Xavier Niel

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 Pro14 rugby: a good example of a rights-holder that has set up an effective formula in Ireland, where the pay-TV option on Eir Sport is blended with TG4’s free-to-air access. Photograph:  ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

When the men’s Rugby World Cup (RWC) whirs into action in Japan next month, it will mark a pivotal moment for Eir Sport. Will it be a crowning triump(...)

CEO of telecoms group Siro, John Keaney. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

When it launched in 2015, Siro’s focus was on regional towns with poor broadband. The ESB’s joint venture with Vodafone, a surprise addition to the St(...)

Mounting political worries sent sterling lower, helping more internationally focused stocks gain. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

London’s top share index rose on Thursday as the pound slipped on concerns that outgoing prime minister Theresa May’s successor might push for a hard (...)

The Conrad on Dublin’s Earlsfort Terrace. File photograph: Frank Miller

The sale of Dublin’s five-star Conrad Hotel is expected to be concluded shortly for around €118 million. The hotel’s current owners have entered into(...)

Two French firms controlled by tycoon Xavier Niel bought 64.5 per cent of Eir last year. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images)

French business tycoon Xavier Niel, who has a controlling interest in Eir, has agreed a €2.7 billion deal to sell mobile towers in France, Italy and S(...)

Iliad chairman Maxime Lombardini: he had previously said the regulator’s grievances were “unfounded”

The chairman of French telecoms company Iliad has been fined €600,000 for insider dealing over his sale of shares in the telecoms company weeks before(...)

Eir is now generating more than €200 million of free cash a year, according to sources

Two French firms controlled by billionaire Xavier Niel face a delay of at least one year in extracting a dividend from their investment in Eir, after (...)

The additional funds being raised have resulted in the investor dividend being increased to €400 million

Two US hedge fund investors in Eir have seen the special “dividend” they will receive from the company under a refinancing rise to €400 million as the(...)

Two French firms controlled by tycoon Xavier Niel bought 64.5 per cent of Eir. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images)

Eir, which was forced to seek court protection from creditors in 2012 after years of being treated as a glorified ATM by a succession of owners, will (...)

Eir said on Tuesday it is planning to raise €850 million through the sale of bonds and a new debt facility. Photograph: Maxwells

Two New York hedge funds are set to secure a €300 million special dividend in Eir as a result of a refinancing at the telecoms group, The Irish Times (...)

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