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# communications - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

These are the 50 towns being targeted for a €450mn high-speed broadband plan
# High In Fibre
# High In Fibre

These are the 50 towns being targeted for a €450mn high-speed broadband plan

Jul 2nd 2014, 4:33 PM 51,716 Views 76 Comments

ESB and Vodafone are going 50:50 on the deal.

# communications - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Government makes no comment on postcode costs amid Dáil claims of €30m
# Tenders
# Tenders

Government makes no comment on postcode costs amid Dáil claims of €30m

Mar 22nd 2014, 8:30 AM 10,180 Views 54 Comments

Minister Rabbitte told the Dáil that his department was assisted in the tender process by a consulting firm.

# communications - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

EU lawmakers vote in favour of scrapping roaming charges by 2015
# Roaming Charges
# Roaming Charges

EU lawmakers vote in favour of scrapping roaming charges by 2015

Mar 18th 2014, 12:24 PM 6,931 Views 10 Comments

The European Commission says it expects a final agreement of the legislation by December 2014.

# communications - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Poll: Are you too reliant on the internet?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you too reliant on the internet?

Mar 12th 2014, 9:43 AM 9,042 Views 39 Comments

Do you get panicked if you can’t check your emails or your exact location?

# communications - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

'Anti-Pantigate' bill tabled in the Dáil to stop "the litigious and thin-skinned"
# What Is Offence?
# What Is Offence?

'Anti-Pantigate' bill tabled in the Dáil to stop "the litigious and thin-skinned"

Mar 5th 2014, 4:00 PM 12,222 Views 66 Comments

Stephen Donnelly says that he feels broadcasters are already being more cautious as a result of the controversy.

# communications - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Stormwatch: Eircom and ESB work to return services to 16,000 customers
# Communications
# Communications

Stormwatch: Eircom and ESB work to return services to 16,000 customers

Feb 5th 2014, 1:21 PM 7,374 Views 7 Comments

The company warned that another 10,000 customers could be impacted over the coming days.

# communications - Friday 31 January, 2014

Rabbitte won’t ‘interfere’ in RTÉ’s Panti payments
# Panti
# Panti

Rabbitte won’t ‘interfere’ in RTÉ’s Panti payments

Jan 31st 2014, 11:40 PM 20,180 Views 369 Comments

Rabbitte said he has never called someone who disagreed with him on the issue of gay equality a ‘homophobe’.

# communications - Monday 27 January, 2014

Column: Sorry politicians, you can’t avoid social media – people no longer accept being ‘talked at’
# Digital Democracy
# Digital Democracy

Column: Sorry politicians, you can’t avoid social media – people no longer accept being ‘talked at’

Jan 27th 2014, 7:00 AM 78 Views 17 Comments

The political class have realised the importance of a digital economy – but, they also need to realise the importance of building a digital democracy, writes Niall Devitt.

# communications - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

ESB will use its network to bring broadband to rural areas
# Get Connected
# Get Connected

ESB will use its network to bring broadband to rural areas

Jan 22nd 2014, 9:14 PM 13,169 Views 44 Comments

The electricity provider looks set to enter the broadband market after new laws have been published by the Government.

# communications - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

RTÉ to take €5m hit as Dept of Social Protection cuts free TV licences payment
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

RTÉ to take €5m hit as Dept of Social Protection cuts free TV licences payment

Oct 15th 2013, 5:00 AM 11,524 Views 24 Comments

Current recipients of free licences will not be affected, TheJournal.ie has learned – instead, the State broadcaster will take brunt of the cut.

# communications - Friday 11 October, 2013

TDs and Senators given advice to counter 'disingenuous annual media yarn' on allowances
# Parliamentary Standard Allowance
# Parliamentary Standard Allowance

TDs and Senators given advice to counter 'disingenuous annual media yarn' on allowances

Oct 11th 2013, 6:00 AM 4,057 Views 19 Comments

TDs and Senators have been told to point out that “most if not all members” will have exceeded the minimum number of attendance days to qualify for allowances. In fact, just 15 TDs and four Senators have reached the required number of days.

# communications - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Confirmed: New national postcode system to be rolled out by Spring 2015
# In The Post
# In The Post

Confirmed: New national postcode system to be rolled out by Spring 2015

Oct 8th 2013, 2:22 PM 22,413 Views 195 Comments

A consortium headed by Capita Ireland has won the tender to develop, implement and operate the new postcode system.

# communications - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Samsung to launch smartphone with a curved display
# Smart Plan
# Smart Plan

Samsung to launch smartphone with a curved display

Sep 25th 2013, 12:01 PM 11,573 Views 55 Comments

The new design will be out next month. It follows on from the company’s launch of a ‘smart watch’ earlier this month.

