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At this time the death of a telephone linesman is on our minds, Michael O’Riordan was re-erecting a pole that had been brought down by the recent storms and as they were erecting it, it fell, striking him on the head. This focused our minds on all the unsung heroes of these storms, the men […]
Background Every other week it is clearly outlined in writing that the Minister of Communications has no role in communications policy, whatsoever, so we as ever wonder what is the point of a Minister being “in charge” of a department that has no evident function according to their own Minister.(1) Minister for the Utterly Bizarre(2) […]
Mr Howlin, Mr Reilly, meet Mr Rabbitte! Recently the Department of Enterprise and Reform demonstrated clearly why Government is not engaging in ‘joined-up’. thinking. The department used six pages of its public service reform document  to outline its dreams for future e-government. Paragraph after paragraph of laudable yet wishful thinking. Amidst it all, […]
Opinion columns from IrelandOffline members and guest writers.
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 […]
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 […]
The story of a broadband seeker in rural Ireland and the steps he had to take to get reliable broadband: Well firstly here at home we had an ISDN line and then we got Fixed Wireless Access but the company had a terrible service, I then moved onto 3G dongle power which was fine […]