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. (...)

Regional flight bookings may come with lower cabin baggage allowances than those offered on domestic flights

The issue of excess baggage and checked-in versus cabin baggage is always guaranteed to annoy people, but we came across a story recently that is b(...)

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(...)

Evan Greer: “The people in this room have an unparalleled ability to shape the future of the web.”

As I arranged to meet net neutrality activist Evan Greer for lunch at this week’s Broadband World Forum in London, I knew she wouldn’t be hard to find(...)

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(...)

Magnus Ternsjö joined UPC Ireland as chief executive in June 2013 and became a member of the Virgin Media executive committee last December.

Virgin Media’s chief executive of operations in Ireland, Magnus Ternsjö, is moving to become the head of UPC Hungary, a sister company within the Libe(...)