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Irishoutages.com; a simple website that keeps you informed.irish outages

Ever been stuck at home when your network goes? You’re stuck there wondering ‘Is the network down or is it just me’? Rather than relying on your family or friends to confirm or deny that it’s ‘just you’, you need irishoutages.com. It’s a very simple and striaghtforward website that foregoes all the usual bells and whistles. Simply go to the site, look for the service you’re having issues with and see if other users are experiencing problems or not. It has all the major phone networks in Ireland, services like Netflix and the Playstation Network and TV services such as Sky and UPC among many others. naughty list

Each company has a page with lots of info including a graph displaying outages in the last 24 hours, most reported problems (as a %), resolved issues (%) and the users can also add comments, usually to vent their frustration. Probably the most important bit if info is the Live Outages Map. This is a map showing where all the reported outages are coming from. So, you can see in an instant if people in your area are reporting issues. There are also links to the companies help centres and social media platforms.

The website also maintains a kind of ‘naughty list’. This is the 10 companies with the most issues that week.

It’s a very handy website for quick checks but as the reports are user generated, the information should be taken with a grain of salt.

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