“The only way you achieve growth in broadcasting is by investing in content,” says TV3 chief executive David McRedmond. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

When Doughty Hanson bought TV3 in 2006, nobody ever expected that in 2015 it would still be its owner. This was a private equity play. The idea was t(...)

TV3 Group has been sold to UPC for €80 million. An extra €7 million will be payable if TV3 hits  targets in the future.

TV3 Group has been sold to UPC, the company owned by US cable giant Liberty Global for €80 million. An additional €7 million will be payable if TV3 hi(...)

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Bulmers owner C&C acquired Vermont Hard Cider Company for €235 million in 2012. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Drinks company C&C defended its foray into the North American cider market to shareholders at its annual general meeting in Dublin yesterday, wit(...)

Richard Burke: The case taken by him over RTÉ’s Mission to Prey will go down as a minor postscript to what was, more generally, a major embarrassment of a programme. Photograph: Collins/Courts

A former archbishop has settled his action against RTÉ and, significantly, no damages have been paid by the broadcaster. The case taken by Richard Bur(...)

Permanent TSB has said it will allow about 70,000 mortgage customers on standard variable rates of 4.5 per cent to move to new rates that will start from 3.7 per cent. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

AIB and Bank of Ireland have said they will keep their variable mortgage rates under review, following Permanent TSB’s move to cut its rates and a hin(...)

 Jimmy Connors said he was incensed by Arthur Ashe’s pointed choice of warm-up outfit on the day, his USA-emblazoned Davis Cup jacket. Ashe had  accused Connors of not being patriotic due to his disdain for the Davis Cup national team tournament, and in response Connors’ manager Bill Riordan had decided to sue Ashe for libel. Photograph: Focus on Sport/Getty Images

Arthur Ashe was the “Virginia gentleman” whose father taught him never to lose his cool if he wanted to thrive among the white tennis elite – for b(...)

Tania Banotti, CEO of the Institute of Advertising Practitioners of Ireland (IAPI). Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Confidence in the Irish advertising industry is back, according to trade body IAPI. Four-fifths of its member agencies expect their turnover will incr(...)

Cannes Lions: The prestigious international festival in the French seaside town showcases the best advertising in the world

When the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity takes place in France next week, some 59 people from the Irish advertising industry will at(...)

Parallel parking: superyachts lined up in Port Hercule at the  “Business of Luxury” summit in Monaco. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
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In Numbers: Currency Waterloo 180,000 Number of special €2 coins minted by Belgium to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s defeat at Waterl(...)