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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 4,804 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.

Former RTÉ London Editor to join Concern Worldwide
# Concern
# Concern

Former RTÉ London Editor to join Concern Worldwide

Oct 23rd 2012, 2:59 PM 9,311 Views 29 Comments

O’Connell is to join the Concern Worldwide London office, working with the fundraising, marketing and policy, communications and campaigns teams on ‘special projects’.

Deputy accuses Department of failing to give straight answer on primary care centres
# Primary Care Centre
# Primary Care Centre

Deputy accuses Department of failing to give straight answer on primary care centres

Oct 19th 2012, 3:32 PM 3,363 Views 20 Comments

Deputy Billy Kelleher sent a Freedom of Information request to the department of health, who said they regret the need to extend the time to deal with the request.

Column: Is a technology overload making us less efficient at work?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Is a technology overload making us less efficient at work?

Oct 19th 2012, 7:00 AM 198 Views 24 Comments

Email, smartphones and tablets help us multi-task, writes Professor Gloria Mark, but can they also make us less productive?

Oireachtas committee to visit Leitrim to discuss fracking
# Gas
# Gas

Oireachtas committee to visit Leitrim to discuss fracking

Oct 13th 2012, 7:45 AM 3,742 Views 34 Comments

Initial investigations suggest there could be a major gas reserve in the north-west of the country – but the possible use of fracking to extract the gas is highly controversial.

UPC to double internet speeds for new broadband customers
# Broadband
# Broadband

UPC to double internet speeds for new broadband customers

Sep 17th 2012, 12:46 PM 15,290 Views 75 Comments

The broadband provider is doubling its entry-level speed from 25Mb to 50Mb, while home customers can now access 150Mb connections.

What are they doing with that analogue space?
# WHITE NOISE
# WHITE NOISE

What are they doing with that analogue space?

Sep 16th 2012, 8:45 AM 9,977 Views 23 Comments

Your TV white space could be used by mobile phone operators or filled with wifi frequencies. Here’s what the experts think.

Office of Data Protection Commissioner seeks technology advice
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Office of Data Protection Commissioner seeks technology advice

Sep 12th 2012, 8:00 PM 4,755 Views 7 Comments

Ireland’s data regulator is looking for expert advice regarding the potential impact communications and security technologies are likely to have on data protection rights.

Microsoft agrees $1.2 billion deal for Yammer acquisition
# Yammer
# Yammer

Microsoft agrees $1.2 billion deal for Yammer acquisition

Jun 26th 2012, 3:49 PM 3,937 Views 14 Comments

The social networking company Yammer was founded four years ago and has over 5 million users.

Organise your own social media event
# Social Media Day
From The Daily Edge
# Social Media Day

Organise your own social media event

Jun 24th 2012, 5:00 PM 3,031 Views 13 Comments

Mashable’s third annual Social Media Day takes place on 30 June – get involved by organising or attending a Social Media Day Meetup in your area.

Eircom to exit examinership in June after restructuring plan's approval
# Eircom
# Eircom

Eircom to exit examinership in June after restructuring plan's approval

May 22nd 2012, 9:20 PM 5,324 Views 7 Comments

The High Court today approved the plan which sees group debts cut by 40 per cent to €2.3 billion.

“Your position is untenable” – TDs criticise RTE heads over Mission to Prey
# Mission To Prey
# Mission To Prey

“Your position is untenable” – TDs criticise RTE heads over Mission to Prey

May 16th 2012, 3:40 PM 3,736 Views 20 Comments

The chair of RTE said the programme had caused the greatest editorial crisis that RTE had experienced in years.

RTÉ, BAI to meet Oireachtas committee over Fr Reynolds case
# Media
# Media

RTÉ, BAI to meet Oireachtas committee over Fr Reynolds case

May 16th 2012, 7:30 AM 710 Views 2 Comments

Communications committee to meet senior BAI and RTÉ management to discuss the implications of the case for RTÉ policy.

Poll: Has technology affected face-to-face communication?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Has technology affected face-to-face communication?

Mar 19th 2012, 12:19 PM 9,250 Views 43 Comments

Advances in technology have enabled us to communicate across oceans and continents – but do we tweet too much and not talk face-to-face enough? Let us know what you think.

Pay-as-you-go mobile charges are 20 per cent above OECD average
# Mobiles
# Mobiles

Pay-as-you-go mobile charges are 20 per cent above OECD average

Mar 14th 2012, 10:54 AM 2,028 Views 10 Comments

But contract plans in Ireland are cheaper than in many other countries.

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Communications, technology
# One Year In
# One Year In

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Communications, technology

Mar 9th 2012, 2:00 AM 594 Views 3 Comments

How has Pat Rabbitte gotten on in implementing the promises of the Programme for Government? We’ve had a look.

Israeli military raid Palestinian TV stations over communications concerns
# Raids
# Raids

Israeli military raid Palestinian TV stations over communications concerns

Feb 29th 2012, 10:45 AM 1,404 Views 22 Comments

Israeli authorities have also issued demolition orders for solar panels and wind turbines which provide power to Palestinian herders.

In pictures: Latest iPhone 5 concept designs
# IPhone 5
# IPhone 5

In pictures: Latest iPhone 5 concept designs

Feb 24th 2012, 3:03 PM 15,304 Views 40 Comments

Concept design includes a curved back and a handy backlit Apple logo for finding your phone in the dark.

