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# communications - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Former RTÉ London Editor to join Concern Worldwide

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

# communications - Friday 19 October, 2012

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

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?

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

# communications - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Oireachtas committee to visit Leitrim to discuss fracking Gas

Oireachtas committee to visit Leitrim to discuss fracking

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.

# communications - Monday 17 September, 2012

UPC to double internet speeds for new broadband customers

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

# communications - Sunday 16 September, 2012

What are they doing with that analogue space?

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

# communications - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Office of Data Protection Commissioner seeks technology advice

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.

# communications - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Microsoft agrees $1.2 billion deal for Yammer acquisition

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

# communications - Sunday 24 June, 2012

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

Organise your own social media event

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.

# communications - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

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

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

# communications - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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

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

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

# communications - Monday 19 March, 2012

Poll: Has technology affected face-to-face communication? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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.

# communications - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

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

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

# communications - Friday 9 March, 2012’s progress report for the Government: Communications, technology

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

# communications - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Israeli military raid Palestinian TV stations over communications concerns

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

# communications - Friday 24 February, 2012

In pictures: Latest iPhone 5 concept designs IPhone 5 This post contains images

In pictures: Latest iPhone 5 concept designs

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

# communications - Thursday 23 February, 2012

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

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

# communications - Monday 13 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Monday

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

# communications - Sunday 12 February, 2012

NASA planning 'orbiting lab' space communications project

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

# communications - Friday 27 January, 2012

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

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

# communications - Thursday 19 January, 2012

Independent radio stations praise calls for 'broadcasting charge'

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

Poll: Should a broadcasting charge replace the TV licence? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should a broadcasting charge replace the TV licence?

A new household-based charge is being proposed by Government to address TV licence evasion and the use of online television viewing. What do you think, is it a good idea?

Government considers household charge to replace TV licence fee

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

# communications - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

ComReg warns of increase in 'corporate phone-hacking'

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

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

# communications - Thursday 28 July, 2011

UPC to create 50 jobs

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

# communications - Wednesday 27 July, 2011

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

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

# communications - Tuesday 28 June, 2011

Poll: Are you happy with your internet connection? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you happy with your internet connection?

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

# communications - Monday 13 June, 2011

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

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

# communications - Thursday 12 May, 2011

Annual inflation rate reaches 3.2 per cent in April

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

# communications - Friday 6 May, 2011

One in five Irish people watch TV regularly on a computer

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

# communications - Thursday 24 February, 2011

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

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

# communications - Saturday 19 February, 2011

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

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

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

# communications - Tuesday 31 August, 2010

EIRCOM has reported an 8.5% fall in revenue for the year to June 31, with operating costs rising by 11.2% and net cash flow falling by 25.3%. The company laid off 582 full-time staff in the year but group CEO Paul Donovan said the results highlighted “the challenges that remain to return eircom group to profitable growth.”

# communications - Monday 30 August, 2010

Intel to buy Infineon’s wireless unit

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

# communications - Friday 6 August, 2010

A RECENT survey has revealed that 29% of Irish people do not own a landline telephone, in contrast to just 4% of people who said they did not own a mobile phone.

The survey, was carried out by the Communications Regulation (ComReg).

Even though 60% of respondents had contacted the customer service department of their landline company with a problem, 90% still claim to be satisfied with the service received. The figure was similar for mobile phone users.

The survey also looked into computer use. It found that 80% of respondents now had a laptop or personal computer in their homes.

70% of computer users subscribed to an internet connection – 46% of these said they used a DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) to connect.

Notable, the survey highlighted that 46% of internet users did not know what their download speed was.

Another area that respondents seemed to have little knowledge about related to television; even though 98% of people had a television, only a third knew about the proposed analogue TV switch-off due for 2012.

# communications - Monday 26 July, 2010

TELECOMS group Imagine has bought Clearwire. The financial details have not been revealed but Imagine has said it will use Clearwire’s infrastructure to roll out its WiMax network, a fully mobile broadband service.