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Attempt to scupper bingo bill was led by PR firm

The ‘sharp-suited’ lobbyists were criticised in the Dáil for using ‘fake news’ in their attempt to stop the new gambling laws

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

@aarrogan
8th December, 2019

PR guru Paul Allen led a campaign of “sharp-suited lobbyists” who were criticised in the Dáil last week, the Business Post can reveal.

Junior justice minister David Stanton and a number of Fianna Fáil TDs questioned the tactics used by a campaign to block new rules around how bingo prize money is calculated.

Last-minute lobbying directed by commercial operators led to a protest outside the Dáil where bingo players...

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