Former billionaire Seán Quinn has returned to business by launching a new online sports betting venture called QuinnBet.
The new venture has just gone live and is targeting sports betting in Ireland and Britain. It also plans to launch an online casino later this year.
Seán Quinn Sr heads the business but a number of other family members are understood to be involved, including his son Seán Quinn Jr.
The business secured a gambling licence earlier this week. Like Quinn’s previous ventures in cement, manufacturing and insurance the new business appears to be aiming to win business by offering lower prices than rivals.
Darren and Christopher Doyle hold the eviction notice they received from Phoenix Park authorities last weekend
Claire Scott, on Dublin Live, reports:
“Homeless men have spoken out after their tents and belongings were taken by Phoenix Park authorities.
….The two men, Darren Doyle, 35, and Christopher Doyle, 28, were among an estimated 10-15 people who were issued eviction notices and were told to leave and remove their tents ‘as soon as possible’.”
….On Tuesday, they returned to the park to find their belongings and tents were removed despite the fact that they had left a note on cardboard in the door of the family sized tent explaining that they would be back to collect their items.”
A 5km memorial run to honour the four Rescue 116 crew members who died in March – Captain Dara Fitzpatrick, Captain Mark Duffy, Winch Operator Paul Ormsby and Winchman Ciarán Smith – will be held.
Proceeds from the run will go to the children’s charity Touching Hearts and South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association.
The organisers write:
The Dara Fitzpatrick Memorial Run has released details of their run finisher’s medal. The medal depicts a Sikorsky S92 Helicopter flying over the sea on a rescue mission. In the background are the numbers “116”, together with four flying doves honouring the lost Rescue 116 crew members.
…Speaking about the medal one of the event’s organisers Captain Barry O’Connor said, “The doves are a touching tribute to our four colleagues who tragically lost their lives in the service of others on March 14th this year”
[Dara’s sister] Niamh Fitzpatrick said: “This medal is a beautiful memento of what will be an emotional run in memory of Dara. To have a design that captures the helicopter and the four crew members is very special; this is a medal that Dara would be proud of.”