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Track record: Xavier Niel has big plans for Eir. Photo: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg

Track record: Xavier Niel has big plans for Eir. Photo: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg

Track record: Xavier Niel has big plans for Eir. Photo: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg

Ireland has been reading about yet another prospective financial transaction at the much bought, much sold, Eir.

The telecoms company recently announced an intention to sell nearly half of the company’s fibre network in Ireland, a transaction that would net the business significant capital. However, this time it might be good news not just for the company and its employees, but also for its customers and for taxpayers.


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