Premier Lotteries Ireland has been holding seminars to train retail agents on how to use the new Photon ticket terminals.  Photograph: Frank Miller

The big switch to a new-look National Lottery will take place next month or in December. The lottery’s new operator, Premier Lotteries Ireland (PLI),(...)

Liam Sloyan will take up his new post as lottery regulator next month. Photograph: Eric Luke

Compliance consultant Liam Sloyan has been appointed the National Lottery’s first ever regulator, a position that may eventually evolve into t(...)

 Alex Kovach:  it is understood his post was axed under a restructuring of the group. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The man who spearheaded the acquisition of the Irish lottery for the owners of UK operator Camelot is to part ways with the company. Alex Kovac(...)

RGData’s director-general Tara Buckley said: “Retailers look forward to working with PLI but, as with any process of change, there are concerns about the impact of the new ownership structure.”

Retailers are unhappy with assurances from the National Lottery that the impending switchover to a new system will not involve additional costs or a d(...)

Money generated for good causes by the National Lottery has hit its lowest level in eight years on the back falling tickets sales linked to fewer jack(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin  with National Lottery chief executive Dermot Griffin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The National Lottery recorded a four-fold jump in registrations to its revamped website in the first month of going live, the company said yesterday.T(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin with National Lottery head Dermot Griffin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is refusing to allow the National Lottery to sign an extension contract with its existing technology supplier to provide cover for t(...)

In the wake of the financial crash tens of thousands of savers flocked to the State schemes because of uncertainty over bank deposits.

State saving schemes, managed by the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA), are continuing to attract large inflows of cash, reflecting th(...)

Brendan Howlin was delighted last Thursday, marking the take over of the National Lottery by Premier Lotteries Ireland, a consortium involving (...)

New partnership: Alex Kovach, managing director of Camelot, and Dermot Griffin, chief executive of the National Lottery in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

As the first lottery in Europe, and only the second worldwide, to sell the licence for an up-front payment, the performance of the newly privat(...)