John Lewis department stores operate a well-worn formula for  this year’s Christmas ad, but there’s nothing cheap about it and certainly nothing gaudy. It is, in fact, just marvellous. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

Christmas is amazing. It’s a full-time marvel. Look at all those angels with bulbs up their gowns! That bristling carpet of fake snow! Cheerfu(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

At the National Digital Week launch were (from left) Norah Casey, publisher; Anne O’Leary, Vodafone Ireland; Louise Phelan, PayPal; and Dee Forbes, Discovery Networks Northern Europe

Ireland’s first-ever National Digital Week took place at the beginning of this month in the west Cork town of Skibbereen. The four-day event attracted(...)

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(...)

People walk past a shopfront on in London advertising Black Friday discounts last year. Originating in the US, Black Friday is becoming an increasingly popular shopping day in the UK. (Photograph:  Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

Tempers are getting increasingly frayed in the costly battle to deliver fast, reliable broadband to British households. Tensions have been simmering f(...)

Vodafone says revenue rose in the first half of the year as the group’s investment in 4G paid off. Photograph: Shailesh Andrade/Reuters

Revenue at telecoms firm Vodafone Ireland rose in the three months to the end of September. Mobile and fixed service revenue rose 2 per cent year on(...)

 Vodafone: return of value payments still an issue.  Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

I, like others, got my Vodafone [return of value] payment as income, although I have plenty of “prior losses” which any capital payment could have bee(...)

Some 2,000 Vodafone customers are “open to fraud” after hackers accessed their personal details, the company has revealed. The mobile phone giant said 1,827 accounts had been breached, potentially providing criminals with customers’ names, mobile numbers, bank sort codes and the last four digits of their bank accounts. (Photograph:  Chris Radburn/PA Wire)

Vodafone said criminals accessed customer account details, including phone numbers and some bank details, in the second hacking attack in just o(...)

The Dow Jones electronic ticker at Times Square in New York. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters.

Thousands of Irish shareholders in US telecoms group Verizon are being advised to consider selling their shares. More than 200,000 Irish people who ac(...)