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Minister for Communications Richard Bruton: launched the Audiovisual Media Services Directive in March. File photograph: Tom Honan

A more eventful 10 years for the media could hardly be imagined than the 10 years since the Broadcasting Act 2009 was signed into law. What was preocc(...)

Enda Kenny speaking at the official opening of Facebook offices in Dublin in 2014. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Enda Kenny assured Facebook’s second in command, Sheryl Sandberg, in 2012 that the government would comply with EU copyright rules in “a minimalist ma(...)

Eir’s  director of mobile networks, Fergal McCann,  and CEO, Carolan Lennon. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

Eir announced a €500 million overhaul of its fixed broadband platform this week, pledging to build fibre lines directly into an additional 1.4 million(...)

Eir’s broadband market share in Dublin  stands at just 20 per cent, compared with Virgin’s 60 per cent. Photograph: Maxwells

Perhaps the best illustration of how disastrous privatisation has been for Eir comes via its broadband market share in Dublin, which stands at just 20(...)

 Usain Bolt needs to keep both rivals happy. Photograph:  Peter Parks / AFP

Virgin Media, which is ultimately owned by US billionaire John Malone’s Liberty Global, is heavily plugging its broadband speeds with sci-fi style adv(...)

PTSB has increased its new lending from under €600 million in 2016 to more than €1 billion. Photograph: Alan Betson

Permanent TSB’s group commercial director Mark Coan is to leave the bank after two years in the role. Staff at PTSB have been informed that Mr Coan (...)

Uniphar chief executive  Ger Rabbette and chairman Maurice Pratt: Uniphar has spent more than €150 million on seven acquisitions since 2012 as it reshaped its business model, and expanded its footprint. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

On Thursday, Irish pharmacy-related company Uniphar announced the acquisition of family-owned Sisk Healthcare, its biggest such deal in five years. T(...)

The Internet Safety Advisory Committee, which was established by the Department of Justice in 2009, is responsible for advising the department on issues relating to online safety, particularly in regard to children. File photograph: iStockPhoto

The Garda has attended a government committee to combat online child abuse just four times in five years. The Internet Safety Advisory Committee, whi(...)

Tony Hanway, chief executive of Virgin Media Ireland, at his office in Dublin. The company is owned by John Malone’s Liberty Global group. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Vodafone, one of the world’s largest mobile operators, and John Malone’s Liberty Global are in talks about swapping parts of their telecoms and cable (...)

 Virgin Media Ireland chief executive Tony Hanway: “There’s no reason why TV3 should accept second place to RTÉ indefinitely. That would setting our ambitions very low.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The past month has marked two significant milestones for Virgin Media Ireland chief executive Tony Hanway. The Dubliner turned 50 in October, around t(...)

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