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From 'Ebola virus' to 'stood-on worm', social media reacts to Eircom's rebrand as Eir

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Published 16/09/2015 | 14:10

Eircom has been bought and sold, branded and rebranded many times over.

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But this time around, the Irish public are bemused, to say the least, by its latest logo.

From comparisons with the Ebola virus image to a flattened worm, many believe the €16m outlay by the telecoms firm on the rebrand could have been better-spent on rolling out more fast broadband services around the country.

Pam Moloney, asked on's Facebook page: "When is FB giving us that 'dislike' button?"

Kevin Joseph Mc Manus simply said "Ebola?"

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