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 TV3’s Pat Kiely (right) is pictured with Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary at the filming of an ad for the airline in its Ballymount studios in 2014. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Pat Kiely, TV3’s long-serving commercial director, has been appointed managing director of the broadcaster by its new owners Virgin Media Ireland. Mr(...)

Identify those pictured:  One led a successful stock market IPO; another has been appointed to a high-profile role with an Irish bank; another stepped down recently as a director with an Irish listed company; while the other now leads one of Ireland’s biggest media and communications groups.

So, you think you know your business? Here are 30 questions that will test your knowledge. Good luck with the answers and Happy Christmas to you all.(...)

A farmer with a bucket of slop - an image from UTV Ireland’s on-screen brand “refresh”, unveiled in September.

Another year in the triumphs and travails of the media and there is one puzzle with the power to fox daily. Not why is every YouTube celebrity some(...)

Virgin Media Ireland chief executive Tony Hanway: “You’re hired to hit the ground running. That’s the thrill of the job.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

They’re starting to build houses again, which is good news for Virgin Media Ireland and its newly installed boss Tony Hanway, because “it is, excuse (...)

Red Rock’ actors Pandora McCormick (who plays Claire Hennessy), Adam Weafer (David Hennessy) and Cathy Belton (Patricia Hennessy). Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Launching a new soap opera is not something broadcasters do often or lightly, but 2015 delivered Red Rock, the show described by departing TV3 chief e(...)

Announcing Eir’s purchase of Setanta: Jon Florsheim, Eir Consumer, Michael O’Rourke, Setanta chief executive, and Richard Moat, chief executive, Eir. Photograph: Maxwells

Eir is believed to have agreed to pay more than €20 million to acquire Setanta Sports, a deal the telecom group’s chief executive Richard Moat describ(...)

The genesis for Setanta began in 1990 when Mickey O’Rourke and Leonard Ryan organised a showing of the Ireland-England match at the Italia ’90 World Cup in a London pub

After 23 years operating as the plucky underdog in the pay TV arena, Setanta Sports is about to accept the warm corporate embrace of Eir, Ireland’s bi(...)

Tony Hanway, chief executive of Virgin Media Ireland (left) and David McRedmond, outgoing chief executive of TV3 Group

TV3 chief executive David McRedmond is to leave the broadcaster by the end of the year after nine years in the role. He confirmed the move as Virgin M(...)

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(...)

TV3’s ‘Red Rock’ actors Pandora McCormick, Jack Nolan, Adam Weafer and Cathy Belton. TV3’s chief executive David McRedmond said: “We was busy finalising our deal with Virgin Media.”

Virgin Media Ireland’s acquisition of TV3 Group is expected to be approved by regulators as early as next week. The broadcaster, which also owns 3e, (...)

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