• High Court: Ireland Cannot Enforce 'Kick Pirates Off The Internet' Laws

    Big news coming out of Ireland today regarding the war on piracy, the most hilarious war of them all. The gist is that the High Court has said that laws that would cut pirates off the Internet are simply unenforceable, effectively putting an end to the practice. The BBC says the court decision will likely have a “knock-on effect” in other countries around Europe. Read More

  • 50 Irish tech start-ups get their own tracker

    [Ireland] The top 50 technology start-ups in Ireland are now being ranked and tracked weekly online, receiving a score of 1-100 based on performance, press coverage and other variables. In a joint effort with Silicon Valley-based tracking company YouNoodle, the Irish Times newspaper is producing the Irish Times Tech 50 feature, posted on its business website, where the 50 companies’… Read More

  • Luck ran out: Irish ISP agrees to music industry demands to selectively block access to Web sites

    An Irish ISP has apparently buckled under the pressure of The Man, and will now block access to any and every site The Man asks it to. Think The Pirate Bay and related sites. Let’s put on our outrage hats, everyone. Read More

  • Man lands airplane via text messages

    A small airplane in Ireland suddenly found itself in a dilly of a pickle of a jam when it "lost all onboard electrical power, communications and weather radar soon after take-off from Kerry airport," according to The Irish Times. The twin-engine Piper contained a pilot and four passengers. The pilot was unable to make contact with the nearest air traffic control tower, so he tried… Read More

  • iPhone now in Austria, Ireland: T-Mo, O2 rubbing hands together

    [photopress:iphoneaustria.jpg,full,center] The iPhone is now on sale in Austria. Married to T-Mobile, Apple’s smartphone comes in two configurations, a 399 euro 8GB model and a 499 16GB model. That’s double the storage capacity for 25 percent more cash. You should note that there’s no unlimited data plan. For 39 euros per month, you’ll get 3GB data transfer and 1,000… Read More

  • Garsh n' Begorrah, my wee bairns! Ireland's O2 gets the iPhone

    ‘Tis their intention ta dry off and then buy an iPhone. Join ’em? Pull a pint and twiddle your muff because Ireland’s O2 will be selling the iPhone (translation: “tha’ bleedin’ iPhone, ye ponce”) at $600 for the 8GB and $750 for the 16GB. For about $50 a month you get up to 1GB of data and the standard SMS and talk times. Don’t be a wee… Read More