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(...)

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(...)

Boylesports chief financial officer Michael Bent says the lack of information and tight deadline imposed for the final offer do not prejudice Ladbrokes UK, which he says is bidding against his company. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The High Court is due to hear Boylesports’s full challenge to rival Ladbrokes Ireland’s examinership next week. Ladbrokes Ireland is working its way(...)

Boylesports signalled early in the examinership process that it was interested in bidding for the entire Ladbrokes chain in the Republic

Bookmaker Boylesports has challenged rival Ladbrokes Ireland’s restructuring in the High Court, arguing that the process is effectively designed to (...)

 Ken Fennell of Deloitte: the privately owned Boylesports has approached Mr Fennell and is in talks with him regarding an alternative plan

Bookmaker Boylesports is lining up a bid for rival Ladbrokes Ireland, which is under court protection from its creditors to allow it to restructure t(...)

Deloitte’s Ken Fennell was appointed examiner by the High Court for the Ladbrokes restructuring.

A number of Ladbrokes’ landlords say they will join forces to get better terms from the bookmaker, which wants to surrender about one-third of its (...)

A Ladbrokes spokesman said the process is about building “a sustainable business in Ireland and protecting jobs”.

Ladbrokes landlords say the bookmaker is offering them “derisory” compensation for allowing it to walk away from leases while it bids to restructure i(...)

Grey Mirage (right) ridden by Ryan Moore comes home to win The Ladbrokes All-Weather Mile Championships Conditions Stakes at Lingfield. Ladbrokes chief executive Jim Mullen was disappointed with their quarterly results. Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire

Newly appointed Ladbrokes chief executive Jim Mullen is bringing forward a strategic review of the listed bookmaker’s operations following a set of qu(...)

Jim Mullen, chief executive, said that the group’s decision to seek examinership in Ireland “demonstrates the seriousness of our intent and the speed with which we will execute.”

Ladbrokes, the UK betting chain which sought protection of the courts for its Irish chain on Tuesday, reported that amounts staked in Ireland rose by (...)