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Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the Government would back any request by the UK to extend the deadline for Article 50 negotiations Photograph: Tom Honan

The Government would back any request from the UK for an extension to the Article 50 process to give more time to negotiate withdrawal from the EU, Mi(...)

The two newspaper titles owned by Express Newspapers alongside The Mirror newspaper, which is owned by Trinity Mirror. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

The publisher of the UK’s Daily Mirror was cleared to buy rival tabloids the Daily Express, Daily Star and OK! magazine on Wednesday, with the UK gove(...)

AIB was flat at €4.85 despite reports from brokers that someone had placed an order for 1.5 million of the bank’s shares. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/Bloomberg

Continued nervousness about politics in Spain and Italy left shares trailing on Tuesday. DUBLIN The Irish market played catch-up with peers followin(...)

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(...)

The British government pledged on Thursday to cut the maximum stake allowed in betting machines to £2 from £100. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

British authorities’ decision to slash the maximum stakes in bookie shops’ betting machines could cut Paddy Power Betfair’s revenues by up to £46 mill(...)

Culture secretary Matt Hancock announced that a “named person” would be appointed to examine the press in the North, which was excluded from the Leveson Inquiry.

The British government has announced a review of press standards in Northern Ireland. The move came amid calls, rejected by MPs in the House of Comm(...)

Paddy Power Betfair’s share price decline was more muted due to the company’s lesser reliance on betting shops. Photograph: Paddy Power Betfair/PA Wire

Shares in Irish bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair fell 3.77 per cent to €80.40 in Dublin on Tuesday on the back of concerns surrounding a UK government re(...)

Sky reported another set of strong quarterly results, a boon to shareholders who are anticipating a bidding war between 21st Century Fox and Comcast for the pay-TV broadcaster. Photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

Sky Plc reported another set of strong quarterly results, a boon to shareholders who are anticipating a bidding war between 21st Century Fox and Comca(...)

Disney would still have to receive regulatory approval if it agrees to buy Sky News

Walt Disney has waded into the long-running dispute over Rupert Murdoch’s influence in UK media by offering to buy Sky News, a move aimed at easing po(...)

 Facebook’s corporate headquarters in Menlo Park, California: executives still saying sorry. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg’s apology for how his company handled 50 million users’ data did little on Thursday to ease investor worries (...)

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