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Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan: ‘Politicians won’t have all the knowledge about the different types of gambling, that’s why we need expertise to regulate this industry.’ Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Fianna Fáil want to crack down on the self-regulated gambling industry in Ireland if they are to form part of the next government with the party looki(...)

New York were due to host Galway at Gaelic Park  in New York on Sunday night in the opening game of the All-Ireland SFC Championship. Photograph: Andy Marlin/Inpho

The sports fan is a lonely soul now. Isolation, cocooning, lockdown – all of these, he could deal with. Indeed, back in the day (February), they were (...)

 Real Esteli FC play Walter Ferreti FC play a behind closed doors first division match  at the national soccer stadium in Managua, Nicaragua. Photograph: Jorge Torres/EPA

It’s Thursday night and the darts is on. No, really. Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams is taking on Scott ‘Scottie Dog’ Mitchell in actual live sport that you can(...)

Irish National Hunt racing’s biggest festival of all at Punchestown is scheduled to start on April 28th. Photograph: Inpho

Irish racing’s top official wouldn’t speculate on when the sport might resume here but pointed to other major jurisdictions for evidence of how such a(...)

The majority of the retail bookmakers will close their doors until March 29th. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

The majority of betting shops appear set to close in Ireland within the next 48 hours and will remain closed until March 29th. The Irish Bookmakers A(...)

Action from the ERSG Arkle Novice Steeplechase during the  recent Dublin Racing Festival at  Leopardstown.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Leopardstown’s authorities appear to be playing down reports of a possible switch to a Friday start for next year’s Dublin Racing Festival. Earlier t(...)

Willie Mullins has been a notable exception among Ireland’s top trainers in not having a sponsorship deal with a bookmaker. Photograph: Inpho

 Willie Mullins has described the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board as being “a bit late coming to the party” on the back of the integrity body’(...)

It is estimated that Boylesports paid €12 million to €18 million for the William  Hill business in North.

Boylesports has paid an estimated €18 million for 33 William Hill betting shops in the north, making the company Ireland’s biggest retail bookie. The(...)

Trainer Nicky Henderson dealt with the scratching of star chaser Altior (above) through his Unibet blog. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

The body representing Ireland’s racehorse trainers insists there should be nothing in racing that might undermine public confidence in the sport. The(...)

Douvan and trainer Willie Mullins: ‘We just need to get him back out and see how he is – I’m happy to let him take his chance.’ Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Willie Mullins describes it as “nearly a victory” in itself as Douvan prepares to make his long-awaited comeback in the Clonmel Oil Chase. It is more(...)

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