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Chaos of fake news a reminder of the risks of technological progress

17 May 2017

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 As society grapples with the ever-increasing reach of digital technologies, the chaotic state of the news industry may come to be seen as the canary in the digital coalmine. 

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Skibbereen and Ludgate Hub show the Digital Single Market vision in action

28 Nov 2016

 

A disused Skibbereen bakery turned digital hub provided the centrepiece for National Digital Week 2016, and aims to demonstrate how digital can transform the local economy. 

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Addressing imbalances created by digital technology a priority for EU regulators

03 Oct 2016

The conclusion recently reached by European Union (EU) Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager that Apple was the recipient of illegal state aid from the Irish government between 1991 and 2007 was not unexpected, but the scale of the order to repay €13bn in back taxes from 2003 and 2013 took many by surprise.

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker sets out his vision for the Europe

15 Sep 2016

 

In the run-up to the Bratislava Summit of the EU 27 on 16 September 2016, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker delivered his annual State of the Union Address in Strasbourg on 14 September 2016 before members of the European Parliament, the College of Commissioners and the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU. 

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Civilian Drone Regulation, Ready for Take-Off?

19 Dec 2014

The market for privately owned and operated drones is expanding. This blog examines the regulatory role the European Commission will play in integrating civilian drones into European airspace.

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Fibre to the Building (FTTB) - Power to the People

20 Nov 2014

The third and final animation in the IIEA’s/ESB ‘Power to the People’ series focuses on the arrival of end-to-end fibre optic broadband in Ireland. In July 2014, ESB and Vodafone announced a joint venture which would utilise the existing electricity infrastructure to deliver 100 per cent fibre broadband to up to 500,000 homes and businesses throughout Ireland. The delivery of fibre optic cables directly to the building (FTTB) means that many Irish users, particularly outside of Dublin, who had previously lacked high-speed connections will now have access to speeds from 200-1000 Mbps.

 

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Web Summit Report: Disruption, New Partnerships and Europe’s Technology Market

06 Nov 2014

Disruption of traditional industry models, new partnerships and the outlook for the technology sector as a whole were key topics of discussion at the Web Summit yesterday.

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Understanding the Smart Grid

21 Oct 2014

Smart grids are the topic of the second animation in the Institute’s ESB “Power to the People” series for 2014. This video explores what makes a grid smart and which benefits it brings to the consumer. While the smart grid constitutes a central part of national and EU-level energy policy, it remains an unclear concept for many. 

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A New Start for Entrepreneurs and the EU in November

02 Oct 2014

A new College of European Commissioners will take office on 1 November 2014. What does this mean for European startups?

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European Council remembers 1914 and plans ahead for the rest of the decade and beyond

25 Jun 2014

The IIEA research team outlines the major issues on the agenda for the European Council summit on 26-27 June 2014.

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Data protection reforms to be impacted by landmark European Court of Justice decisions

05 Jun 2014

Rulings by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in the last two months in relation to two landmark cases could have a major bearing on the EU’s attempts to negotiate much-needed data protection reforms.

 

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A Turning Point for Net Neutrality

14 May 2014

April 2014 was a pivotal month in the global debate over net neutrality. Policy developments in recent weeks could have major implications for how consumers access content and services online, and for the future design of the Internet itself.

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