She told the Taoiseach that broadband provision in rural Ireland remained a “big problem” and she asked him how long people are going to have to wait. “It’s not fair that people in Dublin get access to everything. Everyone should have those opportunities,” she said.

Seems legit.

*stares into abyss*

25 thoughts on “Hmm

  1. Tom

    I hate this crap. Obviously put up to it by their parents.
    Leo should have asked if she is happy to stump up the 12k for her own personal broadband. Or maybe tell her to ask why her parents decided to bring her up in the middle of nowhere.

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    1. Vanessa the Holy Face of Frilly Keane

      Ah give over

      Hardly the middle of nowhere
      If Tesco’s are there

      And d’ya know what
      The demand for this needs to come from kids like Aoibheann

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          1. postmanpat

            There all related down the country. Folks are probably, at least, second cousins.

          2. martco

            yeah. done like a KBC morkeshing manager boss little person.

            ah Frillz, I thought you were a healthy cynic. You’re losing your edge a bit.

            another Ricky Gervais level cringe from the tool who just can’t help himself.

            like something a pvc windows salesman would try to sell another conseveratory wha

  2. GiggidyGoo

    Any relation to the ‘thank you’ card writer that was read out in Europe? Or the ‘two pints’ lad?
    Until recently she has had to go to Tesco. So obviously she now has access herself then?

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  3. dav

    Oh, this completely justifies Leo spending 3billion on an State asset and handing it over to a private company..

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  4. Stephen

    “It’s not fair that people in Dublin get access to everything. Everyone should have those opportunities”

    Ball to that, you pay a premium to live close to population centers where there are more services, you can’t expect to pay feck all for a house in the country and expect the same level of services.

    I’m not saying we shouldn’t look at getting better internet around the country but 3bn is an excessive amount to be delivering it to every last tom, dick and harry. There has to be a limit and a balance between money spent and the greater good

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    1. SOQ

      I’m not saying we shouldn’t look at getting better internet around the country but 3bn is an excessive amount to be delivering it to every last tom, dick and harry not to be covered by Eir.

      There fixed for you Stephen- Your’e welcome.

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  5. Dhaughton99

    The RTÉ news headline for the story is “Taoiseach taken to task by 12-year-old over broadband”

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  6. Murtles

    Aoibheann, only €14 million has been squandered, apologies, spent to date on KPMG and PwC for consultancy reports. There’ll have to be at least €6 million more given away to the boys before work on the €5 billion broadband project can be given to the other boys. 5 course dinners and champagne all round nod nod wink wink.

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  7. eoin

    This was one of the main stories on the RTE website today.

    A random 12-year old said she wanted broadband in rural areas. And RTE reported it. As a main story.

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  8. Gokkers

    pulls on the auld fiber cables of me heart!, still, more effective than a bedraggled middle aged business man from Mayo cap in hand to Leo.

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