Sky to launch Sky 3D on 3rd April – kicks off with Man United V Chelsea

Sky has just confirmed that it will launch Sky 3D with the potentially Premiership deciding title clash between Manchester United and Chelsea on Saturday 3rd April. It will be shown in a a thousand pubs across the UK and Ireland…

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Ashley NorrisSky to launch Sky 3D on 3rd April – kicks off with Man United V Chelsea

Top 5 Saint Patrick's Day iPhone apps

St Patrick's Day always throws up the best craic of the year. Whether you're a bred-in-the-blood Irishman or a Plastic Paddy, here are the top five apps to get your iPhone in the mood for the Emerald Isle's festivities….

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Gerald LynchTop 5 Saint Patrick's Day iPhone apps

Ireland gets 'three-strikes' policy for music downloads

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Meanwhile, over the Irish Sea, the four major music labels have just come to an agreement with Eircom (Ireland’s equivalent of BT) to cut off persistent downloaders after two warnings – the famous “three strikes” approach to music piracy.

Ireland joins France in being the only countries in the world to implement the system, which alienates ISP customers, especially as people get accused of things they’ve not done on a regular basis. The labels say that they’re going to take “all necessary steps” to get other ISPs to follow suit, though I anticipate there’ll be a considerable amount of resistance, especially when they see customers deserting Eircom in their droves.

(via Irish Times)

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Duncan GeereIreland gets 'three-strikes' policy for music downloads

iPhone coming to Ireland on Friday 14th March — NO UNLIMITED DATA PLAN

Apple iPhoneO2 Ireland has announced that the iPhone will finally come to the Republic on Friday, 14th March. The 8GB version will cost €399 and the 16GB version €499.

There are three tariffs available — €45, €65, and €100 per month — but GET THIS. There will be NO unlimited data plan available. A monthly 1GB cap on data will be imposed, with excess data use charged at 2c per MB. Ouch!

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Andy MerrettiPhone coming to Ireland on Friday 14th March — NO UNLIMITED DATA PLAN

iLike now includes UK, Ireland, Australian music concerts

Facebook-storming music application iLike has announced that they've broken out of North American, and are now providing more international concert coverage, specifically in the UK, Ireland, and Australia. All Ticketmaster concerts are now imported into the system, and on Facebook,…

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Andy MerrettiLike now includes UK, Ireland, Australian music concerts

Shock: Text messages blamed for declining standards in written language

Ireland's State Examination Commission has come to the conclusion that we all knew already: the rise in text messaging is a contributing factor in the decline of writing standards. "The emergence of the mobile phone and the rise of text…

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Andy MerrettShock: Text messages blamed for declining standards in written language