Firms such as Mazars, Deloitte, KPMG and Ernest and Young appear repeatedly in the figures for Government spending on outside consultants. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Accountancy firms, public relations companies, management consultants and think tanks are among those who benefited from millions in Government spendi(...)

Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe at a special budget briefing for Maths Week with Paul Giurgi, Ellie Smith, Patrick Miaskowski, and Sasha Butala from 6th class, St Peter’s National School, Phibsborough, Dublin. Photograph: John Ohle Photography

A majority of parents (61 per cent) believe their child’s attitude to maths is more positive than their own when they were the same age, according to (...)

The prospect of double All-Irelands on the same weekend means Dublin City Council has held off on its plans for a homecoming for either or both teams. Photograph: Ipnho

Once more unto the breach – Dublin and Kerry will do battle on Saturday night in the All-Ireland football final replay at Croke Park. It will be foll(...)

A report carried out for Dublin City Council found that almost 80 per cent of people living in new purpose built student residences are international students. Image: iStock.

Dublin’s new student accommodation has become the preserve of “the sons and daughters of the global elite”, a Dublin City Council meeting has been tol(...)

GoCar managing director Colm Brady and Anne Graham, chief executive of the National Transport Authority, at a GoCar event on “the future of multimodal transport in Ireland”.  Photograph: Conor McCabe.

Irish car sharing company GoCar intends to double its fleet next year with an investment The Irish Times understands will amount to about €10 million.(...)

  Happier times: British prime minister David Cameron (right) and London mayor Boris Johnson   point at each other as the London 2012 Paralympic Cauldron is lit in London’s Trafalgar Square in  2012.

Just 3 per cent of business leaders in the Republic and Northern Ireland believe the UK should leave the EU, according to a survey. The “potential k(...)