They were tolerated to a point by the government which only occasionally raided them in an effort to show compliance with Irish law, although the national broadcaster, RTÉ, took a harsher approach, including radio jamming.
Mayo man Jack Sean Mc Neela in 1940 died on Hunger strike in Arbour Hill Military Detention Barracks after 55 days protesting his arrest for operating a pro IRA pirate radio station.
Whilst the number of recorded pirate radio stations was in the hundreds, only a few have been notable enough to be remembered.
This is because at different stages, pirate stations were the mainstay of radio listenership, particularly in Dublin.
In social networks, Facebook is still by far the most popular social network with 62% of Irish adults having an account, while more than one third of that figure use the site daily.
Twitter is the closest site to matching it with 30% of Irish adults using it and one in ten tweeting daily, while Linked In sees 26% of Irish adults using it.
The latest quarterly report from Ipsos MRBI found that while instant messaging services like Viber, Whats App and Snapchat continue to grow in popularity, Skype is still the most popular messaging service in Ireland with more than half of Irish adults (51%) owning an account.
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