John Corcoran

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Flutter Entertainment chief executive Peter Jackson calculates that gamblers around the world wager about $450 billion a year, but “only 11 per cent of that is online”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Flutter Entertainment’s reach for the Stars could turn the Irish group into the world’s biggest betting business. The plan to merge with Toronto-liste(...)

VideoElephant adds more than 2,000 new clips each day to its fast-growing video library

VideoElephant, an Irish company whose backers include Smurfit Kappa chief executive Tony Smurfit. has raised € 5.5 million in a funding round led by D(...)

Dubliner Thomas Flynn outside Cashel District Court in 2013. He and six others terrorised a family in Co Tipperary during a violent burglary that year.  Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

If there’s a poster boy for thugs preying on people in their own homes in rural Ireland, it has to be Dubliner Thomas Flynn. From Moatview Avenue in(...)

Members of the Paddy Power board in 2012: David Power, William Reeve, Stewart Kenny and David Johnston. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

Bookmaker and Paddy Power co-founder David Power is retiring from the business following next month’s Cheltenham jumps’ racing festival. Mr Power (71(...)

In fear of assassination: Sean O’Callaghan in London in 2013. Photograph: Andrew Testa/New York Times

Sean O’Callaghan Born: October 10th, 1954 Died: August 23rd, 2017 Sean O’Callaghan lived in fear that his former IRA colleagues or dissident republic(...)

 Syrian refugees and members of the Pakistani community in Ballaghaderreen take part in a 10-a-side soccer match at the local community playground on Saturday. Above is Sajjad Hussain, the Pakastani barber in Ballaghaderreen who organised the game, on the attack. Photograph: Brian Farrell

As another 40 Syrians arrived at the former Abbeyfield hotel in Ballaghaderreen around lunchtime last Friday, local Pakistani-born barber Sajjad Hussa(...)

Following the murder by the IRA of Christopher Ewart-Biggs in Sandyford on July 21st, 1976, a helmet was found near the scene of the explosion which k(...)

Ballaghaderreen’s Market Square: For more than three decades the town has had a significant Muslim population. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The old hometown’s just the same. If under something of a strain. Ballaghaderreen is a welcoming place. A sign at one entrance is a reminder. It rec(...)

Ciarán Kilkenny: the Dublin star has long been a key figure for his club, Dublin county senior football finalists, Castleknock. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

In these pages earlier this month, Malachy Clerkin detailed the Big Bang in Castleknock – recording the story of a GAA club, and how it transformed it(...)

Arrested by members of the Criminal Assets Bureau at Dublin Airport after flying in from the Isle of Man with a bag containing £300,000 in cash and bank drafts. Photograph: The Irish Times

I’ll never forget the time I saw George Redmond positively glowing. It was on a cold, wet day in the month of January during the grim 1980s, and he wa(...)

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