Liberty Global chief executive Mike Fries, speaking at a Virgin Media event in Dublin during a visit in 2018. The company is believed to be in discussions with Telefonica about combining O2 and Virgin Media in the UK. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

Spain’s Telefonica confirmed it was in talks with billionaire John Malone’s Liberty Global over a possible merger of their respective businesses in th(...)

Republic  soccer players Seamus Coleman and Robbie Brady. Three is the biggest sponsor of the FAI.    Photograph: Inpho

Mobile operator Three Ireland has shrugged off the impact of regulatory cuts to roaming rates and termination fees, posting a 2 per cent rise in reven(...)

Three’s market share rose from 34 to 35 per cent last year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Mobile operator Three Ireland says it is gearing up for a period of growth, after the company reported increases in its earnings and customer numbers (...)

Trade between China and Ireland is currently at record levels. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

In Dublin’s gossipy stockbroking community, it was a wonder that the talks were kept under wraps for so long. It emerged in early February that Goodb(...)

Mobile operator Three Ireland has reversed the effects of an outflow of contract customers that was caused by price increases last summer, and which contributed to an 8 per cent decline in revenues for 2017

Mobile operator Three Ireland has reversed the effects of an outflow of contract customers that was caused by price increases last summer, and which c(...)

Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing announces his retirement in Hong Kong

Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong’s richest man, has announced his retirement, formally passing the reins of his $100bn retail, infrastructure and property empir(...)

Three Ireland’s operating profits rose over the year by 170 per cent to €76 million. Photograph:  Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Mobile operator Three Ireland significantly narrowed its annual losses last year from €45 million to €2.5 million, according to its annual accounts. T(...)

Richard Moat CEO of Eir. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Richard Moat, the no-nonsense Brummie who is chief executive of telecoms group Eir, has made his Irish home in perhaps the State’s most prestigious vi(...)

Denis O Brien: in October, the billionaire pulled a planned initial public offering of Digicel shares. Photograph: David Sleator

Denis O’Brien’s bid to own one of Italy’s largest mobile phone companies is being hatched outside the Digicel Group, the emerging markets-focused com(...)

 Vittorio Colao, chief executive officer, Vodafone Group. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

If you happen to work in one of Vodafone’s overseas offices, Vittorio Colao is not someone you want to bump into too often. “When I don’t show up fo(...)

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