# communications - Monday 23 September, 2013

Column: There's an art to public speaking – Enda should stick to these simple guidelines
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: There's an art to public speaking – Enda should stick to these simple guidelines

Sep 23rd 2013, 7:00 AM 182 Views 41 Comments

Enda Kenny is under pressure to step up to the plate after Micheál Martin accepted an invitation to a head-to-head debate on the Seanad referendum. Our Taoiseach could use a crash course in communications and presentation training, writes Rory Egan.

# communications - Thursday 12 September, 2013

PICS: Pat Rabbitte has got a lightsaber and he's not afraid to use it
# The Empire Strikes Pat
# The Empire Strikes Pat

PICS: Pat Rabbitte has got a lightsaber and he's not afraid to use it

Sep 12th 2013, 4:20 PM 6,368 Views 53 Comments

The force is strong with this one…

# communications - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Best Irish website awards to introduce 'worst website' award
# The Ugly Truth
# The Ugly Truth

Best Irish website awards to introduce 'worst website' award

Aug 28th 2013, 3:43 PM 14,635 Views 37 Comments

Nominations for the annual Realex Web Awards are now open. In terms of web design, this year’s ceremony will be recognising the bad and the downright ugly, alongside the good.

# communications - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

'We don't have cavemen here': Property tax register may be used for broadcast charge
# Broadcasting Charge
# Broadcasting Charge

'We don't have cavemen here': Property tax register may be used for broadcast charge

Aug 27th 2013, 8:48 AM 14,099 Views 193 Comments

Pat Rabbitte has expressed some scepticism that there are people in Ireland who don’t access public service content at all.

# communications - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Eircom pays €275k penalty for failing to repair faults equally
# Eircom
# Eircom

Eircom pays €275k penalty for failing to repair faults equally

Aug 7th 2013, 7:09 PM 10,561 Views 38 Comments

ComReg found that Eircom was repairing more faults to its own retail arm’s customers than that of other operators’ customers.

# communications - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Valentia Island site of first transatlantic message up for sale
# Landscape
# Landscape

Valentia Island site of first transatlantic message up for sale

Jul 24th 2013, 6:30 AM 11,473 Views 10 Comments

“The Telegraph Field” with picturesque views of Foilhommerum Bay and the Skellig rocks is available under a guide price of €160,000 with ruins of the 150-year-old cable house still remaining.

# communications - Thursday 18 July, 2013

VIDEO: Pat Rabbitte being surrounded by protestors in pub
# Pub Protest
# Pub Protest

VIDEO: Pat Rabbitte being surrounded by protestors in pub

Jul 18th 2013, 11:44 AM 15,347 Views 221 Comments

Do you agree with the method of protest on show in this video?

# communications - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

21 bankers in Ireland earned more than €1 million in 2011
# Bankers
# Bankers

21 bankers in Ireland earned more than €1 million in 2011

Jul 16th 2013, 8:26 AM 6,371 Views 83 Comments

Another EU state had 2,436 individuals earning over €1 million in the same year.

# communications - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Power to shut down phone networks is 'proportionate' - watchdog
# G8
# G8

Power to shut down phone networks is 'proportionate' - watchdog

May 22nd 2013, 9:10 PM 13,007 Views 69 Comments

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties says shutting down mobile phone networks is a fair power to deal with terrorist threats.

# communications - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Independent radio stations tell Rabbitte: Don't let RTE monopolise the airwaves
# Tensions
# Tensions

Independent radio stations tell Rabbitte: Don't let RTE monopolise the airwaves

Apr 30th 2013, 12:05 PM 4,968 Views 74 Comments

“Despite the fact that RTE is a minority player in terms of audience they hold a virtual stranglehold on public funding from the licence fee”.

# communications - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Business had €30,000 of calls made without its knowledge after hacking
# Communications
# Communications

Business had €30,000 of calls made without its knowledge after hacking

Mar 27th 2013, 8:34 PM 16,960 Views 9 Comments

The communications regulator, ComReg, has said that there have been 16 reported cases by operators of businesses’ phone systems being hacked in recent weeks

# communications - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Column: We already have all the laws we need to tackle online abuse
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We already have all the laws we need to tackle online abuse

Mar 6th 2013, 7:00 PM 48 Views 10 Comments

Proposals to introduce legislation to “curb” social media use are an unnecessary attack on free speech, writes Fergal Crehan.

# communications - Saturday 2 March, 2013

Price of a stamp will rise to 60c next month
# Hey Mr Postman
# Hey Mr Postman

Price of a stamp will rise to 60c next month

Mar 2nd 2013, 11:52 AM 12,710 Views 54 Comments

An Post has been given permission to consolidate its postage rates – so both 55c and 65c stamps will be repriced at 60c.

