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(...)

Paddy Power has reported record pre-tax profits of €141 million for 2013, on the back of increased revenue growth in every division. Photo: Bloomberg

Bookmaker Paddy Power has reported record pre-tax profits of €141 million for 2013, on the back of increased revenue growth in every division. (...)

Patrick Kenndy, CEO, Paddy Power and Cormac Mc Carthy, chief financial officer, announcing their preliminary results yesterday at Power Tower, Clonskeagh .  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Strong growth in bookmaker Paddy Power’s Australian business compensated for a tougher time nearer home and played a key role in incr(...)

 Independent TD Michael Lowry is to be served with the book of evidence in his trial for knowingly filing incorrect tax returns next month. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The book of evidence is expected to be served next month on Independent TD Michael Lowry in relation to allegations that he filed incorrect tax return(...)

Joe Rey, a grower at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver, Colorado, waters marijuana plants at the company facility last night. Proprietors of the first marijuana retailers licensed to sell pot for recreational use in Colorado were busy rolling joints and stocking shelves with their leafy merchandise  ahead of the New Year’s Day grand opening that marks a new chapter in America’s drug culture. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

The world’s first state-licensed marijuana retailers legally permitted to sell pot for recreational use to the general public opened for business in (...)

 Patrick Kennedy, Chief Executive of Paddy Power, said that the bottom 10 per cent of the market is responsible for one third of what is spent on media ads

Watch any British commercial TV channel after the watershed these days and you will there is an inordinate number of ads for betting businesses and, m(...)

The Dublin-listed bookmaker yesterday warned that a string of punter-friendly racing and football results would leave operating profit for the year around €11 million lower than it forecast

Paddy Power is facing increased competition in its UK online business as smaller rivals attempt to carve out a larger slice of the market ahead of tax(...)

Paddy Powers’s  chief financial officer Cormac McCarthy and chief executive Patrick Kennedy present the firm’s interim results yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Analysts trimmed their forecasts for Paddy Power yesterday after the listed bookie warned poor foreign exchange rates could knock €4 million off full-(...)

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