The proposals from the Department of Finance included a recommendation that appeals should only be made to the High Court, and that appeals to the Circuit Court would no longer be allowed. Photograph: Frank Miller /	The Irish Times

Controversial proposals by the Department of Finance to make tax appeal hearings open to the public for the first time have met strong resistance from(...)

The current €3 minimum price, for two lines, makes the Irish franchise one of the most expensive in Europe. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

One of the main retailer groups has come out in favour of increasing lotto prices amid speculation the new private operator is planning changes to (...)

Retailers claims they have suffered a fall-off in lotto sales since the transition to a new technology. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

National Lottery players are almost certain to face higher prices and a bigger panel of numbers in the coming months as the new private operator seeks(...)

The Agent Council said while there had been teething problems with the lottery’s new technology platform, the issues were being exaggerated.

As National Lottery officials gear up for a showdown with the Oireachtas finance committee this week, a dispute has emerged between retailers’(...)

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(...)

Fears that the National Lottery is setting out to create “online Lotto junkies” have been expressed by Fine Gael Seanad whip Paul Coghlan

Fears that the National Lottery is setting out to create “online Lotto junkies” have been expressed by Fine Gael Seanad whip Paul Coghlan. He said tha(...)

Lotto machine: politicians are poised to ask PLI officials about the functioning of new ticket terminals supplied by Greek gaming giant Intralot.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The new private operator of the National Lottery has been called to appear before the Oireachtas finance committee following the recent systems crash(...)

Former AIB senior executive Donal Forde has said Irish charities need to ask whether they are paying their senior staff the right salary.

Former AIB senior executive Donal Forde has said the Irish charity sector needs to ask some “searching questions” in light of the scandals last year i(...)

Taxpayers may end up footing the bill for third-party claims related to the collapse of Setanta Insurance.The Maltese-registered insurer went into liq(...)

It was a shabby episode and the coalition’s tattered reputation as a reforming Government has suffered. Not only that: the imputed independence of a c(...)