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Growth in construction continued in October but the pace of expansion slowed to its lowest rate in more than three years, the latest figures show.

A deal designed to lift the threat of US sanctions on the owner of manufacturer Rusal Aughinish Aluminaand secure around 2,000 Irish jobs hangs in the(...)

The report highlights a decline of €43 million for charities, community groups, sports bodies and other causes to €225 million last year from €268 million in 2008. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

National lottery cash for good causes has fallen by €43 million over 10 years, according to a report from its rivals, which says their businesses do n(...)

Tara Kelly from Beaumont “wins” €250,000 on the Winning Streak wheel, with the help of Kamal Ibrahim and Marty Whelan,  when the National Lottery made its props available to the public for Culture Night. Photograph: Dave Meehan

National Lottery sales have hit €800 million for the first time since the crash amid a strong pick-up in revenue from its online channel. The franchi(...)

Philip Hammond is set to increase the tax paid by offshore gambling companies in his budget later this month. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Philip Hammond is set to increase the tax paid by offshore gambling companies in his Budget later this month, in a move that will infuriate the indus(...)

Rose Anne ‘Nancy’ Shankey following her second even more successful appearance on the National Lottery’s ‘Winning Streak’ in 2013. Photograph: Mac Innes Photography

An 83-year-old shoe shop owner from Co Monaghan will make National Lottery history this weekend when she becomes the first person to appear on its cas(...)

Dark web: 'I could make you physically sick in minutes by showing you stuff now, but the second or the third or fourth time you see it you can get desensitised.' Illustration: iStock/Getty

A “regular” murder can be arranged for $45,000, while making a victim disappear without a trace costs $60,000. A straightforward crippling is $12,000 (...)

The Spar Express shop on Rathfarnam Road, Dublin where the winning ticket for the National Lottery’s Lotto draw of €5.7 million  was won    Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The National Lottery has confirmed the €5.7 million winning Lotto jackpot ticket was sold in a local shop in south Dublin. The winning ticket was so(...)

One lucky ticket-holder has scooped Wednesday’s Lotto jackpot of €5,781,232. File photograph: istock

One lucky ticket-holder has scooped Wednesday’s Lotto jackpot of €5,781,232. The winning ticket was sold in Dublin, the National Lottery has revealed(...)

There were a record-matching four Irish winners in Friday’s EuroMillions Plus draw.  File photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images

There were a record-matching four Irish winners in Friday’s EuroMillions Plus draw. The four ticket-holders will each take home €500,000 after they (...)

About 15 unregulated offshore companies offer bets on the national lottery, where people bet with the bookies rather than purchasing a lottery ticket, according to Fianna Fáil justice spokesman Jim O’Callaghan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

Legislation has been introduced to stop bookies taking bets on the National Lottery in a bid to protect the money that goes to good causes. About 15 (...)

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