There was an interim, pre-smartphone stage when people began organising their social lives via Facebook, using a quaint interface known as a web brows er

Farewell, then, to O2. Over the coming months it is becoming Three. “As an O2 customer, the only changes you will see is the Three logo replacing the (...)

Mark Roden, Ding founder. Photograph:  Richie Stokes

A chance meeting at a wedding in 1991 led Mark Roden into business with Denis O’Brien. The two would go on to set up Esat Digifone, selling it a de(...)

Michael Lowry: has said he had an understanding with Denis O’Connor that the fees for the tribunal work would be paid “through the rubric of me being paid my costs for appearing before the [Moriarty] tribunal”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The idea of a fall-out over money between Independent TD for Tipperary Michael Lowry and Denis O’Connor of BBT Accountants is intriguing news f(...)

Who runs Ireland?

THE POLITICIANS ENDA KENNY Taoiseach Kenny holds the most powerful political position in the land. He is chief of the Cabinet, has the f(...)

Declan Ganley’s ability to pay the costs of the action meant the two companies did not need to put up money in advance, Mr Justice Seán Ryan ruled.

Businessman Denis O’Brien has been refused High Court orders directing two companies associated with businessman Declan Ganley to provide security for(...)

Denis O’Brien wants to be joined as a defendant in a multimillion-euro legal action being taken against the State over the issuing of phone licence in 1995/1996. Photograph: David Sleator

Businessman Denis O’Brien is entitled to an opportunity to rebut allegations that he was involved in a conspiracy of corruption in the awarding of the(...)

Independent TD for North Tipperary Michael Lowry has been charged with filing a false tax return and is facing up to five years in prison if found guilty by a jury.

Independent TD for North Tipperary Michael Lowry has been charged with filing a false tax return and is facing up to five years in prison if found gui(...)

In closing arguments on behalf of businessman Denis O’Brien in the High Court, Darren Lehane said people would have had to be “living under a rock” not to realise that Mr O’Brien contested vigorously that he was in any way involved with corruption in the matter. Photograph: David Sleator

Allegations of corruption in the process resulting in the State’s second mobile phone licence being awarded to Esat Digifone are of such public import(...)

Michael Lowry has been told he will be awarded only a third of his costs by the tribunal

The Moriarty tribunal will not be asking any witness that appeared before it to contribute towards the tribunal’s own costs, its chairman, Mr Justice (...)

Moriarty tribunal: frequently stormy inquiry. Photograph: David Sleator

The 1995 mobile phone licence competition, won by Denis O’Brien’s Esat Digifone, was the most valuable commercial competition run by the State to date(...)