US president Barack Obama during a press conference with British prime minister David Cameron  at the foreign office in London on Friday: he gave a full-throated endorsement of the Remain side in the European Union. Photograph:  Andy Rain/EPA

When Barack Obama last intervened in a British referendum in June 2014, it was to suggest in 2014 that the UK would be stronger if Scotland remained p(...)

Betting industry had its worst-ever Cheltenham, with losses  exceeding £60 million. Photograph: Getty

Ladbrokes chief executive Jim Mullen said rivals “abandoned bookmaking principles” as the industry racked up record losses during last month’s Chelte(...)

The oil and gas sector extended its gains, rising 2.8 per cent overall as shares in Royal Dutch Shell and BP rallied, helped by a rise in oil prices.

European shares rose as a surge in oil helped offset sliding banks, while investors speculated on the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting. The Is(...)

Overhaul in British system could see a huge cash inflow into betting industry Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

British Horseracing Authority chief executive Nick Rust hailed a “truly historic” intention from the British government to replace the Levy betting sy(...)

All was still on the Montlake Cut, the most famous stretch of rowing water in Seattle, when Vinny Fitzpatrick arrived at dawn on Monday morning. Hi(...)

Bookmaker Ladbrokes made its first full-year loss in a decade after it was hit by investment costs and new taxes as the group prepares for its £2.3 bi(...)

Gavin Sheehan celebrates winning The Ladbrokes World Hurdle on Cold Harden at last year’s Cheltenham festival. Photograph: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

Ladbrokes will be shut out of sponsoring at next month’s Cheltenham Festival after 10 years as backers of the World Hurdle . The news amounts to a(...)

According to Ladbrokes the Northern Ireland business is “performing well” despite a challenging environment

The betting and gaming giant Ladbrokes has said it is “committed” to its retail business in Northern Ireland - Northwest Bookmakers - after the subsid(...)

Measureofmydreams completed a Grade Two double for the Willie Mullins string at Navan yesterday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Navan’s Sunday card contained much of jump racing’s winter narrative – small fields, odds-on favourites and another hat-trick for the dominant Willie (...)

Paddy Power’s merger with Betfair is expected to be completed next week

Paddy Power will pay dividends totalling more than €140 million or €3.18 a share to investors in early March following its merger with rival Betfair. (...)