Several FF backbenchers want rid of the PDs. Enda Kenny's stature has been enhanced. McDowell's performance is shambolic. Brian Lenihan's career is on the rise. By Emma Browne, Frank Connolly and Vincent Browne
I don't see open rebellion [among backbenchers] but there is a lot of resentment building up against [Michael] McDowell. There are often personal resentments within parties as well as between them but this is different. If he is seen to have dirtied his hands on this one he is gone. Everybody knows that he is another accident just waiting to happen.
A study by Village has found that just under half of Sinn Féin's most senior elected representatives on both sides of the Border have been IRA members and some remain so. By Suzanne Breen
Despite proof of its value, satellite-based GPS is being overlooked by the Department of Transport