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Thread: Tourism Ireland spends 2.5m on new website that doesn't work on mobile phones

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    Default Tourism Ireland spends 2.5m on new website that doesn't work on mobile phones

    Tourism Ireland criticised for hiring UK website firm - National News - Independent.ie

    Ireland: Holidays in Ireland

    The Dail should pass at law.....no lets go further......there should be a Constitutional Amendment, that prevents anyone in the public sector signing off on an IT contract without first having it reviewed by a random secondary school student.
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    2.5 million for that? Jesus.
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    I work in this area. The cost is shocking. A series of FOI requests on this would be useful. Do a text search for 'Dublin pub' and the first hit is Dublin Zoo. Why didn't they use Google custom search (it's cheap) and it works. Overall imagery is good but UI is very poor. A very good job could have been done for 150k plus translation costs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goosebump View Post
    Tourism Ireland criticised for hiring UK website firm - National News - Independent.ie

    Ireland: Holidays in Ireland

    The Dail should pass at law.....no lets go further......there should be a Constitutional Amendment, that prevents anyone in the public sector signing off on an IT contract without first having it reviewed by a random secondary school student.
    Didn't Ireland.com used to belong to the Irish Times newspaper. I recall e-mail addresses from that site ending in ireland.com. The website link won't upload for me at all.
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    these guys plough through 70m a year, 2.5m is just back of the sofa money. it would be cheaper to close them down and give every tourist that stays more than a week a 100e voucher

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    For your parusal: irish internet association reponse to this:

    IIA STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO TOURISM IRELAND AWARDING CONTRACT TO LONDON BASED COMPANY

    AND this is the company that got the job .. and the taxpayers money:

    Hugo & Cat - a creative agency for a digital world

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    Outside of the €2.5m paid for the site they paid another whopping €500,000 just for the domain name -www.ireland.com-

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    Quote Originally Posted by goosebump View Post
    Tourism Ireland criticised for hiring UK website firm - National News - Independent.ie

    Ireland: Holidays in Ireland

    The Dail should pass at law.....no lets go further......there should be a Constitutional Amendment, that prevents anyone in the public sector signing off on an IT contract without first having it reviewed by a random secondary school student.
    More flookin ineptness. Jaysus H Harry, can anyone in government get anything right and not cost us a fortune in the process?

    Whoever is behind this should be sacked, no questions.

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    VIDEO - Tourism Ireland chief executive Niall Gibbons + others spin the cr*p out of the new site and the great value got:

    New tourism website launched - The Irish Times - Wed, Jan 23, 2013

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    But, but, but, but the bold private sector people made them do it!
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