The Irish Hospitals’ Sweepstakes building in Ballsbridge in 1984: plans were being made for a State takeover of the company. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Garret FitzGerald initially backed the idea of nationalising the Irish Sweepstakes when he was taoiseach, despite its troubled financial history. A(...)

Letters on their way to Santa in the North Pole 1:53

Santa Claus will make a flying visit to Dublin on Thursday to help An Post deliver responses to more than 140,000 letters sent to him at the North Pol(...)

Aisling Jones: arranging car hire in advance kept transport costs to about €30 a person for the week, including petrol. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Irish holidaymakers spend about €1,000 on their summer holiday overseas. While that figure includes the cost of getting to a destination and stayin(...)

Liam McKee, with dog Tonto, at his home in Cronin Gardens, Shannon, Co Clare. Separated Mr McKee says he has no access to the TV in the house. Photograph: Eamon Ward

A separated Co Clare man, who has no access to the TV in his own home, has won his TV licence battle with An Post, but he won’t be telling his wife.Li(...)

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(...)

Ross McEwan: “At the end of this year [the bank] will be in a much better position than it was at the end of 2013. By the time we get to the end of 2015 and then 2016, which is what my strategic plan for the three years was, you’ll see a very solid bank.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

Trust and top-class customer service. Those are the two key goals that Kiwi banker Ross McEwan is hoping will “turn a magnificent brand around” under (...)

Christoph Mueller, chief executive officer of Aer Lingus Group. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

When outgoing Aer Lingus boss Christoph Mueller starts his new job as chief executive of Malaysia Airlines next spring, he may find it difficult to ke(...)

The An Post sorting office at Cardiff Lane: has a mixed zoning which will allow for the development of 9,290sq m (100,000sq ft ) of offices and about 100 apartments

An Post is to free up a high-value 2.3-acre redevelopment site in the south Dublin docklands by relocating its sorting office from Cardiff Lane to an(...)

If you are short on funds this Christmas, this advertising pitch from moneylender Provident might be right up your street. “Your cash could be deliver(...)

Christoph Mueller, chief executive officer of Aer Lingus Group Plc. Mahatir bin Mohamad says MAS job should have gone to a Malaysian. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The announcement that outgoing Aer Lingus chief executive Christoph Mueller will lead a revamp of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has caused a political storm(...)