According to RTÃƒÂƒÃ‚Â‰ News, Dublin City Council has abandoned its plans to supply Dublin City with blanket free wireless networking. This is disappointing news, made more bearable by the fact that I was (surprisingly) unaware of the plan until it had been scrapped.
Dublin City Council has decided the plan would be contrary to EU law on state aid, as well as not financially possible. The project is estimated to cost €27m.
The good news is that we’ll still be getting free wi-fi from libraries and other public buildings.