What’s New

  • Exchange House is now accepting nominations for the National Educational Achievement Award. The closing date for receipt of nominations is Friday 7th October 2011. If you would like to nominate someone for an award, please go to: www.exchangehouse.ie.


  • JobBridge is a new National Internship Scheme that will provide work experience placements for interns for a 6 or 9 month period.The aim of this scheme is to assist in breaking the cycle where jobseekers are unable to get a job without experience. Visit www.jobbridge.ie for more information.


  • Pavee Point Travellers Centre have published an interesting report entitled “The Use of Benzodiazepines within the Traveller community: An overview of the extent of the problem with recommended actions for change“. Click here to download.


  • The Third Annual Traveller Pride Awards will take place in December in Dublin. The awards are judged in seven separate categories, from which one will be chosen to receive the overall Traveller Pride Award for 2011. Visit www.itmtrav.ie for more information


  • The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D., has announced that a new further education and training authority called SOLAS (Seirbhísí Oideachais Leanúnaigh agus Scileanna) is to be established… visit www.education.ie for more information.

Learn about the legality of drones in Ireland

Legality of drones in Ireland

Syma X8G1Initially, the use of drones was strictly reserved for the military and intelligence bureaus. However, in the past few years, there has been a big increase in drones for sale in Ireland. A rough estimation shows that the sale of drones increased by 60% between 2014 and 2016 Today they are increasingly used for both household and commercial purposes. Flying drones have also gained popularity as a hobby and recreation.

Many areas have comfortably accepted the use of drones for basic purposes like delivery, namely Ireland. Due to this, the popularity of droned has been steadily increasing. Currently, there are around 4000 to 5000 drones registered in Ireland. Despite the advantages, this does pose a serious threat to safety. Drones are unmanned aircraft with autopilot or remote controls and any failure with the system could lead to potential air accidents. In fact, there have been quite a number of near miss incidents between drones and airplanes. Therefore, the Irish government has laid down some rules to ensure public safety, prohibiting the reckless and unsafe use of drones. It also becomes the responsibility of the operators that these drones do not jeopardize the safety of other people.

The drones order

This law came into effect on 21st December 2015 and categorizes any unmanned aircraft weighing between 1kg and 150 kg as drones. The law requires these drones to be registered in a manner suggested by the Irish Aviation Agency (IAA). The process requires owners to fill up up the application form from IAA’s website and pay the registration fees. This law ensures that the drones are readily identifiable. Other rules included under this law are:

  • Restriction on flying drones within 30 meters from a person or properties not owned by the operator.

  • Not flying drones over restricted areas.

  • Not flying drones if it can prove hazardous to another aircraft.

  • Operators using drones over 4 kg should receive special training approved by the IAA.

  • The Drones Order authorizes the IAA to open investigations in cases where the operation of the drones has caused or could have caused hazardous incidents to the public or to other aircraft.

  • This order also gives full right to the IAA and some authorized officers to detain the under certain circumstances.

The registration order

The Irish Aviation Agency categorizes the aircraft as “any machine that can derive support in the atmosphere from the reactions of the air other than the reactions of the air against the earth’s surface”. The Registration Order is focused towards the government registration of the aircraft. This order came into effect on 1st June 2015. The order allows for a provision permit for the use of the nationality mark EJ for aircraft registered in Ireland.

The regulation of drones order 2016

This bill was introduced on 28 January 2016 to protect the rights of individuals. The law prohibits the use of drone where it can lead to intrusion of another person’s privacy. It restricts filming and photographing of another person’s home, outdoor events or places of detention.

Things to know when buying bluetooth speakers

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We all want our music and sound to be amplified before it gets in our ears. Life is so good when you have a nice sound system that let you hear the tiniest details of your music. There are so many companies and brands that are offering best of the bests sound systems. The music industry is all oriented around these speakers because if you do not have a good one, then no matter how good the melody is, no one will be interested in what you have for them.

