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(...)

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(...)