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What is the point of merger control? In 11 years, and over 600 deals, Irish regulators have intervened to block four. Some are now asking if this is t(...)

The Irish Competition Authority merger notifications review found a “notable increase” in merger and acquisition (M&A) activity last year, as well as a significant uplift in transactions undertaken by private equity players.

The Irish Competition Authority has blocked just three merger transactions over the last decade, according to research by law firm A&L Goodbody.Mo(...)

UPC Ireland is close to finalising an agreement to launch a new mobile phone service using the network of Three Ireland.

UPC Ireland is close to finalising an agreement to launch a new mobile phone service using the network of Three Ireland.Neither UPC nor Three would co(...)

 Three said it believes the merger of O2 Ireland’s business with Three Ireland will be “good for both competition and consumers in Ireland” adding it was confident the merger will be approved by the commission. Photograph: Ian West/PA

The European Commission is to open an in-depth investigation into the proposed €850 million takeover of O2 by rival mobile network Three Ireland.In Ju(...)

Magnus Ternsjö: “I’m a firm believer that UPC is assisting Ireland Inc in its goals of making Ireland more digital. We are helping the country in becoming more competitive in the future.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

When a new chief executive takes over at a company, you expect a bit of a shake up as they make their mark. But UPC Ireland’s new boss Magnus Ternsjö (...)

Canning Fok, group managing director of Hutchison Whampoa Limited, at the company’s HQ on Clarendon Row, Dublin. PHOTOGRAPH: BRENDA FITZSIMONS

In the movies, Superman’s accomplice was Lois Lane, but in real life it is Canning Fok, a 52-year old from Hong Kong. Li Ka-Shing, the richest man in (...)

Madness:  ska  version of ‘Auld Lang’s Syne’?

Dublin’s New Year’s Eve festival has become the Three New Year’s Eve festival, with the organisers, Davis Events, signing up a title sponsor for th(...)

European commissioner for digital affairs Neelie Kroes said  yesterday that the reforms were “essential for Europe’s strategic interests and for Europe’s economic progress”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The European Commission has confirmed plans to abolish Europe-wide roaming charges as part of a shake-up of regulation in the telecoms sector. The cha(...)

O2 is targetting small and medium sized businesses who want access to cloud servcies.

Telecoms company O2 Ireland has invested €3 million in a new cloud software platform for businesses. The O2 Digital Solutions platform will inc(...)

Three’s Robert Finnegan said the company had reached a major milestone in Ireland. Photograph: Jason Clarke/Three/Reuters

CIARA O’BRIENMobile network Three Ireland said it earnings before interest, tax and depreciation broke even in the first half of the year, the first t(...)

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