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Under planned operating terms, the licensee will have greater flexibility to operate online. Currently the business
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under 3 per cent of its revenue from online sales, substantially less than operators in other jurisdictions.

An Post and UK operator, Camelot, have won the licence to run the National Lottery under a new 20-year contract that will allow for a greater shift(...)

Prime Time presenter, Miriam O’Callaghan  with Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Enterprise, and Fine Gael’s director of elections, Richard Bruton (left), representing the ‘Yes’ camp and the leader of Fianna Fáil, Micheál Martin, representing the ‘No’ camp, before they debated the abolition of the Seanad prior to this Friday’s referendum.

The abolition of the Seanad would improve the political system because it would shift the full focus of politics to a chamber elected to by all the ci(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald claimed the Central Bank governor chose to ‘sit on his hands’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

There were sharp exchanges in the Dáil this morning in a row about Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan’s comments that there were no new issues a(...)

Former Fianna Fáil minister Mary Hanafin wants to run but the party hierarchy is not convinced

Government and Opposition MEPs may see their seats come under threat next year after a recasting of European constituencies. This is the backdrop agai(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin: surprised by secondment arrangements

Public servants can be legally redeployed under legislation introduced by Minister for Public Reform and Expenditure Brendan Howlin. Definitive redepl(...)

Taoiseach says that far from being ‘some sort of schoolboy bully’ the Minister for Education  has pointed out the reality of the situation.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has rejected claims that Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn is a “schoolyard bully” threatening compulsory redundancies on Asti (...)

Eamon Gilmore met banking representatives today to begin efforts to resolve the Priory Hall crisis. Photograph: Tommy Clancy

Senior Government officials met banking representatives today at the start of a 21-day process to resolve the Priory Hall crisis and Tánaiste Eamon Gi(...)

While there is speculation overBoris Johnson and Cameron’s Tory leadership, Enda Kenny has been an incredibly firm leader. Photographs: Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images and Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

How safe is David Cameron as leader of the Tory Party? As safe as houses, you might think, with the proviso that all political houses tend to be made(...)

Pearse Doherty said the Seanad was “elite and out of touch”.

Sinn Féin will call for a Yes vote in the referendum to abolish the Seanad on October 4th, saying it is “elite” and “out of touch”.The party’s referen(...)

Students whose grants have been delayed due to ongoing problems at Susi have made complaints to the Ombudsman. File photograph of UCD campus, Belfield. Photograph: Frank Miller /The Irish Times

Five students whose grants have been delayed due to ongoing problems at the body that processes them have made complaints to the Ombudsman.Student Uni(...)

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