Premium branding? Ukip’s Nigel Farage takes part in a Paddy Power campaign during the Ryder Cup

Puerile Paddy Power plans to remain an “edgy” brand, according to the bookmaker’s new chief executive, Andy McCue. Will it ever grow up? I reckon the (...)

 Andy McCue,  chief executive, and Cormac McCarthy, chief financial officer, at the Paddy Power results  briefing  yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Paddy Power’s new chief executive, Andy McCue, signalled a change of direction for the listed bookmaker at his first annual results presentation yeste(...)

Bookmaker Paddy Power plans to return €392 million to shareholders this year after earning profits before tax of €167 million in 2014.The company repo(...)

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Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher is one of 13 witnesses who have been summoned to appear before the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry from next(...)

Greece’s Alpha Bank AE rallied 17 percent. “Today is a huge relief for the banks, which are a big part of the index, because part of the story is that they will be kept afloat,” said analyst Jean-Paul Jeckelmann Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

European stocks surpassed their recent highs as Greece won tentative approval for a four-month extension from euro zone ministers.The news was follow(...)

Glen Walsh (27) stole almost €500,000 from AIB in Crumlin Cross over a period of six months by handing out cash to his co-accused, David Vickery (27) who then used the money to place bets. File Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

A kidnapping victim whose theft from his employer came to light when the bank shut down because of the robbery has been given a suspended sentence at (...)

Arctic Skipper, ridden by Andrew Lynch, leads the field home to win the he Paddy Power Shops 10.30am Sunday Service Maiden Hurdle at Naas. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

A Naas fixture billed as ‘Cheltenham Trial Day’ was lit up by sparkling Grade Two success for Mallowney, a horse not even entered for the festival in(...)

Former president and UN secretary-general’s special envoy on climate change Mary Robinson (right) with Tánaiste Joan Burton. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

Harry McGee Political Correspondent It was possibly the strangest St Valentine’s Day wooing in recent Irish political memory but the unexpected declar(...)

Jockey Tony McCoy enters the parade ring aboard Carlingford Lough after winning the Hennessy Gold Cup  at Leopardstown Racecourse. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A little over 24 hours after Tony McCoy stunned the racing world in announcing he would retire at the end of the season, the irrepressible Ulsterman r(...)