15 years of the IEDR in Ireland (infographic)

29 Oct 2015

82pc of Irish households are now online, but 91pc of businesses aren't capable of handling e-commerce transactions

The total number of registered .ie domains stands at 209,432, the IEDR revealed in an infographic to mark its 15th anniversary.

The IE Domain Registry is 15 years old this year and is marking the occasion today International Internet Day (29 October) with an internet exhibition at chq Building entitled The History and the Future of the Internet in Ireland which will run from today (29 October) until Friday 6 November.

It also held a panel discussion where futurist Rudy de Waele told the audience: “We are entering an era where impossible becomes doable and that our generation is the first to cope with such an accelerated rate of change.”

He explained advances in artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things and 3D printing and how, over the coming decades, they will radically alter society and the economy.

Currently 82pc of Irish households now have internet access at home.

Earlier today the IEDR revealed that 91pc of Irish businesses are incapable of handling e-commerce transactions. According to the IEDR research 63pc of SMEs have a website and more than half of Irish businesses (58pc) use Facebook to connect with customers.


Irish internet user image via Shutterstock

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years