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#Boards.ie

# boards-ie - Sunday 6 September, 2015

The Irish website that looks like it hasn't changed in forever is finally getting a makeover

We asked the head of Boards.ie how the site was holding up in the social media era.

# boards-ie - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

I've seen more than my fair share of abuse online, but Lorraine Higgins' bill isn't the answer

The abuse Senator Higgins has received is utterly unacceptable, but her solution is ill conceived, writes Tom Murphy of Boards.ie.

# boards-ie - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Teen who hacked boards.ie just wanted the 'satisfaction of a successful hacking'

Aleksejs Ivanvos received a suspended jail sentence today for the 2010 hack.

# boards-ie - Monday 25 November, 2013

Anger as Xtra-Vision doesn’t honour Xbox pre-orders unless extra game is bought

This requirement was asked of pre-order customers even if they had already paid in full for the new Xbox One console.

# boards-ie - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

From The Daily Edge UPDATE: Back in Ireland for first Christmas in 30 years…. what’s it like? Pass The Tissues This post contains videos

UPDATE: Back in Ireland for first Christmas in 30 years…. what’s it like?

Mayo man is coming home today for his first Irish Christmas in 30 years… or is he?

# boards-ie - Friday 28 September, 2012

BoardsDeals daily offers website winds down

The special offers site is issuing its final vouchers today, citing ‘daily deals’ business as unsustainable in long run.

# boards-ie - Sunday 23 September, 2012

Time Machine: Here's how 26 popular websites used to look Flux Capacitor This post contains images

Time Machine: Here's how 26 popular websites used to look

Have you ever seen the very first version of RTE.ie? Or wondered what the name ‘Daft’ came from?

# boards-ie - Friday 13 July, 2012

Senator denies dodging ticket fare

Senator Healy Eames said she thought she could buy a ticket on board and was shocked to receive a €100 fine from the ticket inspector.

# boards-ie - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge BOI wants customers to choose its... hold music Hold Please

BOI wants customers to choose its... hold music

Tired of the same old hold music when you ring Bank of Ireland? Well the bank is now giving customers their say on what it should be.

# boards-ie - Thursday 21 June, 2012

BOI appoints team to engage across Facebook, Twitter and Boards.ie

Customers can now get answers from Bank of Ireland in new ways…

# boards-ie - Thursday 10 May, 2012

New figures show Distilled Media is Ireland's largest online publishing group

Latest figures show that Distilled, which publishes Daft.ie, gets more monthly page impressions than RTE.ie, IrishTimes.com and Independent Digital.

# boards-ie - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

'Subversive website' comments taken out of context - FF Senator

Marc Mac Sharry said yesterday that certain online forums amounted to “legalised subversion of the State” but insisted today his comments were taken out of context.

# boards-ie - Thursday 19 January, 2012

From The42 O’Lionaird reaches out to Irish fans for financial support London 2012

O’Lionaird reaches out to Irish fans for financial support

Olympic hopeful Ciaran O’Lionaird plans to set up a new online scheme which will allow fans to contribute to his training expenses.

# boards-ie - Sunday 27 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge In pictures: Seasides, stations and surgery – the year’s best photos from Boards.ie Photography This post contains images

In pictures: Seasides, stations and surgery – the year’s best photos from Boards.ie

Photographers have given their work for a new book, with all presents going to a Christmas children’s charity.

# boards-ie - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

Man apologises to An Post after mistakenly claiming delivery gaffe

A man who posted a video purportedly showing a postman failing to deliver a package correctly has had to clarify that this wasn’t the case.

# boards-ie - Monday 11 April, 2011

Personal details of Irish Field readers hacked and posted online

A link to names, postal addresses, phone numbers, email, usernames and passwords of over 300 subscribers to horse industry trade directory was posted publicly.

# boards-ie - Friday 18 February, 2011

Mick Wallace among high profile independents set to do well at election

Dylan Haskins, Paul Somerville, Luke Ming Flanagan and Shane Ross could also be elected according to a poll being run by Boards.ie.

# boards-ie - Wednesday 16 February, 2011

FF could face meltdown, according to Boards.ie poll

A nationwide poll of 13,000 people shows Fianna Fáil will struggle to pick up preferences from further down the ballot paper.

# boards-ie - Sunday 6 February, 2011

Labour narrows gap in latest Red C poll

Fine Gael retains its strong lead in the latest opinion polls, though Labour narrows the gap by five as Fianna Fáil stagnates.

# boards-ie - Wednesday 18 August, 2010

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR could face an ignominious premature exit from the UEFA Champions League after an embarrassing 3-2 defeat against BSC Young Boys of Bern in the first leg of their qualifier last night.

But the biggest talking point online last night wasn’t the football.

Instead, it was  the inevitable gags about the unusual name of Spurs’ opponents – as well as the fact that Young Boys play at the, ahem, Wankdorf stadium.

Here’s our (publishable) pick of how bad it got on Twitter:

On Boards.ie, meanwhile…

  • ntlbell: spurs could put these young boys to bed now
  • baldshin: Wonder if they’ll swap shirts after?
  • Mr.Nice Guy: If you allow Young Boys get on top of you you’re in trouble.
  • Raskolnikov: My favourite commentary moment from the first half from the Sky commentator: ”Can the Young Boys keep it up?”.
  • Nailz: Young Boys are toying with them
  • abouttobebanned: Has Harry Redknapp been watching any videos of young boys?

None of the jokes could come close, however, to Soccernet’s news piece about Young Boys’ new stadium being opened in 2005.

Spurs welcome Young Boys to White Hart Lane for the return leg in a week’s time.

# boards-ie - Tuesday 13 July, 2010

CONSUMERS HAVE been left out of pocket after a popular hotel bookings website appeared to disappear – and take their money with them.

Users on boards.ie have shared stories where international hotel bookings made through the website were not honoured by the hotels themselves – who maintain they never received any bookings from the site.

Other hotels said they had cancelled the bookings on the understanding that 1800hotels.ie had gone bust.

One man told RTÉ’s Liveline that bookings made for his wedding tomorrow in Malta had never actually been made, and that negative comments he left on the company’s Facebook had been deleted within minutes of posting.

In many cases the website had taken payment from customers making bookings – but had evidently not passed on such a payment to the hotels being booked.

A source claiming to be close to the company told Boards users paying with credit cards to request a cashback, or those with travel insurance to claim refunds in that way.

They also said that the company – which has an international parent based in the US – is trading with limited stock, and that the Irish company is unofficially no longer trading.

Another user said that a friend who had worked with the company had been laid off.

The website has since disappeared, and customers calling the phone line are directed straight to a voicemail service, but can’t leave a message because the mailbox is full.

Its website had previously said it was “performing system maintenance that will affect hotel availability” – but when it briefly returned, returned every query by saying there were no hotels available.

Customers with bookings made through the company are advised to contact their hotels directly to verify the status of their booking.

1800hotels.ie is known by many for its aggressive marketing campaigns sent over fax machines.