# communications - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Pro-life 'robo-calls' to Irish numbers came from United States
# Robo-calls
# Robo-calls

Pro-life 'robo-calls' to Irish numbers came from United States

Feb 14th 2013, 5:31 PM 11,160 Views 73 Comments

ComReg and the Data Protection Commissioner say because the calls came from abroad, they can take no action against them.

# communications - Monday 14 January, 2013

Samsung sells 100 million Galaxy S smartphones
# Samsung
# Samsung

Samsung sells 100 million Galaxy S smartphones

Jan 14th 2013, 2:00 PM 10,668 Views 57 Comments

The company launched the first Galaxy S model at the end of May 2010 and has sold 41 million of the newest version of the phone.

# communications - Saturday 12 January, 2013

This is the week's news... skewed
# Not The News
From The Daily Edge
# Not The News

This is the week's news... skewed

Jan 12th 2013, 5:00 PM 4,308 Views 0 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: Tinfoil hats to protect against interweb; abortion floodgates ‘like Guinness at The Gathering’; James Reilly a mystery to the Troika.

# communications - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Dongle manufacturer Huawei to create over 50 new jobs
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Dongle manufacturer Huawei to create over 50 new jobs

Jan 9th 2013, 9:28 AM 5,479 Views 18 Comments

The Chinese company will create the new roles at its facilities in Cork and Dublin.

# communications - Monday 7 January, 2013

NI committee wants to ban roaming charges within Ireland
# Roaming
# Roaming

NI committee wants to ban roaming charges within Ireland

Jan 7th 2013, 12:05 PM 7,653 Views 43 Comments

Sinn Féin has won approval to approach the Oireachtas communications committee and examine whether roaming can be banned.

# communications - Saturday 5 January, 2013

Oireachtas to question newspapers over 'paying for linking'
# Links
# Links

Oireachtas to question newspapers over 'paying for linking'

Jan 5th 2013, 1:58 PM 8,886 Views 32 Comments

Labour TD Seán Kenny is asking the National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) to appear before an Oireachtas committee to explain its stance on linking.

# communications - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Ofcom sets out proposals to tackle mid-contract price rises
# Consumers
# Consumers

Ofcom sets out proposals to tackle mid-contract price rises

Jan 3rd 2013, 11:48 AM 3,928 Views 9 Comments

The regulator is considering introducing rules allowing customers to exit their contract without penalty if prices are raised in the middle of a contract term.

# communications - Friday 28 December, 2012

Poll: Should social media users be able to comment anonymously?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should social media users be able to comment anonymously?

Dec 28th 2012, 9:52 AM 10,103 Views 172 Comments

What do you think?

# communications - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

ComReg warns businesses of increase in phone hacking
# Hacked
# Hacked

ComReg warns businesses of increase in phone hacking

Dec 19th 2012, 6:20 PM 6,383 Views 8 Comments

In one phone hacking case, a company had calls to the value of over €250,000 made through its phones.

# communications - Friday 30 November, 2012

Syria cuts off internet and phone networks
# Shut Down
# Shut Down

Syria cuts off internet and phone networks

Nov 30th 2012, 9:53 AM 3,372 Views 12 Comments

Authorities say the interruption is “maintenance” – but activists are accusing the Syrian regime of preparing a massacre.

# communications - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Over 500 complaints over abortion robo-calls
# Abortion
# Abortion

Over 500 complaints over abortion robo-calls

Nov 27th 2012, 6:45 AM 5,899 Views 16 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner said it has reshuffled staff to deal with the rising volume of complaints.

# communications - Friday 23 November, 2012

Approximately 300 complaints over abortion robo-calls
# Abortion
# Abortion

Approximately 300 complaints over abortion robo-calls

Nov 23rd 2012, 10:58 AM 8,070 Views 34 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner has continued to receive complaints about the automated phone calls but says it may be unable to take action.

# communications - Thursday 22 November, 2012

'Large number of complaints' to Data Protection Commissioner over abortion message calls
# Abortion
# Abortion

'Large number of complaints' to Data Protection Commissioner over abortion message calls

Nov 22nd 2012, 10:33 AM 10,259 Views 80 Comments

Listen to a full recording of the message…

# communications - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Internet will contribute €11.3bn annually to the Irish economy by 2016 - report
# Digital
# Digital

Internet will contribute €11.3bn annually to the Irish economy by 2016 - report

Nov 15th 2012, 6:09 PM 4,793 Views 14 Comments

The boost to the economy will be underpinned by 2.6 million online shoppers in 2012, according to new report from UPC.