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The latest news, press releases and information from IrelandOffline.

The Department’s ongoing struggle with transparency Back in February in advance of a meeting between Department officials and the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, we sent the committee a list of questions which we thought might help to reveal the logic behind some of the decisions Minister Denis Naughten had made over the last two […]

Jun 6th, 2018

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Comreg, the telecoms Chihuahua Here at IrelandOffline we’ve decided to return to a topic we have discussed many times before. The “so-called activities” of the Telecommunications watchdog(1). Eamonn Wallace, Chairman of IrelandOffline said : “Their activities affect every single business and consumer right across the country yet nothing ever happens, nobody examines the topic, in […]

May 8th, 2018

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“Shock” announcement from Eir In a thoroughly anticipated “shock” announcement, eir the state’s largest telecoms provider, today (31st January 2018) announced their withdrawal from the government sponsored National Broadband Plan citing regulatory, governance and commercial issues. To watchers and analysts of the plan it has been clear for many months that the plan was in […]

Jan 31st, 2018

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Opinion columns from IrelandOffline members and guest writers.

There have been some very interesting global developments in the cable industry of late. It is reported that Vodafone may be considering buying Liberty Global International (UPC+Virgin Media). Cable&Wireless Communications have already acquired some of Liberty Global’s assets namely Columbus International.The question that must be asked is are the glory days of cable coming to […]

Dec 1st, 2014

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Now that the excitement of the VDSL rollout has subsided we must keep in mind those who do not currently have access to broadband and the economic damage this can cause. We in IrelandOffline have been contacted by numerous consumers and businesses across the country outlining to us their difficulties with broadband and explaining why […]

May 31st, 2013

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IrelandOffline are delighted to present a broadband map of Ireland, in which you can see which exchanges are enabled, your nearest mobile “broadband” mast and which wireless ISPs are around you. This is a work in progress and as more information becomes available we will add it. If you are a broadband provider and would like to […]

Jan 7th, 2013

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