Lotto sense: While higher ticket prices will, in theory, generate bigger jackpots they could also alienate recession-weary Irish punters. Photograph: istock

The National Lottery is expected to raise ticket prices next year as part of a shake-up of the business aimed at halting several years of declining s(...)

Seán O’Driscoll, group chief executive, Glen Dimplex Group, said testing the technology on a large scale would accelerate innovation

A consortium led by Irish electrical goods firm Glen Dimplex has secured €12 million in funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme – the single larg(...)

The largest settlement made with the Revenue was by fair and amusement arcade operators Groundview Limited. Photograph: Joe St Leger/The Irish Times

A Dublin-based amusement arcade operator, a Co Sligo farmer and a Dublin company director topped the latest list of tax defaulters.The 107-strong list(...)

Economic rebound turning into higher salaries, survey finds. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

The State’s economic turnaround is expected to translate into salary rises of 2-5 per cent on average across all sectors this year, and even up to 10 (...)

Sign outside the Three Tun Tavern in Blackrock Co Dublin - a wetherspoons pub, showing discounted beer prices including Heineken. Photograph:Frank Miller /The Irish Times

British pub chain JD Wetherspoon has controversially dropped Heineken and Murphy’s stout following a row over the supply of beer to its new Dún Laogha(...)

ServerSpace lists   Jurys Inns hotel group and Car Shop, the UK’s leading car supermarket group, among its clients

Tech company ServerSpace, which was established by Dublin-born entrepreneur Tim Pat Dufficy, has been acquired by Scottish cloud computing company iom(...)

The new lottery show will be separate from the lottery’s popular Winning Streak show.

The National Lottery is planning to launch a new weekly game show on RTÉ television early next year in a bid to boost sales.The show, which promises b(...)

The bank received £15.3 billion of bailouts during the financial crisis via its parent Royal Bank of Scotland.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ulster Bank has agreed a two-year pay deal for staff which will see workers get their first pay rise in over three years.The bank, which returned to p(...)

Abbey reported pre-tax profits of €16.99 million for the six months to the end of October

House builder Abbey has warned that state intervention in the Irish and British housing markets has the potential to “crowd out” private investors.In(...)

Bitbuzz managing director Shane Deasy

Broadband provider UPC Ireland is to acquire Irish-owned wifi company Bitbuzz for an undisclosed sum thought to be in the region of €5-€6 million.Bitb(...)