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(...)

A woman protests as people walk into the Centre In The Square venue in Kitchener, Canada, where Bill Cosby performed on Wednesday evening. Photograph:  Mark Blinch/Reuters

Bill Cosby said he had a “wonderful time” and got a standing ovation from Canadian fans at his first show following a string of cancellations in the (...)

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(...)

Snow falls on Homeless Jesus in Toronto. Photograph: Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star via Getty Images

Somebody called the cops on Jesus in Davidson, North Carolina, where one resident reported “him” to the police, mistaking the life-size bronze by C(...)

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(...)

Retailers had been keen to have the switchover complete before the Christmas rush.

Unsuspecting punters may be surprised by the new-look green lotto tickets being spewed out by machines across the country.The change reflects the shif(...)

Chief Paddy Peters (left) at a meeting with the Pikangikum working group. Photo: Jennifer Hough

Sitting in the spotless kitchen of the 13-strong Turtle household in Pikangikum, a remote fly-in First Nations – Canadian indigenous people – settleme(...)

Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh: said the acquisition would boost the Irish group’s ability to drive the North American construction market to energy-efficient insulated panels.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Insulation specialist Kingspan is poised to buy a Canadian rival in a €109 million deal.The Irish group said yesterday it has agreed to buy the build(...)

OpenText  is currently ranked as the number one Canadian software company

Canadian software firm OpenText is to create up to 105 highly-skilled roles in Cork over the next two years.The company, which produces and distribute(...)