Xavier Niel

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French telecoms magnate Xavier Niel appeared to offer Eir a safe and secure home. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

French telecoms magnate Xavier Niel was seen as something of a white knight when he arrived in Ireland in 2017 with a pitch to take control of Eir. A(...)

The launch of the Eir brand in 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke

It will be one year next month since a consortium led by French telecoms tycoon Xavier Niel took over Eir. The company reported its half-year results (...)

Eir’s  director of mobile networks, Fergal McCann,  and CEO, Carolan Lennon. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

Eir announced a €500 million overhaul of its fixed broadband platform this week, pledging to build fibre lines directly into an additional 1.4 million(...)

Eir’s broadband market share in Dublin  stands at just 20 per cent, compared with Virgin’s 60 per cent. Photograph: Maxwells

Perhaps the best illustration of how disastrous privatisation has been for Eir comes via its broadband market share in Dublin, which stands at just 20(...)

INM papers on display at the Independent News & Media AGM in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There was a moment during Mark Zuckerberg’s by turn torturous (for him) and frustrating (for everybody else) April testimony to Congress when one US p(...)

 Iliad founder Xavier Niel is backing entrepreneurs with unconventional backgrounds

Once a prolific car thief who did time in prison, Tally Fofana now has a billionaire’s backing as he seeks to turn knowledge gained from his criminal (...)

Nantes, France. The skills shortage is particularly acute in digital, according to Matthieu Thibault, president of DSMI, an IT infrastructure company based near Nantes and employs about 70 people. Photograph: iStock

In a factory near the town of Cholet, some 50km from Nantes in the west of France, large blocks of clay are being shaped, dried out and finally fired (...)

Building leased to Eir at Citywest Business Campus, Dublin. Eircom Ltd is the largest telecommunications operator in the Republic.

Trading activity in the commercial property market has moved up a notch with the planned sale of the Eir Network Management Centre at Citywest Busines(...)

Glen Killane will report to director of sport Stefan Kürten and  lead the EBU’s new sport strategy. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former RTÉ and Eir executive Glen Killane has been named deputy director of sport at the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). The Irish television exec(...)

US property fund Thor Equities is seen bidding for the former Clerys department store on O’Connell Street in Dublin, according to a report in the Sunday Times.

Cardinal Carlyle Ireland has put electronic payments company Payzone on the market with a price tag of between €90 million and €110 million, according(...)

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