Dermot Griffin

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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(...)

Euromillions winner Dolores McNamara, who won  more than €115 million in 2005. Photograph: Frank Miller

EuroMillions players in Ireland scooped more than €170 million in prize money this year, including Friday’s €38.9 million jackpot. The win in Dublin(...)

One of the approximately 80,000 people who passed through Dublin Airport on Friday has won a €5.4 million Lotto jackpot. Photograph: The Irish Times/Dara Mac Donaill

The winning ticket for Saturday’s €5.4 million Lotto jackpot draw was purchased at a shop in the arrivals hall of Terminal 1 in Dublin Airport. The t(...)

 Irish Times journalists won seven awards at the NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards. From left: Patrick Freyne;  Ciara Kenny; Ruadhan Mac Cormaic;  Malachy Clerkin;  Conor Lally; David Labanyi and  Fintan O’Toole, Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Irish Times led the way at the 2017 NewsBrands Ireland Journalism awards, with journalists from the newspaper winning seven awards, more than any (...)

Sell-out shows from the likes of Adele (above), Rod Stewart, Justin Bieber and Paul Simon helped boost profits for the owners of the 3Arena in Dublin last year.

New figures show that at least 60 families have lost their homes as a result of Ireland’s tracker mortgage scandal, writes Joe Brennan. And the figure(...)

The jump in Irish lotto sales also saw PLI’s operating profit rise by 121 per cent to €16.4 million last year. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

After several years of falling sales, a controversial privatisation process and a change to its playing format, the National Lottery is back on a winn(...)

Gambling man: Dermot Griffin, chief executive of National Lottery. Photograph: Tom Honan

Halfway through my interview with the National Lottery boss, Dermot Griffin, I ask if he thinks playing the Lotto is gambling. It’s a loaded question (...)

Jedward celebrates 25 years of the National Lottery. Photograph:  Andres Poveda

On the first floor of an office block on Abbey Street in central Dublin, there’s a special room with cream-coloured walls, white furniture, expensive (...)

Customers and staff of Garryduff XL Stores celebrate with owner Umesh Kumar (left), his wife Rozalia Csemer (centre) and their son (2). Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

A west of Ireland syndicate has been revealed as the winner of the €29 million EuroMillions jackpot. Their substantial slice of luck has now tipped (...)

The National Lottery said the lump sum should be ready to collect by this Wednesday.  Photograph: Getty Images

The winner of the €29 million EuroMillions jackpot made contact with the National Lottery on Monday. The contact comes after a weekend of speculation(...)

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