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# ossian-smyth - Thursday 27 January, 2022

Minister 'disappointed' with broadband rollout delays as firm says completion dates uncertain
# WiFi
# WiFi

Minister 'disappointed' with broadband rollout delays as firm says completion dates uncertain

Jan 27th 2022, 4:15 PM 14,759 Views 40 Comments

National Broadband Ireland told an Oireachtas committee that issues have arisen with the rollout that are “beyond our direct control”.

Telecoms regulator launches major plan to tackle volume of scam calls to Irish mobile users
# Scam Calls
# Scam Calls

Telecoms regulator launches major plan to tackle volume of scam calls to Irish mobile users

Jan 27th 2022, 12:05 AM 27,219 Views 45 Comments
  • The communications regulator has set up a taskforce to tackle the problem, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • Monthly meetings will examine proposals such as blocking callers from abroad which 'clone' Irish phone numbers.
  • ComReg says mobile users in Ireland are being 'inconvenienced, confused, and threatened' by volume of fraudulent calls and texts.

# ossian-smyth - Wednesday 3 November, 2021

Barry Cowen claims the ESB may have ‘orchestrated’ the current energy crisis
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

Barry Cowen claims the ESB may have ‘orchestrated’ the current energy crisis

Nov 3rd 2021, 6:45 PM 45,405 Views 0 Comments

Cowen asked why the ESB is being rewarded “handsomely despite exacerbating the supply shortage”.

# ossian-smyth - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

Levy on disposable coffee cups to be introduced in coming months
# Waste
# Waste

Levy on disposable coffee cups to be introduced in coming months

Aug 3rd 2021, 10:12 AM 35,959 Views 75 Comments

The fee could be introduced later this year or early next year.

# ossian-smyth - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Major investment and increase in staff at National Cyber Security Centre
# Cyber Security
# Cyber Security

Major investment and increase in staff at National Cyber Security Centre

Jul 13th 2021, 5:29 PM 10,698 Views 15 Comments

An increase in the NCSC will see it rise by €2.5m for 2022.

People who have had Covid-19 will be able to contact a call centre to get a recovery certificate
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

People who have had Covid-19 will be able to contact a call centre to get a recovery certificate

Updated Jul 13th 2021, 4:40 PM 34,361 Views 41 Comments

There was some confusion between ministers earlier today over what role GPs would play.

# ossian-smyth - Thursday 8 July, 2021

Govt to issue 1.9 million digital certs Monday but they won't be compulsory for travel, says Minister
# EU Covid Pass
# EU Covid Pass

Govt to issue 1.9 million digital certs Monday but they won't be compulsory for travel, says Minister

Updated Jul 8th 2021, 6:22 PM 56,205 Views 46 Comments

Minister of State Ossian Smyth said the Covid pass would speed things up at the airport.

# ossian-smyth - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Minister claims he was speaking in 'personal' capacity when he called for second opinion on NPHET advice
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Minister claims he was speaking in 'personal' capacity when he called for second opinion on NPHET advice

Updated Jun 29th 2021, 9:21 PM 71,501 Views 146 Comments

NPHET issued advice to government yesterday.

# ossian-smyth - Saturday 29 May, 2021

Government won't provide free PCR tests to people heading off on international holidays, says junior Minister
# Ossian Smyth
# Ossian Smyth

Government won't provide free PCR tests to people heading off on international holidays, says junior Minister

May 29th 2021, 4:17 PM 46,276 Views 93 Comments

Minister for State Ossian Smyth says that holidaymakers will need to reach out to private testing companies.

# ossian-smyth - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Microsoft has landed permission (at a price) for a giant new Leopardstown campus
# Building Momentum
# Building Momentum

Microsoft has landed permission (at a price) for a giant new Leopardstown campus

Aug 6th 2014, 1:06 PM 20,995 Views 35 Comments

Development fees of around €8 million levied on the multinational will help make up a property tax-related budget hole for the county council.