Vodafone Ireland’s Anne O’Leary and Ciaran Barrett: Vodafone Ireland is offering access to more than 100 TV and radio channels, along with restart TV, wireless multiroom technology and Netflix. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

It may be hard to believe now but less than 20 years ago general election candidates were running on the issue of whether their communities could rece(...)

The announcement that Xtra-vision was finally closing will come as no surprise to anyone who has been observing trends in video and entertainment consumption. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It is no consolation to the hundreds of people who lost their jobs this week, but the announcement that Xtra-vision was finally closing will come as n(...)

David Bowie was the first major artist to securitise royalty streams, selling $55 million worth of “Bowie Bonds” in 1997. Photograph: Fiona Hanson/PA Wire

David Bowie had a gift for grasping the zeitgeist. In business the term is “staying relevant”. Behind the fey, otherworldly personas, Bowie was a sh(...)

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 (...)

Head of Virgin Media in Ireland Magnus Tsernsjo said the change would not be a simple rebrand, promising a “transformation” of the Irish company

UPC Ireland is getting a new image, as it changes over to the Virgin Media brand. Virgin Group founder Richard Branson was on hand to help launch th(...)

Virgin was the UK’s first so-called “quadruple play” provider, offering TV, internet, landline and mobile bundles

It’s too early to say with any authority how the rebrand to Virgin Media will affect UPC customers and the company is not saying anything further on t(...)

Chris Evans: the new face of BBC Top Gear

With a new motoring show due to be launched on Amazon hosted by the former Top Gear presenters, it will be a case of Jeremy Clarkson v Chris Evans. Bu(...)

Passengers crowd the international terminal at Bali’s Ngurah Rai airport in Denpasar waiting for information of flight delays due to volcanic ash near Indonesia’s resort island. Photograph: Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP/Getty Images

A volcanic eruption on Indonesia’s main island of Java has sparked chaos for holidaymakers as international airlines cancel flights to the resort isla(...)

The five best cities for street food Hanoi food authorities recently had to test street food samples following rumours that vendors added marij(...)

Nicola Kearns: ‘There is so much help available. There is no need to go it alone totally.’

Nicola Kearns is evangelical about the reviving, energersing and soothing properties of a good brew. She set up Niks Tea in 2012 to share her passion.(...)