Gambling

Paddy Power to cut jobs as it shutters 21 Irish betting shops

Flutter, the parent company, said the majority of the 78 colleagues across the affected shops would be offered redeployment opportunities

The affected betting shops will be closed through a mix of lease expiries and early terminations. Picture: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Paddy Power is set to close 21 of its shops across Ireland resulting in a “small number” of job losses, the bookmakers’ parent company has announced.

Flutter UK and Ireland, the parent company, said that while the majority of the 78 colleagues across the affected shops would be offered redeployment opportunities, a small number of jobs will be lost.

The affected betting shops will be closed through a mix of lease expiries and early terminations, ...