John Boyle opened his first shop on Market Hill in Co Armagh, which had a population of 2,000, in 1982 with a £6,000 loan from his father. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Bookmakers have to wait a day longer than everybody else for Christmas. However, it is often worth the wait. On St Stephen’s Day there were three race(...)

Boylesports  has bought smaller rival Tom Flood Bookmakers Ltd, taking the number of outlets in its chain to 192

Bookmaker Boylesports is investing €3 million in the purchase and fit-out of a seven-shop chain with outlets in Dublin, Meath and Wicklow.The group, t(...)