Xavier Niel

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Three businessmen have joined forces to create a blank-cheque company that caters to the demand for organic food and more sustainable consumer goods. Photograph: iStock

Three prominent French businessmen, including the telecoms billionaire Xavier Niel, who is a major shareholder in Eir, have joined forces to create a (...)

Patrick Drahi, who owns 77.6 percent of Altice Europe, wants to buy the remaining capital of the telecom and media group and delist it from the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP

French billionaire Patrick Drahi has offered €2.5 billion to minority shareholders in Altice Europe to take full control of the group, in the latest e(...)

Virgin Media subscribers won’t have access to this weekend’s inter-pro fixtures at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rugby’s return to Irish television screens has been substantially blocked by the escalation of a financial dispute between Eir Sport and Virgin Media.(...)

Virgin Media Ireland withdrew its sports channels from Eir on Thursday, ahead of the UEFA Champions League quarter final between Atletico Madrid and Leipzig. Photograph: Miguel A. Lopes/AFP

Virgin Media Ireland will return supply of Virgin Media Sport and Virgin Media Sport Extra to Eir only when the French-owned telecoms company “pays it(...)

FBD chief executive Fiona Muldoon. Shares in the insurance company fell 0.7 per cent to €8.50 after the Central Bank told an Oireachtas committee the bank would look at ways of banning home and motor policy dual pricing

European shares climbed higher on Tuesday as positive German investor sentiment data and a slew of positive earnings lifted the mood, but Spanish stoc(...)

 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(...)

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