Richard Moat, who has taken over as CEO at Eircom in a full-time capacity. Fennell Photography Copyright 2012
Moat takes the tiller at Eircom

Eircom’s announcement yesterday that acting chief executive Richard Moat would take the reins in succession to Herb Hribar came as no surprise. Moat j(...)

Before joining Eircom as CFO in 2012, Richard Moat  spent 10 years as CEO of a number of telecoms businesses, most recently leading T-Mobile UK as its managing director. (Photograph: Fennell Photography)

Richard Moat, acting chief executive officer at Eircom, has been formally appointed to the role. Mr Moat has been the chief financial officer and exec(...)

The new network will be fast enough to download a high-definition movie in less than one minute.

The battle between network providers in the next-generation super-fast broadband stakes will step up a notch later today when Eircom announces the ro(...)

In coming years, Eircom will spend much of its time striking content deals with broadcasters, digital media publishers, music companies, newspapers and other such entities. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fitch’s assertion yesterday that the departure of Eircom’s chief executive, Herb Hribar, could damage its credit rating should focus minds in the comp(...)

The ratings agency Fitch has indicated it views the recent departure of Eircom chief executive Herb Hribar as a negative factor that could affect the (...)

 Herb Hribar: Left Eircom yesterday closing out a tumultuous couple of weeks for the telco

The abrupt nature of Herb Hribar’s departure from Eircom yesterday closed out a tumultuous couple of weeks for the telco. Eircom pulled its proposed (...)

Herb Hribar joined Eircom in September 2012, replacing Paul Donovan as chief executive, having previously served as managing director wholesale/networks at Eircom from 2002 to 2004. Other positions included president of Ameritech Wireless in the US, managing director of the cable operator Kabel Deutschland, and COO of Cablecom in Switzerland. (Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES)

Herb Hribar is to step down from his role as chief executive of Eircom and return to the United States. He will be replaced by Richard Moat, the group(...)

Eircom’s decision to pull back on this occasion must be particularly tough for the senior executives, as €35 million had been set aside in the past two financial years for them to share under the terms of a management incentive plan.

Last Friday, Eircom surprised by announcing that it had decided not to proceed with an initial public offer “at this time”, following a six-month-long(...)

Eircom ran into a wall with institutional investors as its highly paid advisers Goldman Sachs, Rothschild and JP Morgan quietly sounded them out regarding an IPO. Photograph: Eric Luke

Common sense appears to have prevailed at Eircom, with the scrapping yesterday of its flotation plans. When it first announced back in April th(...)

“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(...)