The Westin is the third hotel in Dublin to be acquired by John Malone and his Irish partners Lalco, operated by John Lally and Paul Higgins. The others are the Trinity City Hotel, Pearse Street and Hilton Hotel, Charlemont Place. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

John Malone, the billionaire behind UPC-owner Liberty Global, has bought the five-star Westin Hotel in Dublin for €65 million. The acquisition is exp(...)

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange yesterday. Stocks fell sharply, with the S&P 500 posting its biggest one-day percentage drop since April 10th  on news that a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet crashed near the Ukraine-Russia border. Photograph: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

European shares slumped yesterday, sharply extending losses at the end of the trading day on news that a Malaysian passenger plane had been shot down(...)

While Nama and  sports retailer Elverys agree a debt deal, John Malone of Liberty Global spots an opportunity for “synergies”.
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Nama agrees to accept 45% of money owed by Elverys Nama has agreed to accept less than half of the €23 million debt it is owed by sports retailer Elve(...)

BSkyB, which provides pay-TV, broadband and telephony services, added 74,000 net new TV customers in its third quarter, more than double the growth it recorded last year. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Pay TV operator BSkyB added 74,000 net new TV customers in its third quarter, more than double the growth it recorded last year, as it shrugged off th(...)

Liberty Global  is putting the final touches on an acquisition of Dutch broadband provider Ziggo  as the cable company expands its European operations. Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Liberty Global, the company controlled by billionaire John Malone, has agreed to fully take over Dutch broadband provider Ziggo NV for €4.9 billion t(...)

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Magnus Ternsjö, chief executive of UPC Ireland, and Mark Coan, vice-president of UPC sales and marketing, pictured at the launch of its Horizon set- top box in August. UPC says there have been 30,000 subscriptions to Horizon TV in the year to the end of September. photograph: cyril byrne

UPC Ireland has been toasting 30,000 subscriptions to its new Horizon TV service and a 7 per cent rise in overall subscriptions in the year to the en(...)

The hotseat at the  Vodafone Leopardstown base appears to be more of a springboard to better things.

There is sure to be plenty of people in Ireland sending congratulatory text messages to Jeroen Hoencamp this weekend, after he was named as the new ch(...)

Michigan-based pharmaceuticals group Perrigo has said its acquisition of Irish biotech company Elan will lead to redomiciling in Ireland. Photograph: Adam Bird/Bloomberg

A growing number of US companies are set to save hundreds of millions of dollars in tax by relocating to Europe after completing takeovers on the c(...)

Maria Miller: says the Internet Watch Foundation has been asked to search for illegal and abusive images and block them. Photograph: Rosie Hallam/Getty Images

Internet companies such as Google are to do more to remove illegal child pornography from the web after an agreement with British culture secretary Ma(...)