Dividing people into winners and losers might seem like weirdly reductive behaviour, but Alastair Campbell was once the British Labour Party’s director of communication and strategy, where he thrived on reduction. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On the cover of Alastair Campbell’s new book, Winners and How They Succeed, there’s a big number “1” made from the names of the subjects and interv(...)

 Mickey O’Rourke, Setanta Sports. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

“That’s Asia and that’s Kazakhstan on that screen there,” says Mickey O’Rourke, co-founder and owner of Setanta Sports, pointing at various monitors a(...)

Sources say former tabloid editor Rebekah Brooks will continue to be based in the UK and will travel to Storyful’s headquarters in Dublin.

Rebekah Brooks, the former tabloid editor who was cleared of all charges in Britain’s phone hacking scandal, is returning to News Corp to run Storyful(...)

Rebekah Brooks leaving the Old Bailey with her husband Charlie Brooks in June last year after she had been cleared of all charges against her. Photograph: John Phillips/Getty Images

Rebekah Brooks is close to being rehired by Rupert Murdoch in a permanent position heading up his search for new online investments.Ms Brooks, who was(...)

Billionaire John C Malone, the biggest landowner in the US has now set his sites on creating an Irish property portfolio. Photographer: Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images

American billionaire John Malone says he buys land because, reprising the Mark Twain adage, they are not making it anymore. But it’s mostly because(...)

The print circulation of all the main titles retreated again, continuing a trend that dates back to 2007. Photograph: Alan Betson

Newspaper sales in Ireland fell further in the second half of 2014, with the daily and Sunday markets both declining more than 7 per cent year-on-yea(...)

Australia’s prime minister Tony Abbott:   poll ratings have languished since last May’s budget, which was widely criticised as unfair to the lower and middles classes. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott is a very fit man, and is regularly filmed on a pre-dawn cycle around Canberra or his constituency in Sydney.(...)

Rupert Murdoch: the Murdoch family has 39.4 per cent of the voting power at News Corp even though it owns only 14 per cent of the company

Rupert Murdoch has lost an important News Corp ally after Prince Alwaleed bin Talal sold most of his stake, a move that could embolden dissident share(...)

Overall the group posted first half adjusted operating profit up 16 per cent to £675 million

Strong demand for pay TV in Britain and a record jump in customer numbers in Germany helped Sky to post a 16 per cent rise in first-half adjusted ope(...)

The American justice department will not prosecute Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation or 21st Century Fox over voice-mail interceptions and payments to public officials. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

The American justice department will not prosecute Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation or 21st Century Fox over voice-mail interceptions and payments to(...)