THE GREEN PARTY is to hold a press conference at 4:45pm, where the party will “present an explanation of today’s events”. We’ll bring you all the details as they happen on our Twitter account, and keep you up to date here afterward on what’s happening.
# reshuffle - Tuesday 4 September, 2012
Jeremy Hunt was the surprised appointment to the Ministry of Health as David Cameron conducted his first reshuffle since taking office over two years ago
# reshuffle - Thursday 12 July, 2012
The former deputy leader of the party had resigned in February but is now back on the party’s front bench.
# reshuffle - Saturday 23 June, 2012
Mark Boyle, an Irishman in Japan, says his home country and his adopted one have polar attitudes to government – and neither have been served well by their approach…
# reshuffle - Friday 11 May, 2012
The full-back has a shoulder injury so his position has gone to Johne Murphy.
# reshuffle - Friday 29 July, 2011
The move comes following a blast that killed 13 people and caused an economic and energy crisis by also knocking out the country’s main power station.
# reshuffle - Wednesday 9 March, 2011
Enda Kenny’s new coalition government formally takes power, after he is appointed Taoiseach by 117 votes to 27.
# reshuffle - Thursday 20 January, 2011
Fianna Fáil backbenchers aren’t happy about how the cabinet crisis was managed – and the knives could still be out.
The full text of Brian Cowen’s full statement to the Dáil, announcing his restructured cabinet and the date of the election.
Six familiar Fianna Fail faces double up on jobs left behind by their resigning colleagues.
The government could be on the verge of collapse – but do you want new ministers to keep the country ticking over first?
THE DÁIL has been suspended until 1:30pm, after Ceann Comhairle Séamus Kirk refused to allow the opposition parties seek clarification on whether some members of the cabinet remain in office. Fine Gael’s justice spokesman Alan Shatter had asked if Dermot Ahern, as Minister for Justice, had transferred his powers to another minister while he was in hospital, prompting Kirk to rule him out of order and having the Dáíl adjourned for 15 minutes. On resumption, discussion quickly returned to the topic – and Mary Coughlan then proposed to suspend the house until lunchtime. Listen to both exchanges here >
Batt O’Keeffe joins Mary Harney, Noel Dempsy, Dermot Ahern and Tony Killeen in announcing his departure from the cabinet.
Nine things you need to know by 9am: five members of the cabinet have now resigned; Fine Gael renews its call for an immediate general election; and the ESRI revises its economic forecast for the coming year.
The opposition parties say the latest developments around the cabinet table are a sign an election should be called.