Minister for Education Joe McHugh said the entire schools transport scheme would be reviewed over the coming year. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The cost of transporting special needs pupils to schools in taxis and minibuses is set to climb to a record €100 million next year. One factor behin(...)

The study is the 15th in the charity’s series on the gap between the HAP and RS limits and market rents and is the first that looks at the impact of ‘discretionary top-ups’ on accessing properties. Photograph: iStock

Less than four per cent of homes for rent are available to people dependent on rent supplement (RS)or the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP), a study pu(...)

Evgeny Shtorn (centre), speaking at the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland MASI Conference 2019 which took place at Liberty Hall on Saturday .Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Irish people have a responsibility and an obligation to learn about the State’s asylum system and should demand an end to direct provision, a conferen(...)

Uno Mas, Dublin 2, has been awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand, but sister restaurant Etto, also in Dublin 2, does not appear on the 2020 line-up of Bibs

Five restaurants in Ireland, two in Dublin, one in Dingle, one in Athlone and one in Killinchy, have been awarded Bib Gourmand status in the Michelin (...)

An Post said parcels from the UK would post-Brexit be subject to the same duties and fees that currently apply to non-EU countries. Photograph: Getty Images

Parcels from the UK will not go through customs checks at Irish ports post-Brexit, and will instead be “green-laned” to postal centres even in the eve(...)

Westpark business campus in Shannon.

Irish-owned business park investor Fine Grain Property has agreed to buy the Westpark business campus in Shannon for more than €50 million. The camp(...)

 Mary O’Rourke helping to launch Fraud Awareness Week: never divulge financial information by telephone or email. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Former minister Mary O’Rourke has spoken of how she was almost taken in by a fraudster purporting to be from the Revenue Commissioners. Mrs O’Rourke(...)

Marilyn Monroe’s bra, $1,000-$2,000, Julien’s Auctions in Beverly HIlls

In May 1962, Marilyn Monroe created a stir when she sang her breathless rendition of Happy Birthday to president John F Kennedy for his 45th birthday (...)

Des Long on A Secret History, a BBC Northern Ireland Spotlight series on the Troubles. Photograph: BBC

Outside, Des Long’s modest three-bedroom midterrace house in a Limerick suburb gives no clue of his past life as a founding member of the Provisional (...)

When it comes right down to it, I guess we really are those anxious meerkats. Photograph: iStock

I was on the bus the other day and noticed that the man up ahead had worry beads draped over his fingers. He didn’t play with them. He didn’t fuss ove(...)

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