​Farewell DAB, the radio technology we didn’t need

Goodbye Digital Audio Broadcasting, the radio technology it turned out Irish listeners didn’t need and never really got to know – not in significant numbers, at least.
 
While DAB or its close cousin DAB+ have become widespread in some European countries and Australia, it didn’t take off in the Republic. The Irish market is not alone in this respect: Canada is just one example of a major broadcasting market where DAB stalled before it properly got going.