Cathaoirleach  Paddy Burke of Fine Gael holds the casting vote in the Seanad. Photograph: Eric Luke

Government Senators are now in a minority in the 60-seat upper chamber

The current Coalition initially promised it would publish a Bill in 2012 but a series of reviews  ordered by former minister Phil Hogan saw the publication date slide back first to 2013, and then to 2014. Photograph: Eric Luke

Current Coalition initially promised it would publish Bill in 2012

Minister for Foreign Affairs  Charlie Flanagan said it was “important that all parties renew their focus”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister says it is positive that talks continued after Kenny and Cameron exit

Gardaí attempt to clear anti-water charge protestors from O’Connell Bridge in Dublin on Wednesday night. Photograph:  Aidan Crawley

Garda put size of crowd at 30,000; organisers claim 100,000 attended

Richard Boyd Barrett addresses the crowd. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Figures put crowd on Dublin streets at between 30,000 and 100,000 people

The funeral of former Kerry South TD Jackie Healy-Rae is led by Jackie’s pony ‘Peig’ past his pub in Kilgarvan village. Photograph: Eamonn Keogh/MacMonagle

Constituents and politicians pay their respects to the former deputy

Dómhnall O Lubhlaí, who died in 2013: alleged to have abused dozens of young boys over three decades

Files to be reviewed in light of court papers relating to case brought against teacher

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: The larger-than-expected bailout for the Department of Health will mean the equivalent sum is carried forward into next year’s account, though Mr Varadkar insists it will have no impact on next year’s available funding. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Health requires additional €680m to cover 2014 costs

Five Government Departments, including Health, have submitted supplementary budget requests for 2014 totalling more than €1 billion. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Calls for extra funding come in addition to €680m supplement required for Health

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