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map fail

Oh dear: Apple Maps has made some pretty big mistakes in its Ireland maps

Poor Coolock. It deserves better than that.

SO IT’S FAIR to say at this stage that there’s been a glitch or two with Apple’s new maps app.

Since the new operating system iOS 6 became available to Apple users last night, people have been noticing mistakes in places names and locations throughout the Apple Maps app. Lots and lots of mistakes.

Here’s just a few of the most egregious errors that we’ve noticed so far:

It was inevitable that at least one placename was going to get mangled into something slightly naughty. Sorry, Coolock, in Dublin 17. Hopefully Coolcock doesn’t catch on:

Who knew that Dublin had a second airport? Minister for Justice Alan Shatter isn’t too happy about this

Corkonians may not like this one.  This is what happens when you search for “Cork city, Cork”:

Here’s that well-known area in Dublin called Angiery Camden Core. Wait. What?

And of course, there’s Ulsara in Dublin’s south inner city. Well known to everyone for being between South Georgian Core and Southside Ranelagh. Um…

Meanwhile RTE has literally disappeared off the map…:

… while TV3 has apparently migrated to Hartstown in west Dublin:

Finally, Dublin Zoo has been relocated to Dublin city centre, just off Grafton Street. At least that will make it easier for the tourists to find it…

Over to you – anyone spotted any other gems on the new Apple Maps app? Let us know in the comments…

Screengrabs: Dublin Airport: @aleeshajulia/ Coolock: @RoxyBlue86/Dublin Zoo: Kilian Clancy/All others: Susan Daly/ staff

Read: ‘Alan Shatter concerned over fake Apple airport’ Statement of the Day >

Picture: Dublin gets new ‘airport’ courtesy of iPhone’s new map software >

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