Sky Sports had the rights to Liverpool’s Friday night clash against Norwich City, but many more fixtures are only on BT Sport or Premier Sports. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP

A lot has happened since 2016, when Virgin Media Ireland chief executive Tony Hanway defended Virgin’s move to drop the Eir Sport pack of channels by (...)

Manchester United has just bought Leicester City’s Harry Maguire for a reported fee of £80m - but how many Fantasy Premier League players will splash out on the defender? Photograph: Paul Ellis / AFP.

This Friday marks the first game of the English Premier League football season. For more than 6 million people worldwide this also means the start of (...)

The new pitch being laid at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin

Irish-owned SIS Pitches has installed a hybrid pitch at the Aviva Stadium ahead of the Ireland rugby squad World Cup warm-up match against Italy on Sa(...)

Pat Kiely, managing director of Virgin Media TV, believes RTÉ should look to achieve efficiencies rather than seeking additional income from the licence fee. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The head of Virgin Media Television has said the Government should conduct a full review of RTÉ’s financing and operating structures before agreeing t(...)

Ah, June. This has to be the best time of year in our part of the world, even when it is unseasonably cold. As it can be. Nothing compares to a clear,(...)

Outgoing UK prime minister Theresa May has a Brussels catch-up with European Commission president Jean-Clause Juncker. Photograph: Francisco Seco/Pool via Reuters.

Image of the week: Nebulous sequel For someone who repeatedly threatened/assured she would “deliver Brexit”, outgoing UK prime minister Theresa May h(...)

Real Madrid’s  Gareth Bale. The Spanish club  and Manchester United are the only clubs with an enterprise value above €3bn. Photograph: Getty Images

Real Madrid has overtaken Manchester United as the most valuable football club in Europe, according to an annual study of clubs’ “enterprise value” by(...)

Ajax’s Dutch defender Daley Blind celebrates after the unexpected victory.  Photograph: Getty

There’s nothing like a knockout win to lift shares in a football club. After Ajax’s triumph over Real Madrid in the Uefa Champions League on Tuesday (...)

Tony Hanway, chief executive of Virgin Media Ireland. Virgin Media Television rebranded its channels in autumn 2018. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Revenues at Virgin Media Ireland rose by 7 per cent in 2018 to €446 million. The company, which offers digital TV, broadband, phone and mobile service(...)

Chelsea’s English midfielder Ross Barkley, left, celebrates with Spanish striker Alvaro Morata and Brazilian midfielder Willian after scoring during the English Premier League football match between Burnley and Chelsea at Turf Moor in on October 28th. Sky has agreed a deal with BT to offer its sports channel to Sky subscribers in Ireland. Photograph: LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images

Pay television giants Sky and BT have agreed a deal to extend a major slice of their UK content partnership to Ireland. From next summer, Sky will b(...)

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