The number of Irish Internet users with broadband access is falling further behind the rest of the world, according to a report from the Daily Mail.
The report said that while the government itself promised to roll out high-speed Internet connection across the country, it had so far failed to meet its own objectives.
The report further said that the country ranked 23rd in the latest league table published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, having less than seven people in every 100 of the population having broadband access.
The top five countries in the list included
Of the 30 OECD countries, only
The country was also expanding its broadband penetration much more slowly than other nations, the report added.