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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

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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