Liberty Global has built a commanding position on the continent, snapping up Virgin Media in the UK, Ziggo in the Netherlands, TV3 in Ireland, and Unitymedia, Germany’s second largest cable operator.

John Malone, the “cable cowboy”, lassoed another blockbuster deal this month when his Liberty Global agreed a $5.4 billion (€5.1 billion) takeover of (...)

Mickey O’Rourke, the majority shareholder and co-founder of Setanta Sports. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland’s biggest telecoms group Eir is in talks to acquire Setanta Sports, the Dublin-based pay television broadcaster. The Irish Times has learned (...)

Ball control: the TV3 deal covers the Six Nations tournaments from 2018 to 2021.  Photograph: Reuters/Toby Melville

There’s been no disguising RTÉ’s wounds following its loss of Six Nations rugby rights to TV3. To borrow an analogy from another sport – one it still(...)

John Malone-backed Liberty Global has offered to buy Cable & Wireless Communications for £3.6 billion (€5.1bn) to extend its reach in the Caribbean.(Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

John Malone-backed Liberty Global has offered to buy Cable & Wireless Communications for £3.6 billion (€5.1bn) to extend its reach in the Caribbe(...)

Managing director of RTÉ Television Glen Killane:  He was responding to criticism from ‘Irish Times’ television reviewer Bernice Harrison about the lack of any returning drama series on RTÉ. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

“Paucity of funding” is to blame for a lack of Irish drama on RTÉ Television, its managing director, Glen Killane, told the Cork Film Festival. (...)

RTÉ drops the ball on rugby as a result of a smart tackle from TV3.  Photograph: Alan Betson

That Six Nations rugby is on the move from 2018 is a reflection of the deepening pockets at TV3, which is in the process of being bought by media gian(...)

Ireland captain Paul O’Connell lifts  the Six Nations trophy at Murrayfield in March. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Six Nations Council has awarded the broadcast rights for the Six Nations Championship to TV3, starting with the 2018 tournament for a period of(...)

Vodafone says revenue rose in the first half of the year as the group’s investment in 4G paid off. Photograph: Shailesh Andrade/Reuters

Revenue at telecoms firm Vodafone Ireland rose in the three months to the end of September. Mobile and fixed service revenue rose 2 per cent year on(...)

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson at the rlaunch of UPC Ireland as Virgin Media.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Virgin Media said its total number of subscribers in Ireland reached 1.1 million at the end of the third quarter, adding new broadband and phone subs(...)

Denis O’Brien:  Digicel’s $2 billion flotation was pulled earlier this month after he declined to slash its price to tempt investors. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Where to now for Digicel, hitherto Denis O’Brien’s cash cow? First, it pulled its $2 billion flotation earlier this month after O’Brien declined to sl(...)