British comedian Dom Joly jumps from onboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing during the start of leg six from Itajaí in Brazil to Newport in Rhode Island. Photograph: Getty Images

For a while, it looked like we were never going to get away from Brazil. Stuck at the starting line with no wind, leg six of the Volvo Ocean Race to N(...)

Another glitch hit the National Lottery this week after a customer in Carlow bought four Quick Pick tickets each of which contained exactly the same six numbers. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/ The Irish Times.

Another glitch hit the National Lottery this week after a customer in Carlow bought four Quick Pick tickets each of which contained exactly the same s(...)

The network problems which led to major disruption for almost 2 million customers of Three Mobile yesterday have been resolved, the company has said. Photograph: Bloomberg

The network problems which led to major disruption for almost 2 million customers of Three Mobile yesterday have been resolved, the company has said.A(...)

The failure of the Three mobile phone network triggered a flurry of activity on social media. Photograph: Bloomberg

Ireland’s second largest mobile phone network was down for much of Monday, resulting in many of Three Mobile’s two million Irish customers experiencin(...)

Spain’s Telefonica said it will sell British telecom giant O2 to Hong Kong group Hutchison Whampoa for £10 billion in a deal that could create Britain’s biggest mobile phone firm. (Photograph: JOHN D MCHUGH/AFP/Getty Images)

Li Ka-shing’s Hutchison Whampoa agreed to acquire Telefonica SA’s O2 unit, creating the UK’s biggest wireless provider by customers and marking a mil(...)

The Dublin branch of Edelman had been handling the lottery’s PR until recently, but questions to the press office yesterday were redirected to rival PR firm Hume Brophy, suggesting that Edelman may have been sidelined in the wake of recent controversies.   Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

The National Lottery’s paymaster in Canada appears to have lost patience with its public relations team in Dublin following the continual bad press of(...)

A National Lottery spokeswoman confirmed that a number of terminals across the network experienced technical issues for a period of about 40 minutes on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

National Lottery ticket terminals crashed this afternoon for the third time since the beginning of February. A spokeswoman for the National Lottery c(...)

Lotto machine: politicians are poised to ask PLI officials about the functioning of new ticket terminals supplied by Greek gaming giant Intralot.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The new private operator of the National Lottery has been called to appear before the Oireachtas finance committee following the recent systems crash(...)

National Lottery ticket terminals crashed again today for the second time in less than a month, raising fresh concerns about the operator’s new techno(...)

Telefonica reported a 36 per cent decline in fourth-quarter operating profit after writing down the value of its Venezuelan business to account for lower exchange rates.  Photo: Reuters

Telefonica reported a 36 per cent decline in fourth-quarter operating profit after writing down the value of its Venezuelan business to account for lo(...)