Poor Pearse Doherty, utterly defeated, meekly withdrew his proposal for an analysis of the impact of the Budget

The cockspiratorial system of government is largely about not knowing things. Believe it or not, one of the things the system chooses not to know is h(...)

With this new branch of science, human behaviour is not assumed, it is observed and experimented upon. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

I’ve never liked food shopping or supermarkets. I especially don’t like navigating overlit aisles after a busy day in an air-conditioned office. It(...)

There was a 25% reduction in overall funding for the Schools Completion Programme – from €32.9 million in 2008 to €24.7 million for 2015. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Any further cuts to the School Completion Programme could “seriously compromise its viability”, and leave children in crisis situations without suppor(...)

Block 4, Richview Office Park in Clonskeagh, Dublin 14

Two office investments and an industrial estate in three different Dublin suburbs are to be offered for sale from today at an overall guide price of (...)

The ESRI last week called for a “neutral” budget, one that neither stimulates nor contracts the economy. But this isn’t what most people will be ho(...)

Irish consumers still feel “somewhat remote” from reports of a strong domestic recovery, according to the latest KBC Bank Ireland/ESRI consumer sentim(...)

Colm O’Reardon (second from left) is a brother of Labour Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordáin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The former economic adviser to ex-tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is set to take up a senior civil service position in the Department of Health. Colm O’Reardo(...)

‘If communication with teachers and students is good, there’s less likely to be conflict with parents.’ Photograph: Getty Images

How can you help your children to reach their full potential in school? Dozens of studies make it clear what matters most in a child’s education is(...)

With AIB and US investment group Avenue Capital supplying the funding, we can expect developer Michael O’Flynn to again become one of the busiest builders in Ireland. Photograph: Collins

Reports at the weekend that Cork property developer Michael O’Flynn is on the cusp of securing the financing to purchase the undeveloped assets in his(...)

Michael Elliott, centre, winner of the inaugural Fingal  Small Boat Competition, with sponsor Ruairí Coleman, of Swords Angling Centre, and his daughter Leah and, left, Howth Sea Angling Club president Terry Doyle

The inaugural Fingal Small Boat Competition, which took place last Sunday, September 6th, from Howth, was a fantastic success, with all 30 anglers fro(...)