Taoiseach Enda Kenny has claimed the risk to the economy from political instability is real and that cool heads and steady hands are needed to ensure continued growth. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times.

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Cork Chamber president, Barrie O’Connell said sustainable economic and community development was critical for the country. Photograph: Darragh Kane

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 Vodafone: The share price has been dropping recently. Photograph: REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/files

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Renua leader Lucinda Creighton took a pop at her erstwhile Fine Gael colleagues yesterday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

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