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Eircom nationwide fault

A NATIONWIDE fault Eircom is experiencing today with phone line is affecting private and business users in Clare. Gas Networks Ireland has warned this may affect customers using the 1850 20 50 50 number to report gas escapes. “If you cannot get through on this number, please call one of our temporary gas emergency numbers. The following are the numbers; 087 9160734 or 087 9160701. These numbers are only to be used in case of a gas emergency. Alternatively, call 999 or 112,” the company said in a statement.

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eircom’s recruitment deadline looms

eircom’s Apprentice and Graduate scheme, which will create in the region of 375 jobs over the next five years, closes for applicants on Friday. The initiative is part of a €18 million investment by eircom, aimed at enhancing the company’s skills’ base and building an innovative, national communications network across Ireland. This is the first large scale sustained recruitment programme by the company in almost 30 years. Sixty apprentices, of Leaving Certificte qualifications, will be recruited each year, while 15 honours graduates will be taken on each year. Following the successful completion of the training programmes, top performers in both programmes will be offered full-time roles with eircom.

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Mulcahy’s ‘no’ to internet charges increase

Senator Tony Mulcahy has called on Eircom and other fibre broadband providers not to increase internet charges after Commission for Communications Regulation (Comreg) said rural internet users are not paying the full cost of broadband provision. Senator Mulcahy, who is Fine Gael Seanad spokesperson on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, expressed his concern following a report byIrelandOffline which outlines how urban broadband customers are subsidising rural users and that Eircom may apply to the regulator to raise its rural broadband prices to recover rural costs. He has pledged to contact COMREG and Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Alex White, requesting them to discourage operators from introducing price hikes. “The quality of fibre broadband services in rural parts of County Clare is generally well below that of what is provided in larger towns such as Kilrush, Shannon and Ennis,” he observed.

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Wiley dissatisfied with broadband delay

Killaloe local election candidate and Bodyke resident, Liam Wiley has reacted angrily to comments made by Clare Labour Party TD, Michael McNamara on the provision of rural broadband in County Clare. Reacting to comments made by Deputy McNamara last week, where he announced that Eircom exchanges in Feakle and Scariff would be upgraded in the next 12 to 18 months, Mr Wiley said it was “completely unacceptable” to leave the people of East Clare waiting 18 months. “I find it amazing that Deputy McNamara can say with a straight face that it will take as much as 18 months to upgrade the rural broadband network in County Clare. What are the people of Clare supposed to do in the meantime? They have to deal with extremely slow broadband and the best they can hope for is quicker download speeds in 2015? “This is completely unacceptable and reflects just how out of touch the Labour Party has become with the problems …

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