Tag Archives: Sinn Féin

Paddy Power: Sinn Féin surge sees coalition uncertainty

The Irish gambling landscape is set to face some major changes in the coming months, but what has been a surprise to many is the mass seat gains of Sinn Féin. Speaking to Joe Lee, Head of Political Betting at Paddy Power, he explained that punters are backing a second general election before the end of the year, while a …

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Irish political parties push for gambling reform

Ahead of Ireland’s General Election on 8 February, some of the country’s major political parties have pledged to make a number of reforms to the country’s gambling sector. Publishing its manifesto, governing party Fine Gael has committed to introducing an independent gambling regulator in order to address the issue of problem gambling. Its manifesto said: “We will introduce an independent …

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Irish government passes amendment to Gaming and Lotteries Bill

The Irish Government has passed a Sinn Féin amendment to the country’s Gaming and Lotteries Bill which will see the cap on prize money handed out by bingo operators increased from 50% to 75%.  The decision comes after previous policy proposals came under scrutiny from industry stakeholders over fears that it would force bingo halls to close around the country.  …

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Paschal Donohoe backs 2% betting levy despite Irish job concerns

Irish Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has backed the country’s betting tax regime following a number of claims from Irish TD’s that the increased levy has put over 1,800 jobs at risk.   Speaking at the Dáil yesterday,  Sinn Féin’s finance spokesman Pearse Doherty emphasised to the committee that first quarter results for the industry have demonstrated that smaller, independent …

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