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The rapid rollout and extended reach of its new fibre broadband product and the success of its mobile brand, GoMo, which now boasts over 300,000 customers, stand as Lennon’s greatest achievements. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Eir chief executives don’t tend to last long in the job. The average tenure of the last five incumbents has been about four years. Was that in Carol(...)

A woman and a dog pass an Ulster Bank branch in Raheny, Dublin. The withdrawal of Ulster Bank from the Irish market would be a “major hammer blow” to customers and workers, the Dail has heard. Picture date: Thursday February 18, 2021. PA Photo. See PA story IRISH UlsterBank. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Apple, whose shares soared by more than a third in 2021 amid booming demand for its new iPhone 13 and subscription services such as Apple TV+ and iCl(...)

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Europe’s biggest telecommunications companies are finally abandoning their deal-making hesitancy. They may be too late to beat the kingpins of private(...)

Carolan Lennon, chief executive of Eir, insists the company is investing more in its network than most of its international peers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Eir is planning to sell-off almost half its fibre network in Ireland in a deal that could net the group over €1 billion. The company, which is majori(...)

Billionaire entrepreneur Xavier Niel is offering a 50 per cent premium to Iliad’s last traded price to buy back the 29 per cent of the business he does not own. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty

Billionaire entrepreneur Xavier Niel has launched a tender offer to take private Iliad, the French telecoms company he founded 22 years ago, in a surp(...)

Virgin Media Ireland chief executive Tony Hanway. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Revenues at Virgin Media Ireland increased 3 per cent to €224 million in the first half of 2021, as the company saw data usage across its broadband n(...)

Eir CEO Carolan Lennon: ‘It’s acknowledged all over the world that fibre-to-the-home is better than cable.’

“We’ve never been good at it,” admits Eir boss Carolan Lennon about its customer service, the great casualty of the telecommunications age. Contacting(...)

The world of sports broadcast rights can be cut-throat, with examples abounding of glorious land grabs turning into humiliating early exits.

Eir is sitting out the latest sports rights auctions and “exploring options” for Eir Sport. They don’t look great. If Eir Sport was a football game, (...)

The difficult situation for Eir Sport was underlined in Eir’s results for the second half of 2020, which showed a 47 per cent drop in TV and content revenues. Photograph: iStock

Eir has said it will not take part in the latest rounds of sports rights auctions, citing fundamental changes to the commercial model for subscription(...)

Skyscrapers in the Canary Wharf financial district of London: The FTSE 100 was dragged down by falls for mining stocks on Thursday. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

European stocks closed lower on Thursday as a renewed rise in US bond yields and expectations of a jump in inflation hit investors’ appetite for risk,(...)

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