A man watches electronic displays at a Paddy Power bookmakers in London. Paddy Power and Betfair have announced they have agreed the terms of a possible merger. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Shares in Irish bookmakers Paddy Power surged yesterday following the news it is planning a merger with rival Betfair to create one of the world’s big(...)

Paddy Power chief executive Andy McCue said the group expects full-year reported operating profit to be a mid to high single digit percentage above 2014 and the consensus market forecast

Bookmaker Paddy Power is planning to merge with rival Betfair in a multibillion euro deal to create one of the world’s biggest gambling companies . Th(...)

This combined lot at 10 Harcourt Street, Dublin, has a reserve range of €2.9 million-€3.1 million

Allsop is to hold its biggest commercial property auction yet early next month with 278 lots going under the hammer at a combined reserve value of €(...)

 Aidan O’Brien:  dual 2000 Guineas hero Gleneagles is scheduled to run in  the Juddmonte International. Photo:  Mike Egerton/PA

The chance of a famous clash between Golden Horn and Gleneagles taking place next week has not been undermined by the wet weather which has washed ove(...)

Ladbrokes and Coral are coming together to counter a tide of online competition, but the merger is still some time off, Ladbrokes said.

Ladbrokes said its planned merger with Coral Group is still some way off and that for now its main focus is on out-performing its rival UK betting-sho(...)

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Great British Bake Off  contestants (left to right) Alvin, Ugne, Paul, Dorret, Marie, Ian, Nadiya, Stu, Tamal, Flora, Mat and Sandy  for this year’s BBC1’s cookery contest, Photograph: Mark Bourdillon/PA Wire

It is a truth universally acknowledged that you’d want to be some class of monster not to love the Great British Bake Off. Even people who don’t watch(...)

This year’s Great British Bake Off contestants. Photograph: Mark Bourdillon/PA Wire

Ladbrokes has suspended bets on a Great British Bake Off contestant amid fears the winner’s name has been leaked. The bookmaker had a flurry of bets f(...)

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(...)