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Gtech has won three of the US lottery contracts: Indiana, Illinois and, last month, New Jersey. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty

Where better to launch a bid for the State’s lottery business than from inside its Dublin headquarters? Italian-owned gaming giant Gtech (...)

Have you noticed how many musicians there are around the place? It seems that a bus stop in this country isn’t official unless there’s someone (...)

 The walled garden of Castle Durrow, County Laois

It’s safe to say that spring – after displaying an altogether shocking tardiness – has finally sprung, Now is the time to get busy sowing, hoei(...)

When Ronan Clarke was asked by a US multinational to fit out an office space with 25 whiteboards a number of years ago, he had little idea that(...)

Stage Struck

‘Human kind cannot bear very much reality,” goes a line in a TS Eliot poem. It helps to explain the appeal of art, which transforms even the re(...)

Left to right, Ronan Leahy, Ciaran O'Brien and Phelim Drew in Drum Bell. Photograph:  Julien Behal/PA Wire

Drum Belly Abbey Theatre, Dublin *** Who is the central character of Richard Dormer’s new play for(...)

An error was made during the drawfor last Saturday’s Lotto Plus 2 draw. Photo: istock

An error was made during the draw for last Saturday’s Lotto Plus 2 draw. The number "9" ball was called out as a number "6" ball. The Nat(...)

Aidan O’Brien: may enter Moth into Guineas trial

There’s often a “phoney war” air to some of the flat action at the height of jump racing’s festival campaign, but there was no(...)

Ninety minutes on Monday night seemed a long time to be stuck in fantasy land for someone like me who has a horror of novels that involve a map(...)

A few days ago in Dublin, an actor lost his job. That might not count as major news, but for the operation in question it represented a 50 per (...)

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