Setanta Sports

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Café en Seine on Dawson Street: one of the Mercantile Entertainment Group’s many well-known establishments in Dublin, along with the Mercantile Bar and Hotel, The George and Whelan’s on Wexford Street. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A claim that the former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank, David Drumm, was last year proposed for the job of finance director of one of Dublin’s la(...)

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(...)

Former Ireland captian Brian O’Driscoll at the launch of Eir Sport: the company also secured the rights to the under-20s championship and the woman’s World Cup. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

“We’re setting sport free” was the tagline Eir Sport – Setanta reborn – delivered before informing the Irish public they have locked up the 2019 Rugby(...)

Cafe en-Seine on Dawson Street in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Two of the country’s largest hospitality groups, which between them own landmark pubs such as Cafe en Seine and Whelan’s, are to join forces in a mult(...)

 Minister for Communications Alex White: proposed acquisition  now goes to Minister for approval. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of Setanta Sports by Eir, Ireland’s biggest telecoms group. (...)

Setanta Sports co-founder Mickey O’Rourke. Eir said on Monday it will acquired the Irish based sports broadcaster. (Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times)

Ireland’s biggest telecoms group Eir (formerly Eircom) confirmed on Monday that it is to expand its TV offering with the acquisition of international(...)

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 (...)

Setanta has 15 other such cases pending against pubs that have been screening sports events for which it has the broadcast rights without a commercial contract. Photograph: Eric Luke

Broadcaster Setanta Sports is clamping down on pubs using its services without paying a commercial subscription after getting a judgment against one(...)

Wimbledon as Gaeilge: farewell pointe an bhua (match point)

It’s the end of the “feall dúbailte” (double fault), the cúlbhuille (backhand) and the pointe an bhua (match point). TG4’s rights to show Wimbledon on(...)

Mickey O’Rourke:, said revenues at Setanta’s Irish business amount to about €30 million annually. Photograph: Eric Luke

Setanta Sports is planning to launch a high-definition channel and a player service that will allow for online playback of its channels as part of a (...)

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