At close to six years, Mueller will be one of the longer serving Aer Lingus chief executives of the past two decades.

While it surprised quite a few people, Christoph Mueller’s decision to step down as chief executive of Aer Lingus next May is not seen as a result of (...)

Online gambling exchange Betfair said it wanted England to do well at the World Cup and boost its betting revenue after its annual profit beat forecasts. Photo: Bloomberg

Online gambling exchange Betfair said it wanted England to do well at the World Cup and boost its betting revenue after its annual profit beat forecas(...)

Patrick Kennedy: “My prediction however is that Brazil don’t need more than 90 minutes to win individual matches.”

So it’s just one more spin of the wheel for Patrick Kennedy, who announced this week he will step down in a year’s time as chief executive of the book(...)

Index heavyweight CRH dropped by 4.7 per cent to €19.66. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Stocks suffered across almost all markets as disappointing economic data emerged from the US and Europe and new worries arose on the security of Russi(...)

Wall Street saw stocks fall in early trading amid profit-taking by investors. Photograph: Bloomberg

European stocks fell back from the six-year high reached on Tuesday as investors weighed earnings and equity valuations and media stocks ITV and Italy(...)

Patrick Kennedy, chief executive at Paddy Power, announces his retirement. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

European shares closed at a six-year high on solid corporate earnings and the chance of more European Central Bank stimulus. The euro fell to a five-w(...)

Paddy Power chief executive Patrick Kennedy at the company’s AGM in Dublin yesterday. Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill

Bookmaker Paddy Power expects its customers to bet €160 million over the course of the football World Cup, which kicks off on June 12th and runs into (...)

Part of Paddy Power’s ad featuring a mock-up of Oscar Pistorius as an Academy Award.

Paddy Power has been ordered to withdraw its controversial ad which offers odds on the trial of Oscar Pistorius Oscar for murder after it becam(...)

An online  petition condemning an Oscar Pistorius  bet contained in Paddy Power advertisements as “reprehensible” is addressed to the bookmaker’s chief executive Patrick Kennedy (above) and states: “Please consider the vast surge of public outrage against the terrible decision you have taken to offer bets upon the outcome of the Oscar Pistorius trial. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Paddy Power’s controversial Oscar Pistorius advert has become the most complained about UK advert of all time with more than 5,200 complaints s(...)

Andrew Furlong with his wife Angela and their daughter Andrea speaking to reporters outside Tokyo district court last year. The father of murdered teenager Nicola Furlong said he was outraged by comments made by Paddy Power himself that the company was justified in running a bet on the outcome of the Oscar Pistorius trial  because of the worldwide interest in the case.

Some 50 complaints have been received about the Paddy Power advertisement in relation to the outcome of the Oscar Pistorius trial. The A(...)