The current €3 minimum price, for two lines, makes the Irish franchise one of the most expensive in Europe. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

One of the main retailer groups has come out in favour of increasing lotto prices amid speculation the new private operator is planning changes to (...)

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Secret documents reveal that global banking giant HSBC profited from doing business with arms dealers who channeled mortar bombs to child soldiers in (...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson has said Northern Irish MPs are “of equal status to MPs elected in any other part of the United Kingdom... After this election, there is a real possibility that Northern Ireland MPs could have a crucial role in the formation of the next United Kingdom government.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Plans by four UK broadcasters to exclude the Democratic Unionist Party from TV general election debates are “inexplicable” since there is “a real poss(...)

Retailers claim the new Lotto ticket terminals, touted in advance as state of the art, are plagued by technical glitches, causing them to crash frequently. Photograph: istock

Retailers have called on the lottery regulator to intervene in a row over the system’s new technology platform which they say is causing a drop in (...)

One retailer had suffered 50 system crashes since the new National Lottery machines were installed in his shop. Others said they were rebooting the machines themselves because of the slow response times from  a dedicated helpdesk.

Retailers say technical glitches with the new National Lottery ticket terminals are disrupting trade and proving a headache for staff. They also claim(...)

Transparent creator Jill Soloway (centre) with cast from the Amazon-funded series

Amazon Prime has been in the news twice this week, once for picking up two Golden Globes for its comedy show Transparent, and once for signing up W(...)

Navan town centre has attracted two new tenants, UK discounter retailer Dealz and Carraig Donn, the Irish company specialising in fashion, jewellery, (...)

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, pauses during a news conference . Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds barely passed stress tests set by the Bank of England, which said their capital at the end of last year fell short(...)

Carechoice was owned by  Michael Lane and other investors

The Carechoice retirement and nursing home group has been sold to UK firm, Emerald Investments, for a figure understood to be €30 million-plus.The gro(...)

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(...)