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As it stands, Comcast has tabled a £14.75-a-share offer for Sky, while Fox has bid £14 a share. By mid-morning in London, Sky shares were trading at £15.81 in anticipation of further price increases by the two companies.

The £26 billion (€29 billion) battle for control of Sky, the European pay TV operator, between Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox and US cable group Co(...)

Sky Ireland has paid the communications regulator a €117,000 penalty imposed over its failure to give paper or email contracts to 79,000 customers and “cooling off” rights to more than half of those. Photograph: Daniel Leal/AFP

Sky Ireland has paid the communications regulator a €117,000 penalty imposed over its failure to give paper or email contracts to 79,000 customers and(...)

Former DUP Minister Jonathan Bell gives his evidence at the RHI Inquiry at Stormont on Thursday. Photograph: Pacemaker

Former DUP Minister Jonathan Bell told the cash-for-ash inquiry on Thursday that there had been a concerted attempt to “smear” him because he had gone(...)

A general view of the collapsed Morandi Bridge in  Genoa, Italy. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

At least 35 people were killed when a bridge collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa, police said on Wednesday after firemen worked through the ni(...)

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and US President Donald Trump depart after speaking to the news media in the Rose Garden of the White House

US markets rallied yesterday after the European Union agreed to concessions that appear to have averted a deepening trade war. At an unscheduled press(...)

Traders  on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

A rally in European shares fizzled out on Thursday after some poor company results and a slide in commodity prices. DUBLIN Building materials giant (...)

The fight for Sky is part of a bigger battle being waged in the entertainment industry as the world’s media giants splash out tens of billions of dollars on deals to be able to compete with Netflix and Amazon.com

Comcast said it has dropped its pursuit of a group of media assets owned by Twenty-First Century Fox and will focus on its offer for European pay-TV g(...)

Disney must offer Sky shareholders at least £14 a share to buy the business if its wider deal to acquire the bulk of 21st Century Fox completes before competing takeover bids for Sky, the UK Takeover Panel has ruled. Photograph: PA

The UK’s takeover watchdog has intervened to arbitrate between minority shareholders in Sky and its possible future owner Disney, setting the price th(...)

Graeme Souness and Sinéad Kissane pictured at a recent event to announce the rebrand of TV3 to Virgin Media. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Irish viewers will no longer be able to access Uefa Champions League football free to air on a Wednesday night following Virgin Media’s decision to br(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on July 12th. Photograph: AP Photo/Richard Drew

Markets rose on Thursday as global trade tensions eased and the Sky bidding war heated up. DUBLIN Low-cost airline Ryanair was the surprise star per(...)

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