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There will be no decisions made on fracking in Ireland for at least 2 years
# Fracking
# Fracking

There will be no decisions made on fracking in Ireland for at least 2 years

Aug 12th 2014, 12:39 PM 6,937 Views 30 Comments

The department of Minister of State Joe McHugh has issued a statement in response the announcement by Mark Durkan.

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 51,757 Views 76 Comments

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

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 10,192 Views 54 Comments

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

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 6,938 Views 10 Comments

The European Commission says it expects a final agreement of the legislation by December 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 9,058 Views 39 Comments

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

'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 12,255 Views 66 Comments

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

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 7,391 Views 7 Comments

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

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 20,194 Views 369 Comments

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

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 99 Views 18 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.

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 13,195 Views 44 Comments

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

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 11,539 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.

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 4,074 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.

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 22,429 Views 195 Comments

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

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 11,592 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.

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 212 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.

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 6,377 Views 53 Comments

The force is strong with this one…

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 14,729 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.

'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 14,123 Views 193 Comments

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

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 10,585 Views 38 Comments

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

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 11,510 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.

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 15,379 Views 220 Comments

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

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 6,401 Views 83 Comments

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

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 13,013 Views 69 Comments

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

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 4,977 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”.

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 16,968 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

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 57 Views 10 Comments

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

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 12,787 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.

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 11,176 Views 73 Comments

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

Samsung sells 100 million Galaxy S smartphones
# Samsung
# Samsung

Samsung sells 100 million Galaxy S smartphones

Jan 14th 2013, 2:00 PM 10,707 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.

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 4,322 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.

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 5,492 Views 18 Comments

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

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 7,668 Views 43 Comments

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

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

Oireachtas to question newspapers over 'paying for linking'

Jan 5th 2013, 1:58 PM 8,903 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.

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 3,936 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.

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 10,141 Views 172 Comments

What do you think?

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

ComReg warns businesses of increase in phone hacking

Dec 19th 2012, 6:20 PM 6,402 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Syria cuts off internet and phone networks

Nov 30th 2012, 9:53 AM 3,389 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Over 500 complaints over abortion robo-calls

Nov 27th 2012, 6:45 AM 5,915 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Approximately 300 complaints over abortion robo-calls

Nov 23rd 2012, 10:58 AM 8,086 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.

'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 10,306 Views 80 Comments

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