Magnet Networks has announced that it has upgraded its minimum offered broadband speed to 30Mbps, up from a previous speed of 5Mbps, and almost ten times greater than the average internet download speed of 3.34Mbps in Ireland.
Location reports in Google Analytics will soon delineate Irish counties, replacing the current provincial overview that was introduced in June of this year. This news follows enquiries that we made to Google regarding missing location data for Ireland in Google Analytics last month.
Last week we tweeted a few statistics concerning Facebook's user base as a percentage of the Irish population. Now Edelman, a PR company operating in Ireland, has released this infographic confirming that almost 44% of the Irish population are on Facebook.
Consumer electronics giant Apple are to create up to 350 new jobs in Cork, Ireland, after agreeing to lease offices in Cork’s city centre, according to the Irish Examiner. The new offices, on Cork’s Half Moon Street, constitue 25,000sq. ft. and may accommodate up to 350 workers.
Pharmaceutical company MSD has officially opened two new facilities at their existing Brinny site near Innishannon, Cork. The two new facilities, the Brinny Bioassay Centre of Expertise and the Brinny Pneumococcal Vaccine Conjugation Facility, represent a financial investment of €28.6 million and the provision of 70 jobs.
Tomorrow, Saturday, is the first day of a week long Tourism Ireland initiative where social media determines the road trip route taken by two avid British adventurers visiting Ireland. Their trip begins tomorrow in Belfast and ends seven days later in Cork, with the public deciding their journey southwards throughout the week.
The Gardaí, Ireland’s national police force, has joined Twitter ahead of the historic visits of Queen Elizabeth and President Barack Obama in the next two weeks. The Gardaí’s Twitter account, @gardatraffic, will become one of the main ways the police force will notify the public of planned widespread disruptions to vehicle and pedestrian travel in and around Dublin City.
With only a short time to go to the 2011 census night on April 10 the Central Statistics Office has released an infographic explaining how this year’s form was created.According to the graphic over 2 million census forms will be printed this year, these will be delivered to every home in the country from 440 regional offices. After the April 10 census night the forms will be collected, scanned and analysed for publication by the CSO from July.
Ireland’s communication’s regulator, ComReg, has scrapped plans to launch digital mobile TV Ireland, it announced today. The regulator said in a policy document, ”[it has become apparent to] ComReg that use of the identified spectrum to provide a Mobile TV service in Ireland was not the subject of particularly strong interest to potential operators, and interest in the proposed procedure to grant the authorisation diminished.”