Fact file

Ireland

• Population: 3,917,203 million
• Number of Internet connections: 458,700
• Number of Telephone lines: 1.8 million
• Total number of Mobile connections/users:
• Proportion of the population owning a mobile phone: four-fifths, and 90% of
  15- to 24-year-olds.
• Number of text messages sent per year by Irish phone users: over 1.5 billion by 2001.
• The Irish are one of Europe’s top users of SMS (short-messaging service)
  mobile phone text messages. Female students under 24 are the biggest users

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