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Queen Elizabeth welcomes newly elected leader of the Conservative party Boris Johnson at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, where she invited him to become prime minister and form a new government. Photograph:  Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Boris Johnson carried out a brutal cull of Theresa May’s ministers as he formed a new UK government dedicated to his goal of delivering Brexit. Mr Jo(...)

Studies have linked betting terminals to a rise in problem gambling in the UK. Photograph: Getty

Britain’s finance minister Philip Hammond is expected to bring forward new rules for betting machines that could cost Irish gambling giant Paddy Power(...)

 A report commissioned by the Irish Bookmakers Association says the 2 per cent duty would place 400 low-turnover shops at risk, with a negative exchequer impact of €35 million. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

These are difficult times for bookmakers on both sides of the Irish Sea. In October, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe doubled the betting duty to (...)

Philip Hammond is set to increase the tax paid by offshore gambling companies in his budget later this month. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Philip Hammond is set to increase the tax paid by offshore gambling companies in his Budget later this month, in a move that will infuriate the indus(...)

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand said: ’It’s a brilliant time to be a fan of the Home Nations teams.’ Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Theresa May has backed moves to bring the World Cup to the UK and Ireland in 2030. The UK prime minister signalled she would offer government support(...)

The Bobby Moore statue outside Wembley Stadium. File photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

The Football Association board has approved in principle the sale of Wembley Stadium for £600 million (€673m) to Fulham and Jacksonville Jaguars owner(...)

The 2016 census found that 399,815 people in Ireland lived alone. Image: iStock.

A move by British prime minister Theresa May to appoint a dedicated minister for loneliness has been described by a Fianna Fáil Senator as an “absolut(...)

Paddy Power Betfair said it could run its UK retail business successfully and profitably with a £10 limit on fixed-odds betting terminals.

Paddy Power Betfair is breaking ranks with its industry in the UK by calling on the government there to impose tough limits on the amounts bet in gami(...)

Mariya Savinova  and Ekaterina Poistogova  of Russia celebrate with  coach Vladimir Kazarin after placing first and third respectively in the women’s 800m final at  London 2012. All three have been recommended for lifetime bans in the Wada report. Photograph: Kerim Okten/EPA.

1. Systematic doping in Russian sport: The World Anti-Doping Agency independent report has recommended that Russia be banned from international ath(...)