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The 2023 INEX and .IE joint summer social

Location: Opium, 26 Wexford St, Portobello, Dublin 2, D02 HX93

INEX and .IE summer social

Join us for a very relaxed summer celebration of our wonderful community.

For this event we have exclusively booked Opium Botanical garden, which not only is beautiful but will work well for whatever the Irish summer has planned for us!

Enjoy some chilled socialising with easy summer music, Opium’s unique from Dublin to Bangkok BBQ menu and your favourite tipple.

Exact location: Opium, 26 Wexford St. To access the Botanical Summer Social, please come through the back entrance: 13-14, Liberty Ln, Portobello, Dublin, D08 NF86

When: Thursday, 8th June 2023 from 6 pm till late

Please RSVP as soon as possible by emailing  rsvp@inex.ie or clicking in the button below

Thank you,

Patricia Soria

INEX Meeting – 30th March 2023

Location: The Camden Court Hotel

The next INEX Member Meeting will take place on Thursday the 30th of March at 13:00 Irish time at the Camden Court Hotel in Dublin.

A light lunch will be served from 12:00 noon, so please come along a bit earlier to catch up with other community members while you enjoy a bite to eat.

Here are some of the talks/speakers to look forward to, we hope you will be able to join us:

  • The EU debate on an Internet traffic tax – Rudolf Van der Berg, Stratix Consulting
  • Upcoming ECSMs regulations – Brendan Ring – National Cyber Security Centre
  • The Halifax explosion of 1917 and what we can learn about dealing with crises – Anna Wilson, Technical Architect, HEAnet
  • Security Scorecard for .ie domains – Sebastian Castro – Data Scientist and Researcher .ie
  • EuroQCI initiative update – Dr Deirdre Kilbane, Director of Research, Walton Institute, WIT
  • Recent developments in RPKI –Mikhail Puzanov – Senior Software engineer, RIPE NCC.
  • CEO Update– Eileen Gallagher
  • Ops Update– Nick Hilliard


For the evening social we have booked the upstairs room at Against the Grain (11 Wexford St) for food and drinks (and we have advised the kitchen staff to pre prepare plenty of their delectable buttermilk chicken!).

To register for the meeting please email me at rsvp@inex.ie


INEX Meeting – 15th December

Location: Camden Court Hotel

The next INEX Member Meeting will take place on Thursday the 15th of December at 13:00 Irish time at the Camden Court Hotel in Dublin.

A light lunch will be served from 12:00 noon, so please come along a bit earlier to catch up with other community members while you enjoy a bite to eat.

While the full schedule is yet to be finalised, our talks currently planned are:

  • Bulk cable interception law and intelligence oversight in Norway – Kjetil Otter Olsen, Oslo University
  • Evolution of network of subsea fibres between oil platforms – Carol Browne, Tampnet
  • Implementing automation on network deployments – Irene Lalioti, Restena/LUCIX
  • A national timing grid for Ireland – David Flemming, NSAI and Zdenek Chaloupka, Timing Solutions
  • CEO Update– Eileen Gallagher
  • Ops Update– Nick Hilliard
  • Update from the INEX Board – Annemette Broch, chairperson of the INEX Board

For the evening social we have booked the upstairs room at Against the Grain (11 Wexford St) for food, drinks and and live craic.

To register please email rsvp@inex.ie

INEX Meeting – 22nd September

Location: The Riu Plaza (The Gresham) O'Connell St

Our INEX September Meeting  will take place at the Hotel Riu Plaza/The Gresham Dublin (On O’Connell Street) on Thursday the 22nd of September from 10 am. The meeting will be followed by a very special social event at the  AXE Club in Dublin which is walking distance from the hotel and will include some pizza and drinks (but not while throwing axes).

We have booked a very spacious event room to provide adequate space for everyone and hope that you will come and join us.

Here’s a flavour of what to expect on the day:

10am – 15:00 – Join us for some great talks, networking and a light lunch

Annemette Broch (INEX Board Chairperson) – INEX Board update

Tom Strickx (Cloudflare) – Incident Management at scale

Deryck Fay (author of “Connecting a nation”) – The urban/rural connectivity divide

Jerry Sweeney (CloudCIX Limited) Data centres and energy

Nick Hilliard (INEX CTO) – Ops update

CEO Update – Eileen Gallagher

Solas Photo competition finale – Patricia Soria

15:00 – AXE throwing fun. Short walk to the AXE club where after a basic safety introduction you will have plenty of time to practice axe throwing with a coach. Naturally we will run a competition to see who the axe champ is! Your axe throwing efforts will be rewarded with some delicious wood fire pizza at the venue followed by drinks at Urban Brewing (CHQ).

Please note that there’s no dedicated parking at the club, street parking only.

To register please email me at rsvp@inex.ie before Monday the 12th of September as numbers at the AXE club are limited to ensure everybody’s safety.

BGP Operation and Security Training

Location: Camden Court Hotel

Following on the tremendous interest in our March BGP workshop, and with many of you expressing an interest in more training on this topic, we are now delighted to announce our next EOLAS workshop: “BGP Operation and Security Training” to take place in Dublin on the 8th and 9th of September.

This workshop will be delivered by two senior trainers from the RIPE NCC Learning and Development Department and will offer participants an in-depth look into BGP. It will cover the basics of how it works as well as advanced topics such as route reflectors, policy, filtering, route selection and the security aspect of the protocol. You will also learn about Bogon filtering, Internet Routing Registries and the Resource Certification (RPKI) framework.

This workshop will not only cover theory, but participants will also be practicing all the new learning with interactive exercises following each topic.

Full details:

Date: 8th – 9th September 2022

Time: 09:00-17:30 Irish time

Location: Camden Court Hotel

Lunch and training materials will be provided to members


  • Good knowledge of the TCP/IP and IP routing
  • Basic understanding of the Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR)
  • Basic experience in creating and updating objects in the RIPE Database
  • Basic understanding of Cisco CLI

Full information on what will be covered and a tentative day schedule can be found here:


Because of the practical nature of this workshop places are limited so if you are interested please let us know as soon as possible to apply for a spot.

In order to provide access to this course for as many member organisations as is possible, we will allocate places on a one attendee per member organisation basis. If additional spaces are available after those requests have been fulfilled, we will go to the second representative on the list until all spaces are full.

Introduction to IPv6 Webinar

Location: Online - Link to training webinar will be sent to those who register

Many thanks for taking part on our quick training needs survey last week. As you know, through the EOLAS program INEX will be facilitating and delivering a programme of training and skills development courses for existing members and for newcomers to the internet networking industry.

IPv6 came at the top of the wish list for our community and we are delighted to announce that in partnership with RIPE NCC we will be facilitating the delivery of the following online Webinar: Introduction to IPv6.

The course will be delivered by two very experienced members of the RIPE NCC Learning and Development team, Ondrej Caletka and Pedro da Silva Vaz.

Where – Online webinar.

When – Wednesday, April 6, 2022 between 10:00 and 12:00 Irish time.

Content – This webinar introduces the basics of IPv6 address notation, how to request IPv6 address space from the RIPE NCC and how to register inet6num objects in the RIPE Database depending on how the IPv6 space will be used.


  • Basic understanding of IP addresses
  • Basic knowledge of addressing plans


  • Explain what IPv6 addresses are
  • Write IPv6 addresses using the IPv6 address notation recommendations
  • Request IPv6 address space from the RIPE NCC
  • Register IPv6 address space usage in the RIPE Database
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