Bluetooth speakers

Speakers that are being provided by the vendors are really good, but the requirement has changed now. Today we cannot afford to have a wired speaker. We want to take it to many places, and we want it to be portable thus the wireless speaker is needed. The requirement is fulfilled by the Bluetooth speakers. Bluetooth speakers accept the voice data from any of the Bluetooth devices after getting paired with it. The Bluetooth bandwidth sends the data to the speaker without any delays, and you can listen to the voice you like from anywhere in the range of the speaker. They take power from the direct supply as well as have a battery system that makes them completely portable.

How to install the Bluetooth speaker?

The installation of the Bluetooth speakers is not a very big problem and many shops sell them ready to use such as bonuselectronics.ie. But still, there are times when things become complicated because you do not know. So, first of all, you have to make sure that the Bluetooth device is connected to a sound power supply system. Then you have to pair your device with it. This is a one-time job, and the speaker will remember your device after that. After that, all you have to do is to play the audio on your device that you want to be played on the speaker. You can carry your device with you without interruption in the sound.

Enhancing Network Coverage Within Your Workplace Or Office

As you likely already know, your Wi-Fi connection is your lifeline. If you were unable to access the Internet in your workplace, you’d probably face great difficulty attempting to achieve your daily activities. Refurbished iPhones are a great way to enhance your daily productivity, but WiFi signal boosters may be able to do so even more so. Below, you’ll learn why you should consider adding both of these to your arsenal.


Laptops and computers are great in the workplace, but they’re not nearly as portable as the iPhone. With the iPhone, the professional will be able to get the job done, regardless of where they go. This makes it possible for professionals to take their emails, documents, and other tasks with them everywhere. Even with the use of refurbished iPhones, professionals can keep a close eye on their calendar, so they’ll never miss any pertinent meetings or events.

WIFI Boosters

Some workplaces have a major problem associated with their networks. Some aspects of their workplace are unable to receive a sufficient signal and this can dramatically reduce the office’s productivity, while potentially decreasing revenue, sales, and hindering customer service. Fortunately, this is a problem, which is easily rectifiable. A good WIFI booster will give you the ability to expand the network and give everyone in your office reasonable speeds and a reliable signal.

When you’ve invested in a Wi-Fi booster, you’ll want to make sure you install it in the right location within your office. Centralization is key, in order to ensure the booster is capable of translating the signal to your office’s dead zones and eradicating them once and for all.


All in all, there are numerous ways to enhance your productivity and efficiency in the workplace. Sadly, smartphones and networks are often overlooked. Don’t neglect these key features. Invest in refurbished iPhones and WIFI boosters, so your colleagues will be able to get the job done, without any hiccups or delays.

The Innumerable Advantages Of Owning An Android TV Box

Anyone that knows anything about electronics has definitely heard of the Android TV box. These devices are increasing in popularity, as we speak. Not only are they very affordable, but they can transform your gaming, web browsing, and movie viewing into a more remarkable experience. Below you will discover the many advantages that you will receive with an Android TV Box and we would like to give a shout out to our friends at http://www.androidtvboxuk.co.uk/ for sending us a sample box (which we got to keep:)).

Innumerable Functions

android box reviewsThe TV box will fit anywhere in your home, without taking up a lot of space, since it is compactly designed, but the small size says nothing about its functional ability. One advantage of the Android TV box is you can stream videos directly to your television. Not only will this offer you more ability to browse the Internet, in search of more movie availabilities, but you will have the opportunity to view new releases. Instead of spending lots of money going to the theatre, you will be able to transform your family room into a private theatre, so you and your family can enjoy movies right from the comfort of your home.

Access to Free Apps

If you do not own an iPhone, you may find it difficult to download apps from the App Store. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars for an Android phone, you should purchase an Android TV box. You will have access to unlimited applications and download them to your television screen or monitor. You can hook up your USB or Bluetooth mouse to the Android TV box and play some of the most popular apps available. You will also have the option of playing online with your friends or other competitors, which is an extraordinary advantage of owning this device.