Mickey O’Rourke, the majority shareholder and co-founder of Setanta Sports. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland’s biggest telecoms group Eir is in talks to acquire Setanta Sports, the Dublin-based pay television broadcaster. The Irish Times has learned (...)

Ball control: the TV3 deal covers the Six Nations tournaments from 2018 to 2021.  Photograph: Reuters/Toby Melville

There’s been no disguising RTÉ’s wounds following its loss of Six Nations rugby rights to TV3. To borrow an analogy from another sport – one it still(...)

13/11/2014.  - NEWS - HEALTH -Denis O'Brien, at the GETHealth, Global Education & Technology Health Summit, organised by John Hopkins Centre for Clinical Global Health Education,  in Dublin Castle on Thursday.Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish TimesPhotograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

As the media picked apart Denis O’Brien’s decision to yank the $2 billion flotation of Digicel, its biggest rival quietly kicked it while it was down.(...)

Apple CEO Tim Cook  in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Stephen Lam/Getty Images

“The future of TV is apps,” Apple chief executive Tim Cook said this week as he launched the technology giant’s new version of its Apple TV device, th(...)

Germany and Manchester United footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger paid his respects to Irish student Niccolai Schuster who was killed in the Berkeley balcony collapse. Photograph: Martin Lacey/Copyright The Irish Times

Manchester United footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger paid his respects to one of the Irish students killed in the Berkeley balcony collapse last night (...)

 German international and former Bayer Munich player Bastian Schweinsteiger (left) and  Nick Schuster, who was killed in the Berkeley balcony collapse.

A minute’s silence will be held before Manchester United’s game against San Jose Earthquakes in California on Tuesday night as a tribute to the six vi(...)

Chelsea’s John Terry celebrating with the Premier League trophy Photograph: PA

The Champions League may have been dominated by clubs from mainland Europe in recent seasons, but when it comes to money, English football has again c(...)

Crystal Palace protest against ticket prices during their FA Cup match with Liverpool. The Anfield club will follow suit on Sunday with a banner saying “£NOUGH IS £NOUGH”. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

The match will be hyped as a colossal contest with decisive implications for the league title and Champions League places and as such the atmosphere s(...)

Fifa Secretary General Jerome Valcke arrives for a meeting in Doha  with the Fifa taskforce, including officials from football’s global governing body, top leagues and players’ representatives, to discuss moving the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to winter due to scorching summer temperatures in the Gulf state. Photograph: Getty Images

There have been a few unexpected twists and turns in the whole saga of Qatar’s bid to stage the 2022 World Cup but, to be fair, the announcement th(...)

 Sky, 39 per cent owned by Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox and synonymous with top-level English soccer,  says it will  pay for the new contract by finding savings elsewhere and setting limited price rises for customers. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Britain’s dominant pay-TV firm Sky is counting the cost of its record bid to retain the rights for top-flight English soccer, with a falling share pri(...)