So I’ve had a couple of weird issues with Skype in the past, but later revisions of the software seemed to have solved all those. All in all, it’s great and has hugely reduced my eircom phone bill (which now only has a handful of short calls every month, not 50-100 euro worth!!
This morning, however, there seems to be an outage preventing many users from logging in. Those reporting it first weren’t believed, but as more users started reporting, it became obvious something was up. Discussion is continuing on this thread