Digicel chairman Denis O’Brien. He has lobbied regional regulators strongly over the takeover, which he says should only go ahead after a major sell-off of overlapping assets

The proposed $3 billion (€2.7 billion) deal by the telco Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) to take over Columbus International appears to be (...)

Digicel, the Caribbean mobile operator owned by Denis O’Brien, plans to raise $925 million in unsecured loan notes to fund a buyback of more expensive senior debt. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Digicel, the Caribbean mobile operator owned by Denis O’Brien, plans to raise $925 million in unsecured loan notes to fund a buyback of more expensive(...)

Digicel has accused UPM of bypassing its Haitian systems to terminate international calls on its network for free using a sophisticated technique

Digicel, the Caribbean mobile phone company owned by Denis O’Brien, has stepped up its war on internet telephony firms it accuses of profiting from a(...)

Denis O’Brien is leading a lobbying campaign in relation to the CWC deal on competition grounds. Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh

Denis O’Brien, the chairman of Digicel, has hinted he will ask regulators in the Caribbean to force rival Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) t(...)

Denis O’Brien: Digicel made him a billionaire.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Denis O’Brien is well known in business and media circles for taking a rather muscular approach to his opponents and critics. He may need to beef up a(...)

Digicel chairman Denis O’Brien: will have received nearly all of the dividend of $10 million paid by  the company in the first quarter.  Photograph: Swoan Parker/Reuters

Revenues at Denis O’Brien’s telecoms group Digicel, which has operations in the Caribbean, Central America and the south Pacific, were flat in the (...)

Mick Wallace: “The very nature by which this gentleman ended up in possession of Siteserv is very questionable.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Alan Dukes, the former State-appointed chairman of Anglo Irish Bank, has called for Independent TD Mick Wallace to withdraw his comments in the Dáil (...)

Denis O’Brien: This cable would . . . bring this last geographic frontier into the global information age. photograph: david sleator

Now that he owns, well, just about everything in business, Denis O’Brien is turning his mind to a growing number of ‘big picture’ issues. You could ge(...)

 PJ Mara: Voip providers, he snarled, were “parasites”. They were not genuine operators like Twitter or Facebook, who “have invested significant funds”.    Photograph: Frank Miller

If Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, who plays Nidge in Love/Hate, is looking for insight for his new RTÉ drama role as former Fianna Fáil spin doctor PJ Mara, he s(...)

Subscribers realise they can avoid call charges by using internet telephony services on their mobiles at cheaper data rates, which is starting to hollow out the call revenues of mobile providers such as Denis O’Brien’s Digicel

Digicel is embroiled in a cross-Caribbean scrap with a phalanx of angry VoIP (internet telephony) providers, upon which Denis O’Brien’s company wants (...)