The Ladbrokes rescue plan involves closing 60 of its 196 shops in the Republic Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The High Court has ordered the repudiation of leases on five Ladrokes Ireland shops in advance of finalisation of a survival scheme for the troubled b(...)

In 2013 Ladbrokes had a turnover of €449 million from 196 shops with 840 employees.

A prospective bidder for the troubled Ladbrokes chain of bookmakers has failed to get a High Court order directing it be provided with information whi(...)

The loss-making Ladbrokes Ireland plans to close 60 of its 196 betting shops and cut 250 of its 840 jobs under a rescue plan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A refusal to give Boylesports information on Ladbrokes Ireland’s betting shops has left its bid for the business at a serious disadvantage to a riv(...)

Under a rescue plan being prepared, Ladbrokes Ireland plans to close 60 of its 196 betting shops and cut 250 of its 850 jobs. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

British bookmaker Betfred is understood to have expressed interest in bidding for Ladbrokes’ troubled Irish business. Ladbrokes Ireland plans to clo(...)

A man tried to use a large golf umbrella as a weapon in an attempt to rob a bookies after a mugger took his dole money, a court has heard

A man tried to use a large golf umbrella as a weapon in an attempt to rob a bookies after a mugger took his dole money, a court has heard. Niall Flynn(...)

Boylesports chief financial officer Michael Bent says the lack of information and tight deadline imposed for the final offer do not prejudice Ladbrokes UK, which he says is bidding against his company. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The High Court is due to hear Boylesports’s full challenge to rival Ladbrokes Ireland’s examinership next week. Ladbrokes Ireland is working its way(...)

Boylesports signalled early in the examinership process that it was interested in bidding for the entire Ladbrokes chain in the Republic

Bookmaker Boylesports has challenged rival Ladbrokes Ireland’s restructuring in the High Court, arguing that the process is effectively designed to (...)

 Ken Fennell of Deloitte: the privately owned Boylesports has approached Mr Fennell and is in talks with him regarding an alternative plan

Bookmaker Boylesports is lining up a bid for rival Ladbrokes Ireland, which is under court protection from its creditors to allow it to restructure t(...)

Deloitte’s Ken Fennell was appointed examiner by the High Court for the Ladbrokes restructuring.

A number of Ladbrokes’ landlords say they will join forces to get better terms from the bookmaker, which wants to surrender about one-third of its (...)

Hans Holbein (right) ridden by Ryan Moore wins The MBNA Chester Vase. Photograph: Martin Rickett

Hans Holbein leapt into the picture for the Investec Derby when giving trainer Aidan O’Brien a welcome turn of fortunes with an all-the-way success in(...)