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Bernard Durkan wants to know why the Lotto jackpot, now worth more than €19 million, hasn’t been won since June. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Never mind people not getting PCR tests. What about Bernard Durkan? He’s been asking for an urgent probe for the best part of a week. The TD for Kil(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson and chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak sitting together during prime minister’s questions. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Downing Street has denied reports of a rift between Boris Johnson and chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak following hostile briefings from their t(...)

 Minister for Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney: said  there was a chance ‘to seize momentum’ toward finding a compromise in EU-UK negotiations. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

There is still “quite a big gap” between the EU and the UK in the dispute over Northern Ireland’s post-Brexit trade rules, Minister for Foreign Affair(...)

The financial district of Frankfurt in Germany: the Dax index slipped 0.4 per cent on Wednesday. Photograph: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

European shares ended a four-day losing streak on Wednesday with shares of Telecom Italia leading gains, but fears around Europe’s worsening Covid-19 (...)

Migrants are helped by RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) lifeboat before being taken to a beach in Dungeness, on the southeast coast of England, on Wednesday. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images

“France will not allow the Channel to become a cemetery,” president Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday night after at least 27 migrants drowned off the(...)

The survey was based on answers from more than 1,000 business and IT leaders across Europe and the US, including 110 in Ireland.  Photograph: iStock

Company boards are more likely to embrace digital transformation in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, a new survey has found. The study, carried out (...)

Labour leader Keir Starmer: ‘The prime minister’s routine is falling flat. His chancellor is worried that people are getting wise.’ Handout photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

The whips had been beating the bushes around the Palace of Westminster and, unlike last week, the benches behind Boris Johnson were well stocked for p(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson looks on as a health worker administers a Covid-19 vaccination at a pharmacy in Sidcup, south east London on November 12th. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/AFP via Getty Images

For much of the autumn, the UK was buffeted by the worst Covid-19 wave in western Europe. But surges in coronavirus infections and hospital admissio(...)

 Oil pumpjacks stand in the Inglewood Oil Field  in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Oil prices edged higher on Wednesday, extending gains from the previous day, as investors remained sceptical about the effectiveness of a US-led relea(...)

Photograph: iStock

European shares rebounded on Wednesday after a four-day losing streak, as higher commodity prices helped offset fears around Europe’s worsening Covid-(...)

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