Telecoms group Eircom has announced a number of appointments and changes in its management structure.

The company is to integrate its mobile arm Meteor and its retail businesses, while Meteor CEO Larry Smith is leaving the company to return home to the US.

Stephen Beynon has been appointed group managing director of a new consumer and small business division. He will also join Eircom's senior management team. Mr Beynon most recently worked at Virgin Media in the UK.

Meanwhile, Gerry Culligan is to manage a 'transition unit' set up to restructure the company. He will also join the senior management team.