One to watch. Vodafone is on the acquisitions warpath. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA

With its massive acquisitions war chest and growing interest in content partnerships, the question “what will Vodafone do?” should be hovering above t(...)

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Niall Harbison is best known as the founder of Simply Zesty, the social media marketing agency he sold to UTV, making him a millionaire at 33 years o(...)

The European Commission warned Ireland last month that it could investigate more companies beyond Apple Inc as part of its probe into European tax practices

The European Commission is widening its investigation into how multinationals use countries such as Ireland and Luxembourg to cut their tax bill, a(...)

Subject to European Commission approval, the network will be rolled-out across Ireland in the coming months, with the first customers able to avail of 100 per cent broadband from the start of 2015

ESB and Vodafone have signed a joint venture agreement to invest € 450 million in building a 100 per cent fibre broadband network across Ireland. The (...)

PayPal launch: Louise Phelan, PayPal’s vice president of global operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa, shakes hands with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the recent official opening of the International Operations centre of eBay in Dundalk which includes PayPal and eBay. Photograph: Alan Betson

This month’s announcement that PayPal will be creating 400 additional jobs in its Dundalk base illustrates the strides that have been made in a region(...)

Mobile market: the European Commission approved the acquisition of Telefónica Ireland (O2 Ireland) by Hutchinson 3G (H3G). photograph: steve parsons/pa wire

The merger of the second- and fourth-largest mobile network operators in Ireland will now go ahead after the European Commission approved the acquisi(...)

Eircom has proven a graveyard for investors’ dreams across multiple changes of ownership. Photograph: Eric Luke

Every time the issue of Eircom’s suggested return to the stock market is mentioned, one fundamental question comes to mind – who on earth would want t(...)

“If Eircom were a football team, it would probably be Liverpool. Its heyday was 20 years ago and it’s been overtaken by a number of foreign-owned rivals with deep pockets.” Photograph: Eric Luke

On the face of it, the idea that Eircom might once again list on the stock market seems ridiculous. In recent months, it has appointed a clatter of(...)

I know that you have dealt with queries on the above subject many times and may wonder at another but mine is this. If a parent gifts €3,000 to an adu(...)

Eircom is expected to take a dual listing in Dublin and London, with the bulk of the proceeds of the flotation used to reduce its €2.3 billion debt pile. Photograph: Frank Miller

Eircom is finalising plans to raise €1 billion in a September stock market listing that will value the operator at more than €3 billion. The telco,(...)