Minister for Children James Reilly: “Our children are too important. We must be certain that our investment in this area is as effective as possible, giving the best outcomes to children, young people and their parents.” Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Body to provide blueprint to end ad-hoc finance arrangements for children

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe’s stated today that the commitments in IAG’s bid for Aer Lingus do not go far enough, but that the Government was open to considering revised proposals. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister says Government ‘remains open’ to considering revised proposal

A diesel-laundering operation in Co Monaghan.

British-Irish parliamentary body to express alarm at scale of practice along Border

Taoiseach Enda Kenny during a video interview with ‘Irish Times’ Political Editor Stephen Collins

Enda Kenny and Ministers said Coalition would offer political stability and growth

“The era of new taxes and charges is over,” says Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the  Fine Gael National Conference 2015 in Castlebar, Co Mayo. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“It’s about your right to say two small words ... I Do,” Taoiseach says

“From my perspective as Minister for Finance, the Budget is part of a much broader strategy to manage the economy for growth and job creation,” said Michael Noonan. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Ireland well positioned to benefit from any any euro zone pick-up, says Minister

‘When he addresses the Fine Gael faithful at the party’s national conference in Castlebar tonight, Kenny will have a success story to tell about the economic recovery and his Government’s role in it.’ Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/ Collins

The decision by Fine Gael to hold its conference in the Taoiseach’s home patch in Castlebar shows just how tightly fought every se(...)

The Taoiseach also said the estimate for the President’s establishment was €3.44 million this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Extra security will be provided if required says Taoiseach

Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald: said Bill will provide crucial legal support and protection for children in their relationships with those parenting them. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Guardianship and adoption widened to various family types including same-sex couples

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