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Vodafone is blocking Lucinda's new party website - but not on purpose

The service provider has promised to whitelist the site and customers should soon be able to access it.

Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

IT HAS EMERGED today that network provider Vodafone is blocking the ‘Reboot Ireland’ website, for Lucinda Creighton’s new political party.

Creighton announced yesterday that this new party will launch in eight weeks, calling on the general public to join and help shape the future of politics.

A shiny new website was also launched yesterday on which people can sign up to volunteers, become a candidate and offer a donation. Not everyone was able to access it, however.

Jason Roe, who is director of data and analytics for Reboot Ireland, questioned the service provider on Twitter today.

Responding to Roe, Vodafone confirmed the site was being blocked, but that it was “unintentionally caught” in one of its APN filters.

They promised to put it on the whitelist as a priority so if you are a Vodafone customer who is dying to sign up to Lucinda’s new party, you shouldn’t be waiting long.

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