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You may soon have to input your TV licence number to watch RTÉ online
# Computer Says No
# Computer Says No

You may soon have to input your TV licence number to watch RTÉ online

Apr 4th 2017, 5:30 PM 23,187 Views 147 Comments

Minister Denis Naughten said he is looking to replicate the UK system.

This is the county with the worst broadband access in Ireland
# Offline
# Offline

This is the county with the worst broadband access in Ireland

Feb 16th 2017, 9:30 AM 37,998 Views 55 Comments

Just over a third of the premises in Roscommon have access to high-speed broadband.

7 ways the government says it will fix broadband access in Ireland
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

7 ways the government says it will fix broadband access in Ireland

Dec 20th 2016, 6:41 PM 12,145 Views 55 Comments

The government’s plan to speed up and deliver broadband services has been repeatedly delayed.

Here's what to do if your broadband speed is wrecking your head
# Connection Issues
# Connection Issues

Here's what to do if your broadband speed is wrecking your head

Dec 17th 2016, 3:00 PM 27,760 Views 43 Comments

Some parts of the country experience broadband speeds up to 36 times slower than others.

Inside the little-known company that brought broadband to dozens of Irish towns
# Enet
# Enet

Inside the little-known company that brought broadband to dozens of Irish towns

Dec 10th 2016, 2:00 PM 16,940 Views 4 Comments

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Limerick broadband provider Enet.

Text messages are on the way out - but we're eating up huge amounts of data
# WhatsApp
# WhatsApp

Text messages are on the way out - but we're eating up huge amounts of data

Dec 9th 2016, 10:43 AM 28,716 Views 45 Comments

The new ComReg report also found that Ireland is expensive for home broadband, but relatively cheap for mobile bills.

Virgin Media says restoring internet for customers is 'top priority'
# Not Working
# Not Working

Virgin Media says restoring internet for customers is 'top priority'

Dec 6th 2016, 10:57 PM 57,737 Views 78 Comments

Outages have been reported in various locations across the country.

30% of Eir broadband customers exposed to cyber attack
# Security Risk
# Security Risk

30% of Eir broadband customers exposed to cyber attack

Dec 3rd 2016, 7:00 AM 22,581 Views 29 Comments

There are apparently hundreds of thousands of security attacks every week, but few are ever reported.

Opinion: 'Rural Ireland is not dead. It’s on the verge of great things.'
# Good News
# Good News

Opinion: 'Rural Ireland is not dead. It’s on the verge of great things.'

Nov 23rd 2016, 7:00 AM 2,678 Views 49 Comments

We are a country renowned for our innovation and problem solving. Let’s fix Rural Ireland, writes David Minton.

These are the areas in Ireland with the slowest and fastest broadband speeds
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

These are the areas in Ireland with the slowest and fastest broadband speeds

Nov 15th 2016, 6:03 AM 54,255 Views 76 Comments

The slowest is Legan in Longford, while the fastest is Drimnagh in Dublin 12.

Enda Kenny announces 100% fibre-optic broadband for his hometown
# Castlebar
# Castlebar

Enda Kenny announces 100% fibre-optic broadband for his hometown

Oct 3rd 2016, 10:26 PM 24,884 Views 96 Comments

Castlebar, Co Mayo, is just one of 50 towns which will soon be benefitting from a super fast broadband network.

FactCheck: Is there faster broadband on the moon than in Roscommon?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is there faster broadband on the moon than in Roscommon?

Aug 6th 2016, 8:30 AM 19,675 Views 47 Comments

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has claimed there is better internet connection 400,000km away than in parts of his constituency.

The government is going to privatise the long-awaited rural broadband network
# Changes
# Changes

The government is going to privatise the long-awaited rural broadband network

Jul 5th 2016, 6:57 PM 20,700 Views 106 Comments

The decision was announced today by the minister for communications after it was agreed upon by cabinet.

Australian union angered by Irish 'copper gurus' being enticed Down Under
# Laying Wire
# Laying Wire

Australian union angered by Irish 'copper gurus' being enticed Down Under

Jun 17th 2016, 9:31 PM 38,877 Views 47 Comments

Irish workers are being offered $75,000 a year to relocate.

For eir, 300k homes will be a major turning point for Ireland's broadband woes
# Make A Connection
# Make A Connection

For eir, 300k homes will be a major turning point for Ireland's broadband woes

Jun 6th 2016, 7:15 AM 22,006 Views 48 Comments

The road to broadband has been paved with broken promises but eir believe this time could be different.

Tell us your top working from home tip and you could WIN an Office in a Box package
# Sponsored By Magnet
# Sponsored By Magnet

Tell us your top working from home tip and you could WIN an Office in a Box package

Jun 3rd 2016, 2:23 PM 26,377 Views 65 Comments

That’s a year’s worth of free telecoms for your home office from Magnet, worth €2,500.

Should people in rural areas pay more to get broadband?
# The Great Divide
# The Great Divide

Should people in rural areas pay more to get broadband?

May 25th 2016, 4:15 PM 16,797 Views 155 Comments

While almost half of those with slow speeds would be willing to pay more, the majority of people in rural areas are against it.

'No town, village or parish will be left behind' for broadband rollout - but for how long?
# Analysis
# Analysis

'No town, village or parish will be left behind' for broadband rollout - but for how long?

May 12th 2016, 1:22 PM 10,148 Views 50 Comments

The new Programme for Government tells a familiar tale in the story of bringing high-speed broadband to the country.

I tried to do my normal job using broadband in rural Ireland. Here's how it went
# Challenge
# Challenge

I tried to do my normal job using broadband in rural Ireland. Here's how it went

May 8th 2016, 10:00 PM 48,108 Views 104 Comments

In short: it was painful.

