One Direction fans at Croke Park: all three of the band’s concerts held at Croke Park recently passed without incident, said FF leader Micheál Martin

FF leader calls for emergency legislation to allow concerts to proceed

  Brendan Howlin, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister says reducing the Government deficit to below 3 per cent of GDP remains target

Professor John Crown said the primary loyalty of any health care provider should be to their patient, not to the system. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Prof John Crown put forwards amendment to stop State taking ‘awesome level of power’

Cancellation of Garth Brooks concerts raised in Dáil

 Phil Hogan: His appointment  as EU commissioner is expected to be announced this week, when details of the Cabinet reshuffle are released. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Kenny says any nominee to post must answer questions in European Parliament

 Willie O’Dea, FF spokesman on Social Protection, with Mary White, Averil Power and Timmy Dooley outside the Dáil yesterday to support the free travel pass scheme. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

O’Dea says free travel a lifeline for the elderly

A train leaving Connolly Station in Dublin for Belfast. Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has tonight insisted that the free travel scheme will continue. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Tánaiste steps away from reshuffle talks to assure Dáil that scheme is not in danger

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has questioned the suitability of Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan for the role of European Commissioner. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Sinn Féin leader says person given commission job should be subject to Dáil scrutiny

The election of Brian Hayes as an MEP has led to an autumn byelection in Dublin South West.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Appointment of Phil Hogan as European Commissioner would create a third vacancy

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