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(...)

John Gallagher from Co Donegal in the National Lottery winners’ room celebrating a €41,096 EuroMillions win last November. Photograph: Mac Innes

You may dream of it, but what really happens when you win the lottery? A team of advisers at National Lottery headquarters says the first thing you s(...)

A file image of Stephen Hughes (12) who died in a fire in a makeshift den where he was sleeping overnight. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The man convicted last month of causing the death of a boy 13 years ago by setting fire to a children’s makeshift den has received a 15-year prison (...)

Stephen Hughes’s mother, Elizabeth, leaves court after the sentencing of Dermot Griffin, of Ballyfermot Road in Dublin, who had been found guilty of manslaughter, was adjourned. Photograph: Collins Courts

The man convicted last month of causing the death of a boy 13 years ago by setting a children’s makeshift den on fire has a criminal record going b(...)

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(...)

The jury found Dermot Griffin (54) of Ballyfermot Road guilty following a 13-day trial. Photograph:Frank Miller /The Irish Times

A man has been found guilty of setting a children’s makeshift den on fire causing the death of a boy more than 13 years ago. Stephen Hughes was 12 yea(...)

A witness who says that a man accused of starting a fire in which a young boy died threatened him on the night has admitted he was abusing drugs at the time.

A witness who says that a man accused of starting a fire in which a boy died threatened him on the night, has admitted he was abusing drugs at the ti(...)

A still from the National Lottery’s new advertising campaign, featuring ‘The Guru’. You can ask him to predict next week’s numbers, but don’t expect him to be much help.

The National Lottery has launched a new advertising campaign to promote its play online channel directly to consumers for the first time.The organisat(...)

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

The National Lottery recorded a four-fold jump in registrations to its revamped website in the first month of going live, the company said yesterday.T(...)

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(...)