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Members of a syndicate from Stakelum’s Hardware Store in Thurles, Co Tipperary  collected a €17million EuroMillions cheque at National Lottery headquarters on Friday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Thurles is getting a reputation as a lucky town and Eason in Thurles, a reputation as Ireland’s luckiest shop. The odds on selling a multimillion euro(...)

Stakelums in Thurles where the winning syndicate members work(ed)

The country’s latest EuroMillions lottery winners are members of a 32-person syndicate who work at a well-known hardware shop in Co Tipperary. The wi(...)

Eason employees Martina Walsh and Kieran Tuohy who sold the winning €1m  EuroMillions EuroMillionaire raffle ticket on February 23rd. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A winning €1 million EuroMillions prize has gone unclaimed in Co Cork. The 5.30pm deadline to claim the prize on Thursday passed without anyone comi(...)

Pictured at the launch of the NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards 2018  were Jenny Fisher, National Lottery, Jerry Kennelly, chairman of the judging panel and Vincent Crowley, NewsBrands Ireland. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell

Never before has brave journalism been so important, according to entrepreneur Jerry Kennelly, who will chair the judging panel for the 2018 Newsbrand(...)

Vincent Coyle with Brian Maloney and Cian Hackett on Coyle’s farm in Summerhill, Co Meath. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Imagine if working with the soil could be medically beneficial for people’s mental health. Well, new studies suggest it is, as microbes with antidepre(...)

Shares in the music streaming service Spotify climbed in the minutes after it began trading through a direct listing on the stock market

The Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon says she intends to undertake an investigation into a data breach at Independent News &Media (INM), w(...)

National Lottery. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Lottoland has accused the National Lottery of retaining millions of euro each year in unclaimed prize money to boost profits and pay for the State lic(...)

Tesla shares were back on the ropes on Monday, dropping more 6 per cent within minutes of the opening bell as investors continue to digest the slate of negative headlines around the electric car company

The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner is to meet tomorrow to examine the implication of the investigation into an alleged data breach at Inde(...)

The National Lottery has described lotto-betting firms such as Lottoland and Jackpot.com as “parasites”. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

The Government is expected to come under pressure to crack down on so-called “synthetic lotteries” after Australia last week moved to ban third-party (...)

Websites like Lottoland and Jackpot.com are  offering consumers the chance to select numbers both for the Irish lottery  and for the monster draws in the US  where jackpots frequently hit $1bn billion without buying a ticket. Photograph: Getty Images

The internet is proving a boon for lotto operators, with an increasing number of players plugging in online. This boosts ticket sales and leads to big(...)

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