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Do we have enough people in Ireland?

Do we have enough people in Ireland?

In 1845, before the great famine, the population of Ireland stood at 8.5 million, which was exactly half of the 17 million population of the United States at the time. The US now has a population of 330 million, we have dropped from 50% to 1.5% of the US population. Today, in our near neighbour the Netherlands, over 500 people live at a high standard per square kilometre, here in Ireland it is ... read more>
Healthcare in a post pandemic world

Healthcare in a post pandemic world

Our attitudes to healthcare have changed enormously since the pandemic began. New studies by McKinsey and PWC have shown how attitudes are shifting in relation to medical technology, remote delivery, and new ways of interacting with healthcare providers. The pandemic demonstrated how much we look to new technology, whether it be mRNA vaccines or healthcare apps and IT to administer our inter... read more>
How the Irish housing crisis is affecting you

How the Irish housing crisis is affecting you

At OneBigSwitch we work hard to get better prices on household bills for homeowners and householders. We, like many other businesses in Ireland, depend on the next generation of citizens being able to buy or rent a home. Therefore, we get worried when we see our housing crisis getting worse. Housing crises are not unique to Ireland, many countries have them. The causes are complex and varied... read more>
Eir Announces Extension to Gigabit Fibre Network

Eir Announces Extension to Gigabit Fibre Network

Eir recently announced an extension to it’s Gigabit Fibre network, expanding its presence to 79 towns and villages across Ireland. Together with its rural fibre rollout programme, which completed in 2019, more than 800,000 premises across Ireland can now access superfast fibre broadband.  eir’s Gigabit Fibre Network has arrived to premises in the towns below and customers can check if they can... read more>
Seven banks have abandoned the Irish market. There are only three left.

Seven banks have abandoned the Irish market. There are only three left.

KBC Bank has announced it is leaving the Irish market. Ulster Bank is also leaving. Bank of Scotland, Irish Nationwide, Danske Bank, Anglo Irish and ACC Bank are long gone. With seven banks gone, there are now only three retail banks left in the country. We have a worsening problem with competition in Ireland. For a very long time banking, insurance, retail and energy providers were dominate... read more>