Brian Roberts

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John Malone, chairman, Liberty Group was one of the first international investors to take a punt on Ireland after the economy collapsed in 2008. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

American billionaire John Malone relaxes into a boardroom chair in a meeting room of the five-star Intercontinental hotel that he owns in Ballsbridge,(...)

Sky’s shares were up 3 per cent to £15.38 on Thursday as investors bet the battle has further to run

Sky shares leaped to an 18-year high on Thursday as investors bet a transatlantic battle for the European pay-TV group had further to run, after Comca(...)

Although 21st Century Fox has agreed a deal with Disney, the deal could still be gatecrashed by Comcast.  Photograph: AP

Goldman Sachs stands to make about $105 million (€90 million) for advising 21st Century Fox in its $71 billion asset sale to Walt Disney and for helpi(...)

Sky bid: the Fox proposal values Sky at £18.5 billion but has been stymied by two lengthy regulatory reviews. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The UK government has indicated it will not refer Comcast’s £22 billion (€25 billion) offer for Sky to the country’s media regulator, removing a hurdl(...)

Comcast said it wanted Sky to be its platform for European growth. Photograph: PA Wire

Comcast, America’s largest cable company, submitted a £22 billion (€25.2 billion) bid for Sky on Wednesday, prompting the European pay TV group to dro(...)

Comcast said it was offering £12.50 (€14.22) per Sky share, significantly more than the £10.75 (€12.23) per share agreed by Fox. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Comcast, the biggest cable operator in the United States, offered to pay $31 billion (€25.3 billion) to buy Sky, the European pay-TV group that Rupert(...)

The ‘brains’ behind a ‘dark net’ drug-dealing operation has lost an appeal against his six-and-a-half year jail sentence in the Court of Appeal.

The “brains” behind a “dark net” drug-dealing operation has lost an appeal against his six-and-a-half year jail sentence in the Court of Appeal. Nei(...)

Mercedes Goncalves, a member of the Elizabeth St Leger lodge in Dublin
Sex and the secretive masons

Doneraile Court, Co Cork, 1712: Elizabeth St Leger was reading one evening when she happened to eavesdrop on a masonic rite next door. Some loose bric(...)

Sirhan Sirhan reacts during a parole hearing on Wednesday  in San Diego: he was denied parole  after   telling a board  he could not remember shooting Robert F Kennedy  and was therefore unable to confess. Photograph: Gregory Bull/AP Photo

The convicted killer of senator Robert F Kennedy has been denied parole for the 15th time after telling a board that he could not remember shooting Jo(...)

Paul O’Donovan (left) and Gary O’Donovan, who will represent Ireland at the Olympic Games in Rio. Photograph: Debbie Heaphy.

Buffeted by winds and holding out against floods, rowing steps out of an important year and into what might be the most important in a decade or more(...)

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