Fenian Street, Dublin.
A mural by street artist Shane Ha of footballers Jack Grealish and Declan Rice, who represented Ireland in the past but now play for England. Paddy Power will pay a €20k ‘backstabber bonus’ should either Grealish or Rice manage to score during the Euro 2020 tournament kicking off on Sunday.
Above from left: Paddy Power, Ruby Walsh and Tom Nugent
Abbey Street, Dublin 1.
Bookie Paddy Power, jockey Ruby Walsh and keen-eyed punter Tom Nugent launch of Paddy Power Media’s weekly podcast ‘From The Horse’s Mouth’, which debuts on all platforms from December 19.
Rachael Kane writes:
Every week, record-breaking jockey Ruby Walsh will join Paddy Power, the face of well-known bookmaking firm Paddy Power. Horse racing aficionado Tom Nugent will also muck in with some informative, highbrow and thought-provoking content… ah who are we kidding?
Prepare for banter-filled, controversy-fuelled debate and a distinct possibility of some stand-up rows.
‘From The Horse’s Mouth’ will feature some of the biggest names in the game each week, kicking off with BBC Racing legend Cornelius Lysaght for the debut show…
From The Horse’s Mouth
Pics: Karen Morgan
Spotted in Lissycasey, County Clare.
Earlier: Shannon Watch
Top pic via Beto
Across South Dublin city
Ciana Nolan, at Paddy Power, writes
Happy Friday afternoon! As you may have seen today, Paddy Power have created a bit of mischief around the Six Nations clash this weekend.
Ireland vs England, Six Nations 2019: What time is kick-off tomorrow, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction? (the Telegraph)
Earlier: Thicker Than Water
Pics: Karen Morgan
An investigation by the regulator revealed that two customers were allowed to gamble “significant sums” of stolen money on the company’s betting exchange, Betfair.
One of the customers was the former boss of Birmingham Dogs Home, Simon Price, who spent money with Betfair that he had stolen from the charity. He was jailed in December for five years for defrauding the charity of £900,000 over a four-year period.
Failings were also identified involving three online customers and in the betting firm’s shops, including weaknesses in its source of wealth and social responsibility checks
Paddy Power Betfair fined £2.2m for failing to stop bets with stolen money (Guardian)
Paddy Power Betfair fined £2.2m over gambling check failings (RTÉ)
A counter at The Gin Palace, Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1
Lord Wilmore writes;
Settle a bet. Are Paddy power allowed advertise in pubs like this?
Ryan Tubridy, of RTE Radio One, at Cheltenham this week
Aaron Rogan, of The Times Ireland edition, reports:
The Ryan Tubridy Show has defended its failure to tell listeners that yesterday’s broadcast, which featured an interview with Paddy Power, was sponsored by the bookmaker.
The RTÉ Radio 1 programme was broadcast live from Cheltenham at the expense of the gambling giant.
After the 9.30am news Tubridy interviewed Paddy Power but did not say that the company had paid for the production team to travel to and broadcast from the festival.
The company last week sponsored a competition on the programme for listeners to win a trip to the event.
Tubridy’s Paddy Power interview was not advertising, RTÉ insists (Aaron Rogan, The Times Ireland edition)