Members of Jamaica’s Marine Police return to port after leaving the site where it is presumed a small US private plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed off the east coast of Jamaica, in Port Antonio yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

A small US private plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed off the east coast of Jamaica last night after veering far off its course toward southw(...)

 Alex Kovach:  it is understood his post was axed under a restructuring of the group. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The man who spearheaded the acquisition of the Irish lottery for the owners of UK operator Camelot is to part ways with the company. Alex Kovac(...)

RGData’s director-general Tara Buckley said: “Retailers look forward to working with PLI but, as with any process of change, there are concerns about the impact of the new ownership structure.”

Retailers are unhappy with assurances from the National Lottery that the impending switchover to a new system will not involve additional costs or a d(...)

Money generated for good causes by the National Lottery has hit its lowest level in eight years on the back falling tickets sales linked to fewer jack(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin with National Lottery head Dermot Griffin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is refusing to allow the National Lottery to sign an extension contract with its existing technology supplier to provide cover for t(...)

In the wake of the financial crash tens of thousands of savers flocked to the State schemes because of uncertainty over bank deposits.

State saving schemes, managed by the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA), are continuing to attract large inflows of cash, reflecting th(...)

Toronto, Canada is a city of contrasts. Photographs: Ian Willms
Oh Toronto
  • Travel
  • March 15, 2014, 01:00

When I tell my friends in Toronto how much I love their city, they often say, “Really?” I always assume they imagine I’m just trying to be grac(...)

A lawsuit submitted by Scott MacIntyre claims Toronto mayor Rob Ford was behind an assault at a Toronto jail in March 2012 that was intended to keep Mr MacIntrye quiet about Mr Ford’s abuse of alcohol and drugs. Photograph: Mark Blinch/Reuters

Embattled Toronto mayor Rob Ford is being sued by his sister’s ex-boyfriend for allegedly conspiring to have the man beaten in jail to prevent his ill(...)

Justin Bieber appears at a police station in connection with an alleged criminal assault in Toronto last night. Photograph: Jag Gundu/Getty Images

Canadian police charged Justin Bieber yesterday with assaulting a limousine driver in Toronto in December, the latest in a string of legal troubles fo(...)

A handout combination of booking images released by the Miami-Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Dept showing Canadian singer Justin Bieber who was arrested early this morning on charges of driving under the influence, driving with an expired license and resisting arrest following an alleged drag racing incident in Miami Beach, Florida. Photograph: EPA

Teen pop star Justin Bieber was bailed today after he arrested in Miami Beach earlier on a drunken driving charge. He had allegedly been caught drag (...)