Irish broadband operator Imagine has teamed up with Australia’s largest investment bank Macquarie to bid for the Government’s €1.5 billion rural broadband contract. File photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Irish broadband operator Imagine has teamed up with Australia’s largest investment bank Macquarie to bid for the Government’s €1.5 billion rural broad(...)

Three’s investment will include the integration of its systems with the business that previously operated as O2 Ireland, which Three bought in 2014. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg.

Three is to invest €65 million in an overhaul of its technology platform, including its billing system and other functions, and in the integration of (...)

Eir, the State’s largest broadband provider, and Siro, the ESB-Vodafone joint venture, are seen as the front runners in the bidding process. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

More than 10 potential bidders have registered an interest in the Government’s rural broadband project through the State’s eTenders website. The Gov(...)

Tony Hanway, chief executive of Virgin Media Ireland, was appointed in November. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

Subscriber numbers at Virgin Media’s Irish operation remained flat in the final quarter of 2015 as a rise in broadband and telephone customers was of(...)

13/07/2015 - NEWS - Alex White TD Minister for Communications, at official launch of Eircode, Ireland's new postcode system, at the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish TimesPhotograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Department of Communications has controversially rejected a proposal by telecoms firm Eir to supply fibre broadband to 300,000 homes originally e(...)

Eir is awaiting to hear whether the Department of Communications has accepted its proposal to connect  300,000 homes to its new fibre broadband network. Photograph:  Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Telecoms firm Eir will find out next week whether the Department of Communications has accepted its proposal to supply fibre broadband to 300,000 hom(...)

Virgin Media Ireland chief executive Tony Hanway: “You’re hired to hit the ground running. That’s the thrill of the job.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

They’re starting to build houses again, which is good news for Virgin Media Ireland and its newly installed boss Tony Hanway, because “it is, excuse (...)

A still from Eir’s new ad campaign

Eir threw something of a curveball at Minister for Communications Alex White recently. His big plan to connect rural Ireland to high-speed broadband w(...)

Ben Hurley: “It [a seed fund] brings the possibility of momentum and seamless continuity  . . . a runway to seed investment”

When NDRC became the official name of the National Digital Research Centre, it renewed its focus on helping Irish early-stage tech start-ups. Now it’s(...)

Tony Hanway, is a former chairman of the Irish Telecom and Internet Federation and was also chief executive of O2 Ireland

Virgin Media has appointed former O2 Ireland chief executive Tony Hanway to lead its Irish operations . He replaces Magnus Ternsjo, who is movi(...)