In a poignant speech to the Dáil, Labour TD Anne Ferris said that 'before that day two weeks ago, I had never laid eyes on my sister.' Ms Ferris and her sister were born in two different mother and baby homes in the 1950's.
Promoter Peter Aiken of Aiken Promotions has been addressing the Joint Oireachtas Committee for Transport and Communications today following the Garth Brooks debacle.
Fiach Kelly and Mary Minihan discuss the new apointments in the junior ministerial reshuffle.
Dublin City Council’s chief executive Owen Keegan has told an Oireachtas committee this morning that the decision to turn down two of five planned Garth Brooks gigs in Croke Park was the right one.
Labour TDs Jan O’Sullivan, Alex White and Alan Kelly have been appointed to Cabinet along with Fine Gael’s Paschal Donohoe and Heather Humphreys, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has spoken at Leader's Questions of his disappointment at the outcome of the Garth Brooks concert debacle. Video: Oireachtas
Ahead of the expected Cabinet re-shuffle, Harry McGee gives his predictions for the likely winners and losers. Video: Daniel O' Connor
Joan Burton has been elected as the 11th leader of the Labour Party following a landslide victory in her leadership contest with Alex White. Video: Fiach Kelly
Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn has announced he will resign from Cabinet in next week’s reshuffle. Video: Darragh Bambrick
The Taoiseach, who was speaking before the publication of the report by Ombudsman for Children Emily Logan on the issue, said Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald would be apologising to the families.
Harry McGee predicts next month's Cabinet reshuffle in which six senior Ministers may be replaced by Ministers of State and backbenchers, according to a representative cross-section of coalition parliamentarians. Video Daniel O'Connor
Alan Shatter accuses Guerin report of creating ‘kangaroo courts’
The Opposition erupted when Labour Seanad leader Ivana Bacik claimed today in the Seanad that the committee of selection was “ambushed”, a remark she withdrew after Mr Mooney expressed outrage. Video: Oireachtas
Chelsea Clinton visited UCD yesterday representing the work of the Clinton Foundation. She met with a small group of Irish women and discussed a wide range of subjects including her growing up and her impending parenthood. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Minister of State for Health Alex White TD launches his campaign for leadership of the Labour Party on the Rosie Hackett bridge in Dublin city centre. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Darren O' Reilly is a youth worker who was asked by his community to run in the council elections for Derry Strabane. He was elected on the first count, polling ahead of Sinn Fein and others. Carloads of supporters turned out to greet him in Creggan.
Minister of State for Transport Alan Kelly has announced he intends to contest the election for the post of deputy leader of the Labour Party.
Department of Justice secretary general Brian Purcell was accused of putting on a ’farcical’ performance and ’talking down the clock’ during an appearance before the Oireachtas Justice Committee to discuss the Guerin Report.
Minister for Social Protection determined to work with Fine Gael and stay in Government, Mary Minihan reports.
Eamon Gilmore has announced his resignation as Labour leader in the wake of huge losses for his party at the local and European elections.