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100% mobile based government services in Ireland

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The Mobile Messaging Forum (MMF) has asked Government to make its public services more accessible on mobile phones.

According to figures from the 2006 Census, around 60 percent of Irish households have a PC, in the meanwhile ComReg statistics shows mobile phone penetration is 100 percent. Tommy McCabe, MMF director has said the ubiquity of mobile phones allows government to reach almost all parts of our society by adding mobile access to existing online services which will result in more inclusion. The possible mobile services could offer text message alerts about NCT tests, driving tests, CAO offers and hospitals appointments. According to iReach report, the use of mobile technologies by the public sector could yield savings of Euro 20 million for the government.

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