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Microsoft Closes $26.2 Billion LinkedIn Acquisition

It has been a few months since Microsoft announced its intention to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. Deals as big as this require a lot of time to through the various legal and regulatory hurdles that stand in the way. All of that is now over for this particular deal as it has now been […]

Ireland falls behind in cybersecurity war

The government agency tasked with safeguarding the state and critical national infrastructure from cyberattacks is significantly under-resourced and has limited capacity to respond to such events, The Times can reveal. Internal documents show that the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) needs a significant increase in investment to adopt EU security requirements and thwart attacks on […]

Broadband speed in slow lane

New data demonstrates parts of the country experience broadband speeds up to 36 times slower than others and reveals the country’s broadband hot and not spots. The data suggests that as few as a quarter of households could be receiving speeds of 30Mbps or more, the minimum target set out in the National Broadband Plan: […]

Virgin Media records full-year loss as revenues dip

Subscriber numbers slip for the group, which reported €3.87m pre-tax loss last year. Virgin Media Ireland fell into the red in 2015, recording a €3.87 million pre-tax loss as against a €26 million profit a year earlier as customer numbers fell.. The company, which has invested heavily in its network in recent years, reported earnings […]

National broadband plan will fail those in our country areas

High-speed internet access is more important than ever but getting fibre to all homes is not the way forward in rural Ireland. The National Broadband Plan, the Government’s initiative to provide high-speed fibre internet connections to every home in the country, has been hit with setbacks, budget cuts and delays almost since its inception. The […]

Areas of Cork among slowest for broadband

New data this week revealed the Cork has some of the worst areas in the country for broadband speeds. Of the20 slowest areas in the country, four are in Cork, with Dromahane is county Cork among the five worst in the country. The speed test data collected by Switcher.ie, the independent price comparison website and […]