FOLLOWING her first meeting as a full member of the European Parliaments Tourism Taskforce Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has cautioned those in the tourist trade not to ignore the fact that the tourism market has gone digital, “Fáilte Ireland research shows that over 73% of holidaymakers to Ireland use the internet for planning a holiday here. What is more interesting is how they are using the internet. According to
EIRCOM CEO Herb Hribar has been asked to explain why it took more than four weeks to fix a fault in an eircom exchange in West Cork which caused major disruption to broadband services. Local TD Noel Harrington has written to Mr Hribar demanding an explanation after services in Skibbereen faced major disruption for an extended period.
FEAR of a new technology or technophobia to give it its proper name is nothing new, in fact it is as old as technology itself. Its essence is hard-wired in the human psyche and has like all fears, a perfectly rational basis – it is natural to be wary of what you do not understand just in case.
FILM Fans in West Cork can now sign up for Netflix, the first online film and TV rental service available in Ireland. The service streams movies and TV shows direct and on demand over the internet removing the need to rent a physical copy from a video store. The movies can be watched on internet enabled TVs, via games consoles or on computers, laptops, tablets and smart phones. The Irish