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Ireland is regularly cited as the third-ranked country in the world in terms of gambling spend per head of adult population, after Australia and Singapore. Photograph: Getty Images

PROBLEM GAMBLING IN IRELAND HAS RISEN DURING COVID, WHILE THE GAMBLING INDUSTRY REMAINS UNREGULATED AND YOUNG AUDIENCES ARE BEING EXPOSED TO ITS HI(...)

‘The profits are growing exponentially but so too is the societal harm being done by some practices.’ Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The gambling industry, globally, needs urgent attention if the risk of acute social harm, already evident in most markets, is to be contained. To date(...)

The Labour Court has reviewed pay in the construction sector after a request from Ictu. Photograph: iStock

The Sunday Independent reports that the Labour Court is set to propose to Government a 5.6 per cent pay rise for construction workers, despite industr(...)

Drivetime: Cormac Ó hEadhra and Sarah McInerney. Photograph: Kieran Harnett/RTÉ

As the hosts of Drivetime (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays), Cormac Ó hEadhra and Sarah McInerney have gained a reputation as tireless seekers of transparency, (...)

More than 700 elite sports teams including Chelsea (pictured), use Kitman’s technology platform. Photograph: Getty

Irish sports tech company Kitman Labs has made its second acquisition, buying Presagia Sports for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition significantly e(...)

Brothers Mick and Ciaran Crean of MicksGarage.com were down on the warehouse floor packing orders during the lockdown. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Meet the miller who worked all night, the car-parts sellers who started flogging frisbees, the gin makers who switched to hand sanitiser,(...)

Cormac Barry, chief executive of CarTrawler: the company currently has about 100 airlines and 2,500 online travel brand partners on its books. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Having played a key role in making Paddy Power an online success, there were raised eyebrows when it emerged that Cormac Barry was leaving the group’s(...)

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(...)

Petrol stations are losing millions of euro a year due to customers driving off without paying.

Renewable energy entrepreneur Eddie O’Connor is seeking to raise €10 million of investment for his latest venture, Supernode, which aims to develop te(...)

Sky will show a minimum of one gambling ad per commercial break from the start of the next Premier League season. Photo: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Sky have responded to growing concerns about the number of gambling advertisements on television by announcing that they will show a maximum of one pe(...)

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