The IEDR are currently experiencing another outage.
IEDR had previously suffered an outage from lunchtime on Saturday until 6am yesterday morning.
While they had informed registrars and the public that they were considering taking services offline at some point in the next 24 – 48 hours this most recent issue was apparently unplanned.
While the outage has taken whois and other backend services and public facing websites offline it is not impacting the .ie zone so .ie domain names are not directly impacted.
UPDATE 0047 – IEDR are back online
- IEDR Suffers Major Outage (internetnews.me)