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Irish Internet Statistics from Eurostat

EuroStat, the research body for Europe, published some interesting comparative figures in late September, which I finally get to comment on (not that the boffins in the EU are holding their breaths waiting for my comments!). The survey was conducted in the EU 27 countries and a further four countries to cover a ‘euro zone’. The questions are fairly basic but at least we are able to draw a competitive between ourselves and the rest of this Eurozone. Looking at the stats it has to be remembered that there are massive regional differences. Some countries adopted to the Internet much quicker (some due to geographic factors) and some of the countries – the ‘accession’ countries – are really just getting to grips with all the new technologies. As soon as I began to look at the recent statistics, I began to glaze over. Not because I found them dull and uninteresting but, due to the structure for the European Union, the data becomes particularly repetitive. The same group of countries features on the top of each list and, likewise, the same group feature at the bottom of the list. So, the easiest and most efficient way to look at this…