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# Consultancy

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# 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.
# Social Protection
How much has Joan Burton's department spent on consultants?
It’s a bit tricky to arrive at an exact figure.
Whistleblower report: HSE consultancy contracts 'awarded to former employees'
The issue is set to be discussed at the Public Accounts Committee.
# 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.
# Impact
Hospital workers ballot in support of industrial ballot, but might not affect services
The action involves five hospitals in the Limerick group.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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…
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# Jobs
PricewaterhouseCoopers to create almost 300 jobs
# Daily Fix
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…
# 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.