Adrian Weckler: Driving us online a waste while rural internet so poor
'If it wasn't for the library in Tullamore, I'd be in real trouble. It's a lifesaver."
The person talking to me isn't a pensioner looking for magazines and company. It's an established Offaly businessman whose only option for ordering goods or filing official documents is to drive several miles to a public library three times a week.
William Edgill runs Mount Briscoe Organic Farm in Daingean, a village in east Offaly. Broadband in his area, he says, is "non-existent". But business utilities, from banks to the Revenue, now require him to do more and more online by default.