The C&AG report reveals that while €217 million was disbursed to various sporting and charitable programmes last year under the umbrella of lotto funding, only €178 million came directly from the fund

Almost 20 per cent of money given out to good causes under the auspices of the National Lottery came directly from the Government rather than ticket s(...)

Handout photo showing snow at Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport. Photograph via twitter

Wild and wintry weather has swept the UK, with travellers left stranded as heavy snow covered roads and forced two airports to close.Many motorists si(...)

UK research indicates mobile phone distraction will cause more deaths than drinking driving by 2015

Using a mobile phone behind the wheel is expected to cause more accidents than drink-driving by next year, according to research by the department (...)

SUVs and crossovers have outsold saloons in the US for the first time

In news of a “hadn’t this already happened” vein, sales of SUVs and crossovers have overtaken those of conventional saloons in the key US market for t(...)

Signs near security in Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport informing passengers about new restrictions on traveling to the USA. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Passengers travelling to the US from Irish airports will experience no change in the security measures already in place, the Department of Transport h(...)

The fire on an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 at Heathrow Airport in London and a separate technical problem on a second 787 owned by Britain’s Thomson Airways on Friday raised new questions about an aircraft seen as crucial to Boeing’s future. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Airlines expressed confidence in the safety of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner yesterday as investigators searched for the cause of a fire on one of the jets (...)