or German authorities

Des Cahill: I don’t remember verbatim what he said but as soon as he said ‘it’s Patrick Honohan’ I knew it was important. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

RTÉ sports presenter picked up phone when Central Bank governer rang Morning Ireland

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