BlackBerry said two licensing deals, with Cisco Systems and an unnamed company, made “significant contributions,” but did not disclose the terms. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

BlackBerry shares fell yesterday on uncertainty about what drove growth in the company’s crucial software segment in the first quarter. Shares were of(...)

Dr Padmini Turlapati at the   30th anniversary commemoration of the Air India bombing  at the Flight 182 Memorial, Ahakista, West Cork, June 23rd, 2015. Dr Turlapati lost  two sons, Sanjay (14) and Deepak (11), in the terrorist attack. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A woman who lost two sons in the Air India bombing off the Irish coast in 1985 has criticised the Canadian government for failing to prosecute more pe(...)

Premier Lotteries Ireland’s results  provide  an insight into the numbers behind our lottery.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The private operator of the National Lottery, Premier Lotteries Ireland (PLI), has identified its “significant reliance” on IT and telecommunications (...)

An illustration of proposed changes to Suffolk Street in Dublin. Cars would be banned from key streets in the city centre. Photograph: Dublin City Council/PA Wire.

On Wednesday, Dublin City Council unveiled plans for a radical redesign of the city’s traffic management, banning private cars from the heart of the c(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe. Mr Donohoe  has announced an agreement between the Road Safety Authority and the Canadian province of  Manitoba allowing for the exchange of Irish driving licences for Canadian ones. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

A second Canadian province has agreed to the exchange of Irish driving licences for Canadian ones, according to Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe(...)

Emma Hughes: ‘I will be applying for my citizenship as soon as I am eligible. This is fantastic country to live in.’

Emma Hughes, a 29-year-old chemistry graduate from Belfast, became one of the first three applicants to be successfully granted permanent residency th(...)

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 combination photo shows a sequence of an explosion erupting from a CSX Corp train derailment in Mount Carbon, West Virginia February 16th, 2015. Photograph: Reuters/Steve Keenan 0:46

A train hauling 109 cars of crude oil derailed in West Virginia on Monday, setting a number of cars ablaze and forcing the evacuation of two towns.CSX(...)

Premier Lotteries Ireland was already under fire over the roll-out of new technology before it was forced to cancel Wednesday’s draw. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The single biggest question hanging over Wednesday’s lotto fiasco is whether the new operators have skimped on technology to recoup their hefty €405 m(...)

The famous poster depicting Sgt Michael O’Leary VC which was used to recruit Irish nationalists. Library of Congress.

On February 1st 1915, the Irish Guards were attacking a stretch of the La Bassée canal in northern France near the Belgian border. Lance Corporal Mich(...)