Bookmaker Ladbrokes is to retain 144 shops nationwide and continue to employ over 700 people in Ireland following the High Court’s approval of its rescue plan. (Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times)

Bookmaker Ladbrokes is to retain 144 shops nationwide and continue to employ over 700 people in Ireland following the High Court’s approval of its re(...)

Ladbrokes tried to buy Coral in 1998, but had to give up after the then British trade and industry minister, Peter Mandelson, stopped the transaction

British bookmakers Ladbrokes and Gala Coral on Friday agreed to merge, creating a £2.3 billion (€3.2bn) business with Britain’s largest high street pr(...)

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(...)

Thorntons has become something of a joke in the City for its repeated profit warnings, its failure to sell eggs at Easter or boxed chocolates at Christmas and its constant complaints about the weather being too hot or too cold – or sometimes both. Photograph: EPA

The takeover of a famous British name by an overseas bidder is usually greeted with a chorus of complaints about the erosion of the nation’s industria(...)

The bookmaker tried to buy Coral in 1998, but had to give up after the then British trade and industry minister, Peter Mandelson, stopped the transaction

Shares in bookmaker Ladbrokes jumped by more than 10 per cent on Tuesday after the company confirmed it was in merger talks with privately owned Gala (...)

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(...)

Online gambling company Betfair posted a better than expected rise in full-year profit on Wednesday, led by strong revenue growth and a big surge in new customers.

Online gambling company Betfair posted a better than expected rise in full-year profit on Wednesday, led by strong revenue growth and a big surge in (...)

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(...)