Fitch said retail fixed-line competition is “remarkably similar” to the UK with the incumbent Eir facing stiff competition from bundled services provided by rivals

Ireland’s telecoms market is “vibrant, crowded and competitive,” according to a new report that finds the sector generated about €3.7 billion in reven(...)

ESB headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Changes introduced since 2000 mean the ESB is no longer a State-owned monopoly that generates electricity and supplies it to all households and busine(...)

Fónua supplies mobile phones to leading Irish network operators, and to Dixons Carphone, Tesco, HMV and Harvey Norman. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

Fónua, the country’s biggest mobile phone distributor, with over 60 per cent market share, saw profits decline last year despite a rise in revenues. (...)

The total cost of the fibre rollout is estimated by some sources as being between €1 billion and €1.5 billion.

The UK listed private equity giant, 3i, and a division of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway are taking part in the E-Net consortium that is bidding f(...)

Irish broadband operator Imagine has teamed up with Australia’s largest investment bank Macquarie to bid for the Government’s €1.5 billion rural broadband contract. File photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Irish broadband operator Imagine has teamed up with Australia’s largest investment bank Macquarie to bid for the Government’s €1.5 billion rural broad(...)

Eir is targeting 300,000 of the homes originally pencilled in for the National Broadband Plan with a fibre rollout of its own. Photograph:   Maxwells

Eir has responded to a Government statement concerning uncertainty over 300,000 houses that could be removed from a €1.5 billion State-subsidised rura(...)

Nia Vardalos: “I describe myself as a fearless idiot. I don’t think about pressure at all”. Photograph:  Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images

In 2002, Nia Vardalos, a relatively unknown Greek-Canadian actor, wrote and starred in a $5 million comedy with little by way of fanfare. Within week(...)

Following the recent Verizon offer to sell old Eircom shares, Vodafone has opened its own “low-cost” dealing window. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

How can I reinvest my £200 Verizon money back into Vodafone. Will any stockbroker take so small a job? Mr PM, email If that’s what you choose to do(...)

Eir: company is in a dispute with its rival telcos over fault repair times on the broadband and fixed line network.

Telecoms watchdog ComReg has deferred its ruling in a dispute between Eir and several rival telcos over fault repair times on the broadband and fixed (...)

Mark McCloskey: much of his early career was with Denis O’Brien’s Esat Telecom at a time when it was a proving ground for a whole generation of future Irish business leaders.

It all started in hospital, appropriately enough. Recuperating in a four-bed ward after knee surgery, access to the television quickly became an irrit(...)