'We're a first-world country with third or fourth-world infrastructure'
# Disconnected
# Disconnected

'We're a first-world country with third or fourth-world infrastructure'

May 8th 2016, 10:00 PM 38,075 Views 62 Comments

With the National Broadband Plan being delayed until 2022, the need for high-speed internet in places like Donegal only grows

So what should you consider when switching broadband plans?
# Comparisons
# Comparisons

So what should you consider when switching broadband plans?

Mar 28th 2016, 6:00 PM 30,694 Views 46 Comments

We all want better value and faster speeds but what should you keep in mind?

Your slow internet is likely stressing you out
# Broadband
# Broadband

Your slow internet is likely stressing you out

Mar 17th 2016, 10:55 AM 10,594 Views 29 Comments

And you can only imagine how those still using dial up feel right about now.

Eir reveals locations of 100,000 homes and businesses where new broadband to be rolled out
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

Eir reveals locations of 100,000 homes and businesses where new broadband to be rolled out

Mar 3rd 2016, 9:11 PM 41,511 Views 100 Comments

Is your area included?

There are big problems with Netflix speeds on Virgin Media, but who's responsible?
# Speed Limits
# Speed Limits

There are big problems with Netflix speeds on Virgin Media, but who's responsible?

Feb 14th 2016, 9:30 AM 48,591 Views 79 Comments

The two companies aren’t being particularly clear on what or who is causing the slow streaming speeds.

Fairy lights could be slowing down your broadband, watchdog warns
# Is This On?
# Is This On?

Fairy lights could be slowing down your broadband, watchdog warns

Dec 1st 2015, 10:54 AM 15,989 Views 18 Comments

Other household items that were flagged as slowing down wifi were microwave ovens, baby monitors and lamps.

Here's how Dublin ranks in the European broadband speed league
# CONNECTION
# CONNECTION

Here's how Dublin ranks in the European broadband speed league

Sep 20th 2015, 7:45 AM 25,084 Views 56 Comments

It could be worse…

Eircom has been replaced with this squiggle
# Is It A Bird
# Is It A Bird

Eircom has been replaced with this squiggle

Sep 16th 2015, 11:28 AM 23,275 Views 77 Comments

The company is spending €16 million on a rebrand, including a new name and logo.

First UPC, now Eircom's unloved brand could be on the way out
# Say My Name
# Say My Name

First UPC, now Eircom's unloved brand could be on the way out

Sep 1st 2015, 11:39 AM 20,733 Views 30 Comments

It’s all change in the phone and internet biz.

We finally have a timeline for when all Ireland will get decent broadband
# The Internets
# The Internets

We finally have a timeline for when all Ireland will get decent broadband

Jul 15th 2015, 6:10 PM 18,476 Views 27 Comments

Sure, it’ll be grand when it happens.

It might not feel like it, but Ireland has the second fastest internet in the world
# Pc Gone Mad
# Pc Gone Mad

It might not feel like it, but Ireland has the second fastest internet in the world

Jun 25th 2015, 6:21 PM 25,423 Views 56 Comments

But our peak speeds aren’t too great.

Donegal could face a bit of a wait for broadband
# What's Another Year?
# What's Another Year?

Donegal could face a bit of a wait for broadband

Jun 23rd 2015, 6:59 PM 11,015 Views 43 Comments

One local business owner told TheJournal.ie said that it feels like ‘missing the boat’.

UPC blasted for cutting post office bill payments
# Post No Bills
# Post No Bills

UPC blasted for cutting post office bill payments

Jun 16th 2015, 6:04 AM 16,170 Views 35 Comments

Customers are being written to at the moment – but the cut-off for An Post payments happens next week.

We asked Eircom why people dislike the company so much
# Ears Burning
# Ears Burning

We asked Eircom why people dislike the company so much

Jun 6th 2015, 9:00 PM 32,937 Views 84 Comments

And what they’re planning to do about it.

Is your area FINALLY going to get super-fast broadband?
# Yesssss
# Yesssss

Is your area FINALLY going to get super-fast broadband?

Jun 4th 2015, 5:50 PM 48,529 Views 100 Comments

Eircom plans to be the biggest fibre provider in the land.

High-speed broadband could be Eircom's saviour
# Fibre To The Rescue
# Fibre To The Rescue

High-speed broadband could be Eircom's saviour

May 18th 2015, 11:45 AM 15,539 Views 65 Comments

The company has slowed the long-term slide in its revenues.

Good news - super, incredibly fast broadband is on its way to 350 towns in Ireland
# Fast And Furious
# Fast And Furious

Good news - super, incredibly fast broadband is on its way to 350 towns in Ireland

Apr 14th 2015, 11:00 AM 28,974 Views 86 Comments

However, it will be predominantly rural towns and villages that get to use it first – with Dublin omitted entirely.

Eircom has found a way to make money - take the razor to its workforce
# Off The Hook
# Off The Hook

Eircom has found a way to make money - take the razor to its workforce

Feb 27th 2015, 11:54 AM 13,630 Views 34 Comments

The company has cut about one-third of its staff in the past two years.

Eircom slammed for 'excessive' and 'opportunistic' price rises
# Ouch
# Ouch

Eircom slammed for 'excessive' and 'opportunistic' price rises

Jan 14th 2015, 5:25 PM 27,983 Views 83 Comments

Fees will be nearly €100 a year higher for some residential customers.

UPC launches the fastest fibre broadband in the country
# Zooooooom
# Zooooooom

UPC launches the fastest fibre broadband in the country

Jan 6th 2015, 11:52 AM 15,808 Views 72 Comments

The new service offers unlimited 240 Mbps broadband from today.