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At a meeting with Eir’s chief executive and chairman, then minister for communications  Denis Naughten welcomed the acquisition of Eir by French telecommunications conglomerate NJJ. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Former minister for communications Denis Naughten intended to have a preferred bidder in place for the national broadband plan (NBP) by September, doc(...)

Departing Eir staff are being offered five weeks’ pay per year of services, capped at two years’ pay, according to sources.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Eir has unveiled plans to cut 750 jobs days after a majority stake in the company was acquired by two French firms controlled by telecoms billionaire (...)

Eir’s head of sport and TV Glen Killane, who was  recruited in 2016 from RTÉ, is one of seven senior executives to leave the telco in the coming weeks. Photograph: Alan Betson

Eir has confirmed the departure of five more senior executives, bringing to seven the number that have left in the wake of the company’s imminent take(...)

 Eir said on Thursday that companies controlled by French telecoms billionaire Xavier Niel are set to complete the takeover of the former Irish phone monopoly “within weeks”

Eir said on Thursday that companies controlled by French telecoms billionaire Xavier Niel are set to complete the takeover of the former Irish phone m(...)

 Regional broadband: Eir’s departure renders the Government’s procurement process uncompetitive, a scenario that might prompt a recalibrated tender process. Photograph: Paul Bradley

The single biggest question hanging over Eir’s sudden departure from the Government’s broadband process is who pulled the plug, effectively turning th(...)

Xavier Niel was the first in France to make an electronic box that combines internet, telephone and television services, through his company Free, in 1999. Photograph:  Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

You don’t amass a fortune valued at more than €8 billion by being a nice guy. Yet there is something disarming about Xavier Niel’s laid-back manner, t(...)

Iliad and fellow Xavier Niel-controlled telecoms firm NJJ are set to take a 64.5 per cent stake early next year. Photograph: Maxwells

As French billionaire Xavier Niel circled Eir in recent months, before agreeing to take a majority stake the phone company through two companies he co(...)

The arrival of Xavier  Niel’s companies  mark the seventh change in ownership for Eir in less than two decades

Some 45 senior staff in Eir are set to share €100 million in exchange for their shares as two companies controlled by French telecoms billionaire Xavi(...)