Buckley is Sky chief

BROADCASTER Sky has appointed JD Buckley as the new managing director in the Republic of Ireland.

Mr Buckley joins Sky at a time when the business continues to grow with the creation of 800 new jobs at a new customer service centre in Dublin, which will open later this summer.

His remit will be to ensure that the company builds on the success it has enjoyed to date.

Sky is the largest multi-channel TV provider in Ireland and has introduced a number of new products and services in recent years, including High Definition, 3D TV and TV services online and on mobile.