Shane Ross. Prof Cormac O’Dea says the Minister’s projected cost of €70 million might be correct if the grant only applied to those who provide more than 10 hours of childminding duties a week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The roll-out of the proposed “granny grant” payment to grandparents who carry out childminding duties could cost the State up to €400 million rather t(...)

Ireland scores well compared to the European Union 15 countries on education, though the number of young people not in employment, education or training “is a cause for concern” at about 15%. File photograph: Getty Images

Ireland is one of the “worst performers” on a range of social and environmental indicators compared with 15 similar EU countries, a study has revealed(...)

The Government will establish an expert advisory council on climate change and appoint its 10 members later this week, sources have confirmed. The co(...)

Prof Gregory Connor of the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting at NUI Maynooth speaking before the Oireachtas banking inquiry, February 25th, 2015

Accountancy standards have not changed since 2008 and the same conclusions would be arrived at if they were used to examine Anglo Irish Bank today, th(...)

Stephen Fry (57) and the man he recently married, Elliott Spencer (27). Photographs: Niki Nikolova/Filmmagic

Age-gap relationships are and always have been controversial, but if you are limiting the pool you choose a mate from by age, you could be losing o(...)