RTÉ Board to be told today that 'it can't run a deficit'
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

RTÉ Board to be told today that 'it can't run a deficit'

Feb 23rd 2012, 8:00 AM 2,615 Views 34 Comments

Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte assures senators after questions on whether taxpayer is “getting bang for our buck” with licence fee.

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Feb 13th 2012, 7:47 PM 10,919 Views 1 Comment

Catch up on the day’s biggest news – as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

NASA planning 'orbiting lab' space communications project
# Space
# Space

NASA planning 'orbiting lab' space communications project

Feb 12th 2012, 3:08 PM 2,007 Views 2 Comments

The SCaN Testbed is part of a project to build better communications in space for human exploration or travel.

ECJ asked to rule on mandatory retention of phone and internet data
# Digital Rights
# Digital Rights

ECJ asked to rule on mandatory retention of phone and internet data

Jan 27th 2012, 6:39 PM 3,980 Views 12 Comments

The High Court has asked the European Court of Justice to rule on how much communications data the State can retain.

Independent radio stations praise calls for 'broadcasting charge'
# Broadcasting
# Broadcasting

Independent radio stations praise calls for 'broadcasting charge'

Jan 19th 2012, 5:30 PM 3,708 Views 26 Comments

The Independent Broadcasters of Ireland wants the new revenue to be split among other broadcasters, not just RTÉ.

Government considers household charge to replace TV licence fee
# Household Charge II
# Household Charge II

Government considers household charge to replace TV licence fee

Jan 19th 2012, 8:45 AM 7,208 Views 136 Comments

Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte wants to target some 15 per cent of people who evade the TV licence or may watch television online instead.

ComReg warns of increase in 'corporate phone-hacking'
# Hacking
# Hacking

ComReg warns of increase in 'corporate phone-hacking'

Aug 3rd 2011, 4:22 PM 844 Views 3 Comments

Instances of hacking into a company’s switchboard, and then using their phone lines to make calls, are up in 2011.

Just Mobile to shut after just 10 months in operation
# Just Mobile
# Just Mobile

Just Mobile to shut after just 10 months in operation

Aug 3rd 2011, 11:11 AM 2,410 Views 20 Comments

Ireland’s only Irish-owned prepaid mobile network provider is to wind down services over the next three weeks.

UPC to create 50 jobs
# Jobs
# Jobs

UPC to create 50 jobs

Jul 28th 2011, 5:42 PM 1,047 Views 16 Comments

The company has also announced that it is to invest €80million into developing its broadband network.

Postcodes could be on the way as postal reform bill clears Oireachtas
# Postcodes
# Postcodes

Postcodes could be on the way as postal reform bill clears Oireachtas

Jul 27th 2011, 4:16 PM 1,289 Views 33 Comments

The Communications Regulation (Postal Service) Bill was passed last night – clearing the way for a postcode system.

Poll: Are you happy with your internet connection?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you happy with your internet connection?

Jun 28th 2011, 9:19 AM 4,773 Views 105 Comments

Google’s Eric Schmidt says Ireland is falling behind in terms of internet connectivity. But how do you feel about your connection?

Ireland still has no missing children's hotline - because nobody's prepared to run it
# Missing
# Missing

Ireland still has no missing children's hotline - because nobody's prepared to run it

Jun 13th 2011, 3:23 PM 779 Views 13 Comments

The 116000 number has been reserved for a national hotline, like those in Europe – but nobody has applied to run it.

Annual inflation rate reaches 3.2 per cent in April
# Inflation
# Inflation

Annual inflation rate reaches 3.2 per cent in April

May 12th 2011, 2:25 PM 378 Views 0 Comments

The Consumer Price Index rises 3.2 per cent, fuelled by a surge in the price of domestic utilities and housing.

One in five Irish people watch TV regularly on a computer
# Mobile Tv
# Mobile Tv

One in five Irish people watch TV regularly on a computer

May 6th 2011, 12:48 PM 1,258 Views 0 Comments

Despite change in how people watch TV shows, survey finds 60 per cent are not in favour of Universal Household Charge.

Minister Hanafin's office denies change to internet providers' legislation - for now
# Three Strikes Rule
# Three Strikes Rule

Minister Hanafin's office denies change to internet providers' legislation - for now

Feb 24th 2011, 12:54 PM 3,155 Views 0 Comments

Rumours that a statutory instrument would be ‘rushed through’ tomorrow had emerged on the Silicon Republic website.

Amazing NASA video: the most powerful solar flare in four years
# Solar Flare
From The Daily Edge
# Solar Flare

Amazing NASA video: the most powerful solar flare in four years

Feb 19th 2011, 2:34 PM 1,021 Views 0 Comments

NASA has released footage of a so-called class X event — the most powerful form of solar flare.

Eircom revenues dip by 8.5% amid industry ‘challenges’
# Eircom
# Eircom

Eircom revenues dip by 8.5% amid industry ‘challenges’

Aug 31st 2010, 9:31 AM 183 Views 0 Comments

Intel to buy Infineon’s wireless unit
# Communications
# Communications

Intel to buy Infineon’s wireless unit

Aug 30th 2010, 2:30 PM 162 Views 0 Comments

Intel and Infineon Technologies shake on a $1.4bn deal.

More than a quarter of Irish people without landline
# Communications
# Communications

More than a quarter of Irish people without landline

Aug 6th 2010, 8:36 PM 267 Views 0 Comments

We’ve ditched landlines for mobiles and laptops.

Imagine buys Clearwire
# Imagine
# Imagine

Imagine buys Clearwire

Jul 26th 2010, 11:40 AM 202 Views 0 Comments