Fine Gael TD Colm Brophy, chairman of the Committee on Budgetary Oversight: report notes  87 per cent of tax expenditures provided by the State do not have a sunset clause. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Committee on Budgetary Oversight has called for greater parliamentary scrutiny of so-called “tax expenditures” amid suggestions the State may be l(...)

Sea of Solitude marks the moment mental health themes go mainstream in gaming.

The all-male Trinity College Dublin society at the centre of an alleged ‘hazing’ controversy, has claimed a college investigation has concluded only t(...)

Dr Sindy Joyce has been appointed to the Council of State. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A member of the Traveller community appointed by President Michael D Higgins as one of his advisers sees her new role as a rebuke to attacks on her co(...)

When refurbished, Ardmore House will house new offices for UCD’s president, his staff and the UCD Foundation, the university’s fundraising arm.

The renovation of a period house on the University College Dublin (UCD) campus, to be used as new offices for the university president, is set to cost(...)

BBC News broadcaster Nuala McGovern

6.45am Working on early morning shows have made me a lark so any chink of light and I’m awake. If I’m being virtuous I’m into the yoga gear for an hou(...)

Hanif Kureishi: “The most tempting thing for a writer is snacks.”Photograph:David Levenson/Getty Images

6am I’d like to loll in bed until noon like a teenager but I wake up too early, and make strong black Bolivian coffee, and shuffle into my study where(...)

Smurfit Kappa chief executive Tony Smurfit. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

From promising acquisitions to significant asset sales and business exits, the winners for July, August and September of this year’s Irish Times Busin(...)

Peter Barrett of  Aviation Capital and Sean Rainbird of National Gallery of Ireland. Photograph: Shane O’Neill, SON Photographic National Gallery/SMBC Aviation Capital photos

6am I listen to the radio in bed, BBC4 first and RTÉ 1 later on. Twice a week I go to the gym for 45 minutes and have breakfast after. A pot of tea wi(...)

It’s been left to British politicians and the British media to inform us about Facebook’s involvement in election manipulation. Oliver Callan asks why(...)

Bog butter found in Muckanagh, Co Mayo, dated to AD 775 to 895, and with its wooden container and leather wrap. Image copyright of the National Museum of Ireland

The tradition of using bogs to keep butter edible dates back over 3,500 years, according to a new study. It reveals the practice dates back to at le(...)

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