Billionaire Li Ka-shing: keen to diversify out of Hong Kong.  Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg

Last week it was reported that Asia’s richest man, Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing, was looking to buy the Dublin-based Awas Aviation Capital. Li is a le(...)

AWAS, an aircraft lessor focused on buying used jets mainly from other leasing companies, is owned by the private equity firm Terra Firma and  could be worth about $5 billion (€ 3.73 billion), for around 100 aircraft. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Cheung Kong Holdings, the property firm led by Asia’s richest man Li Ka-shing, is seeking to buy into Dublin-based Awas Aviation Capital (AWAS), the c(...)

Eircom has proven a graveyard for investors’ dreams across multiple changes of ownership. Photograph: Eric Luke

Every time the issue of Eircom’s suggested return to the stock market is mentioned, one fundamental question comes to mind – who on earth would want t(...)

Carphone Warehouse  has finalised an agreement with Hutchison Whampoa to offer services using 3’s network. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Carphone Warehouse (CPW) will become the next mobile operator in Ireland. The retailer has finalised an agreement with Hutchison Whampoa to off(...)

“The feedback I get from people on the ground is that [open plan is] a much more collaborative environment to work in. I enjoy it. I think I’d be quite lonely in an office now.” Anne O’Leary at the Vodafone offices in Mountain View, Leopardstown. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Anne O’Leary is not one to back down from a challenge. The chief executive of Vodafone Ireland is also a regular on the triathlon scene, with her late(...)

Robert Finnegan:  has run Three Ireland for almost nine years. Photograph: David Sleator

I hope they have a Maserati-sized parking space down at O2’s Dublin headquarters on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay. Robert Finnegan, the sports car driving (...)

Three Ireland chief executive Robert Finnegan confirmed that the first MVNO, believed to be with cable operator UPC, would be signed “within weeks”, before the takeover is completed.

The mobile operator Three Ireland has rejected strong criticism by Comreg, the communications regulator, of the decision yesterday by the European Co(...)

Ruling likely to mark one of the final antitrust decisions by EU competition commissionerEuropean Union Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia. Photograph: Rueters

As the European Commission yesterday cleared the takeover of O2 Ireland by Hutchison Whampoa subject to a number of conditions, the way was paved fo(...)

A decision on the proposed takeover by Hutchison Whampoa-owned 3 Ireland of its rival O2 Ireland is expected to be revealed today.  The de(...)

Ireland’s tiny mobile market has only ever supported three network operator. Photograph: Lehtikuva Oy/ Kainulainen / Rex Features

It appears the European Commission is preparing to clear 3 Ireland owner Hutchison Whampoa’s €850 million takeover of O2 Ireland, possibly as early as(...)