Senator Feargal Quinn: Irish Water “should trust people to say how many residents are in their home”. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Senator and former Superquinn boss says semi-State’s move is causing huge anger

Independent John Crown sought the Minister’s attendance to give the timeline for the provision of anti-hepatitis C drug Sovaldi. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

New anti-hepatitis C drug could cure up to 200 people at risk of death in next two years

Border counties: PSNI officers, gardaí and the investigative units of the Departments of Agriculture in both jurisdictions are to investigate the recent spate of cattle rustling. Photograph: Trevor McBride

Minister says 555 cattle reported stolen out of population of 6.9 million since January 2012

Dara Calleary: the legislation is “being stretched to include matters linked to media mergers”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Intellectual property rights Bill provides legal certainty to pharma sector, says Minister

Tánaiste Joan Burton told the Dáil today that  the timeline for Irish Water was ‘too ambitious’. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Joan Burton says system designed to ‘actually save money’ with no salary increments

Senator Averil Power proposed the motion following the recent announcement by Sweden that it would recognise Palestine, becoming the 135th country to do so. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Concerns raised that Middle East debate in Leinster House always ’one-sided’

Independent TD Finian McGrath

Heated row over inclusion of former FG members in technical group

Dáil business was abandoned after a row over speaking rights. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Session earlier adjourned several times amid row over speaking rights

 Willie O’Dea: has received ’no coherent explanation’ from Irish Water. Photograph: Gareth Chaney, Collins

Minister expects ’seismic’ shift in new body’s response to public

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