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From TheJournal.ie The inside story on Britain's greatest sports gambler - and the company that helps him win Starlizard

The inside story on Britain's greatest sports gambler - and the company that helps him win

Tony Bloom is a name unfamiliar to many. But the man, and his company Starlizard, make an absolute fortune out of betting markets like the English Premier League.

From TheJournal.ie How much has Joan Burton's department spent on consultants? Social Protection

How much has Joan Burton's department spent on consultants?

It’s a bit tricky to arrive at an exact figure.

From TheJournal.ie Whistleblower report: HSE consultancy contracts 'awarded to former employees' PAC

Whistleblower report: HSE consultancy contracts 'awarded to former employees'

The issue is set to be discussed at the Public Accounts Committee.

From TheJournal.ie Phil Hogan 'personally signed off on' funding relating to Irish Water consultants Big Spend

Phil Hogan 'personally signed off on' funding relating to Irish Water consultants

New documents have reportedly revealed that he was aware of the spend as far back as December 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Hospital workers ballot in support of industrial ballot, but might not affect services Impact

Hospital workers ballot in support of industrial ballot, but might not affect services

The action involves five hospitals in the Limerick group.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 500 jobs as EY expands international business unit in Belfast Jobswatch

Almost 500 jobs as EY expands international business unit in Belfast

The jobs boost by the company, formerly known as Ernst and Young, will see its workforce in the city triple.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s how the government spent more than €100m on banking sector advice Consultancy

Here’s how the government spent more than €100m on banking sector advice

Arthur Cox alone has received €12.2 million of these fees since 2011.

From TheJournal.ie The HSE is in danger of ‘regressing to a previous era’ Warning

The HSE is in danger of ‘regressing to a previous era’

The stark warning is made in a confidential internal report that details difficulties in recruiting consultants.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water compared to HSE as expert says €2bn wasted on overstaffing Too Many Cooks

Irish Water compared to HSE as expert says €2bn wasted on overstaffing

The ESRI’s John Fitzgerald said the organisation needs about 1,700 staff but over 4,000 are being employed.

From TheJournal.ie Department of Finance will spend over €5 million extra on consultants this year Consultancy

Department of Finance will spend over €5 million extra on consultants this year

The Minister for Finance likened the consultants to painters, saying they were only used when needed.

From TheJournal.ie Government knew of outside consultants procured at Irish Water almost a year ago Irish Water

Government knew of outside consultants procured at Irish Water almost a year ago

Costs were released for the first time today but Irish Water has said that the Government knew of the completion of the procurement process 10 months ago.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council spent almost €200k a month on Poolbeg consultancy fees Poolbeg

Dublin City Council spent almost €200k a month on Poolbeg consultancy fees

The stalled Poolbeg incinerator project has cost over €90 million over more than ten years – even though construction has yet to start on it…

From TheJournal.ie Special Delivery Unit director’s consultancy paid €50k for advice Special Delivery Unit

Special Delivery Unit director’s consultancy paid €50k for advice

The SDU has spent €1.7 million in total on consultancies since it was set up in 2011 by Health Minister James Reilly.

From TheJournal.ie Over €7m spent on consultants since government took office Consultants

Over €7m spent on consultants since government took office

Figures disclosed in parliamentary questions last week reveal the expenditure on consultancy services by the government since last year.

From TheJournal.ie 34 consultants rapped for treating more private patients than public ones Healthcare

34 consultants rapped for treating more private patients than public ones

Almost three-dozen consultants employed by the state spent more time treating private patients than public ones.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas Plus: parliament hoping to expand TV channel Oireachtas TV

Oireachtas Plus: parliament hoping to expand TV channel

The parliament launched a pilot channel last November, and is now looking for advice on rolling the project out further.

From TheJournal.ie 100 new tech jobs at Accenture Jobswatch

100 new tech jobs at Accenture

In second Irish jobs boost today, the management consultancy is looking for IT employees around the country with varying levels of experience.

CONSULTING GROUP PricewaterhouseCoopers has announced that it is to recruit almost 300 people for positions in various locations across the country.

Some 250 of the positions will be filled through the its graduate programme, while another 40 “strategic roles” will be filled by professionally qualified workers, reports RTÉ. Positions will be created for the Spencer Dock offices in Dublin, as well as for Cork, Limerick, Galway, Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Anglo’s new name; Kyrgyz parliament ‘sacrifices’ sheep; and the competition is fierce at the Fireman Olympics. It’s all in today’s Daily Fix…

From TheJournal.ie HSE paid almost €230k to consultancy firms linked to former Health Board execs Consultancy

HSE paid almost €230k to consultancy firms linked to former Health Board execs

Payments followed severance packages to those executives of almost half a million apiece.