Gorey hit­ting the right dig­i­tal keys

Enniscorthy Guardian - - PICTURES - By BREN­DAN KEANE

THE Gov­ern­ment should fo­cus on cre­at­ing ‘dig­i­tal town hubs’ as part of a new Na­tional Broad­band Plan (NBP).

That was the view ex­pressed by the Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of IE Do­main Reg­istry, David Curtin, when he spoke at the In­ter­net Day cel­e­bra­tion in Gorey.

The town is this year’s of­fi­cial Dig­i­tal Town and Mr Curtin said the Gov­ern­ment should re­assess and re­set its NBP.

‘ The plan in its cur­rent form re­mains in limbo fol­low­ing the be­gin­ning of an in­de­pen­dent au­dit into the [its] fu­ture vi­a­bil­ity,’ said Mr Curtin.

He said pri­or­ity should be given to con­nect­ing re­gional towns so they can fully ben­e­fit from e-com­merce growth.

In­ter­net Day is a cel­e­bra­tion of the in­ter­net and its con­tri­bu­tion to so­ci­ety and the econ­omy hosted an­nu­ally by IE Do­main Reg­istry.

Lo­cal schools got to par­tic­i­pate in the Gorey event through work­shops and talks in a spe­cially con­structed ‘Dig­i­tal Dome’.

Kym Mooney, Cal­lie McGan­non, Sor­cha Gill-Kennedy and Kate­lyn Tomkins. Joanne Mor­ris and Mag McEl­wain from VTOS. First year stu­dents from

Bobby Kerr of New­stalk, In­no­vate CEO Jim Hughes and Vir­gin Me­dia Ire­land CEO Tony Han­way.

Gorey Com­mu­nity School prin­ci­pal Michael Finn, Cllr Mal­colm Byrme, area man­ager Amanda Byrne and cathaoir­lach Cllr John He­garty.

Aoife Com­mins, Kyle Sla­tor and Ami Pop­plewell from Gorey Com­mu­nity School.

Sarah Jo Kenny and So­phie Mur­phy from In­no­vate.

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