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Pay rises at bookies

THE BOARD of directors at bookmaker Paddy Power received a combined total of just over €6.82m in remuneration last year.

The figure is a €600,000 increase on 2009 according to the company's latest annual report.

The three executive directors -- chief executive Patrick Kennedy (above) , chief operating officer Breon Corcoran and finance director Jack Massey -- shared an annual performance-related bonus pot of just under €900,000.