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When the reader wrote to Pricewatch he said he was at his ‘wits end’. Photograph: iStock

The largest volume of complaints we get on an ongoing basis by some measure are connected with communications companies. Every time we get a mail or a(...)

On-demand entertainment: Traditional TV providers have increasingly embraced streaming services

TV providers have to work harder for their money these days. In the past, they may have had a captive audience, but with so many streaming services an(...)

A television remote control unit for a Virgin Media set top box, owned by Liberty Global. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Liberty Global Plc has agreed to buy Sunrise Communications AG in a deal that values the Swiss phone carrier at about 5 billion Swiss francs (€4.6 bil(...)

Almost 2,000 websites containing child abuse material will be blocked in Ireland under a new agreement between the Gardaí and internet service providers.  Photograph: iStock

Almost 2,000 websites containing child abuse material will be blocked in Ireland under a new agreement between the Gardaí and internet service provide(...)

Virgin Media Ireland reiterated that it had engaged with the unions on pay review talks through the year. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Unions and management at Virgin Media Ireland have agreed to appoint an independent mediator in an attempt to resolve a dispute arising out of recent (...)

Workers at Virgin Media are to hold ballots for industrial action following a decision by the company to make up to 65 workers redundant. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Workers at Virgin Media are to hold ballots for industrial action following a decision by the company to make up to 65 workers redundant. Some 120 me(...)

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(...)

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