AA Ireland. Report Highlights 2.47% Increase In Annual Cost Of Running A Home

After dropping for the first time in four years in 2015, the annual cost of owning and maintaining a family home has risen again to €16,611.14 – equating to about 45.39 per cent of the current average Irish national wage, according to figures issued today by AA Home Insurance. The AA carries out a detailed […]

‘Rural Ireland’ Is Far From Dead

‘Rural Ireland’ has the ability to become an economically powerful region in its own right, according to the director of one of the region’s key funding agencies which covers the Midlands region. With its key strengths of people, energy and resources connected, David Minton, director of the Northern & Western Regional Assembly (NWRA) believes that […]

Casa Systems Establishes International Operations In Limerick

Casa Systems, Inc. (Casa), a worldwide leader in next-generation ultra-broadband access technology, announced today that it has established international operations in Limerick, creating 50+ new jobs over 3 years. The move will allow the company to support its continued growth internationally, bringing it closer to its European customers and acting as a base for non-US […]

CIF Opinion Article: Lack Of Investment In Housing, Water And Broadband Will Cost Us For Generations

All parties involved in trying to form a government agree that solving the housing shortage will be a priority, it appears. However, the housing crisis cannot be solved without addressing Ireland’s infrastructure gap. Without addressing both, Ireland risks creating miserable and unsustainable communities cramped into the Greater Dublin region while our rural economy stagnates. A […]

IFA Calls For Greater Co-Operation By Service Providers To Deliver Better Mobile Phine & Broadband Coverage

IFA Environment and Rural Affairs Chairman Thomas Cooney has called on the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) to demand a higher level of co-operation between mobile and broadband service providers in an attempt to address the significant levels of poor coverage in rural areas.   Speaking after a positive meeting with ComReg he said, “IFA’s […]

Broadband Infrastructure Vital For Farm And Rural Business

Welcoming the launch of a National Broadband Intervention Strategy today (Wed), IFA General Secretary Pat Smith said it was very important to deliver the roll-out within the shortest timeframe possible.   “The commitment to deliver this by 2020 will have to realised and the pricing structure for rural customers must be affordable and the same […]

The Irish Government will work with a range of Telecoms companies to ensure a nationwide roll out of fast Broadband over the next three years.

This will be the single most important investment needed to secure future jobs in Ireland Minister Rabbitte told new graduates at a conferring ceremony in UCC this morning. The Communications Minister explained that the process would involve two phases – firstly the telecoms industry needs to be freed up so that the range of companies […]