Post Offices - The Post Office or Oifig an Phoist in Irish, is located in the centre of most towns and the service is known as An Post. In Northern Ireland the service is provided by The Royal Mail.
Phone Services - There is an excellent telephone service to all parts of the country provided by Eircom in The Republic of Ireland and British Telecom in Northern Ireland. There are many mobile companies and coverage is good across the country. You should receive a text from the provider nearest to you offering their service.
Internet - Numerous hotels offer a free WIFI service. If you are unable to access the network simply ask at reception. Similarily restaurants, bars, and the local McDonalds all offer free WIFI. Internet access is high speed but can be difficult to get reception in the more remote areas.
Newspapers - The national newspapers are The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times. All UK tabloids such as The Star, The Sun and The Mirror are also available. These papers are called The Irish Star etc but mostly have the same content as the UK editions. In Northern Ireland you can also get The Belfast Telegraph and The Irish News. Every County has its own newspaper and some have two or more. These are a great source of what is on in the area.
Television - Most bars/restaurants have a television and as Ireland is a sports mad country there always seems to be sport of some sort on at all times. The main channels are RTE 1, RTE 2, TV3 and the Irish language Channel TG4. BBC 1 and 2, ITV are also available as are all the Sky channels.
Radio - There are many local as well as national radio stations. RTE broadcast daily as do The BBC. For more local information enquire into the stations in your particular area.
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