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# Communication

This year
Parenting: 'As a rough guide, I would say to expect 78 new WhatsApp groups per child, per term'
Parents cannot escape the dozens of WhatsApp groups – from sports clubs to schools – that enter their lives, writes Margaret Lynch.
Last year
World Rugby: Discrepancies meant Nic White wrongly played on against Ireland
‘Discrepancies around process and communication, rather than interpretation of player signs, were therefore the key factors to affect this particular HIA process.’
Opinion: Advice for parents on how to push back on their kids' use of technology
Psychotherapist Helen Browne has some tips for parents and children navigating a world crammed with technology.
All time
Man United have open dialogue with Paul Pogba over future – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
The 27-year-old has been subject of regular speculation ever since returning to Old Trafford from Juventus in 2016.
How Leinster's relentless defence shut Ulster down after a promising start
Leo Cullen’s men retained their Guinness Pro14 title with an excellent defensive performance.
The minister, coronavirus and the IRFU: It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it
The IRFU found themselves at the end of communication breakdown from government this week.
Talking the talk: how Stephen Kenny is already succeeding where Martin O'Neill failed
O’Neill’s refusal to communicate his vision left many onlookers to view him – rightly or wrongly – as a football dinosaur, writes Paddy O’Dea.
Ireland's Windsor Park hero says FAI made 'genuine' apology over non-invitation
Alan McLoughlin has accepted an FAI invite to attend future games after the ‘oversight’ for tomorrow’s meeting with Northern Ireland.
Why confidence is essential in the modern workplace - even if you’re not on the front line
Barry O’Loughlin of Nostra on why clear, confident communication is a must.
Has technology killed the art of human connection? Dublin's Science Gallery is going to find out
‘Intimacy’ is running in the Science Gallery Dublin from 19 October 2018 to 3 February 2019.
This Irish man is trying to help refugees overcome a major information problem
And through the use of an old tech.
Failure by gardaí to show understanding of 'near-endless anguish' of grieving families
A panel of barristers said this may be attributed to the emotional distance gardaí have to observe in order to do their jobs.
New Bill to give gardaí powers to crack down on Facebook, WhatsApp and email messages
New legislation will allow for “covert electronic surveillance”.
Scam calls are still very much a thing so here's how to stay safe
Such scams don’t die, they just come in different forms.
Sections of Reddit have been shut down over a protest
Moderators started the protest after one of the site’s key staff members was dismissed without providing a reason.
'Out goes the sledge, in comes the vice': It's the rugby quotes of the year
From rogue emails to World Cup shocks and beyond.
Labour TD: Internet trolls are cowards and should get up to two years in prison
Seán Kenny is calling on Ireland to follow in the footsteps of the UK.
Archbishop wants the Catholic Church to "listen to married couples"
Diarmuid Martin says it’s time for “a new language” between the Church and couples.
Watchdog investigates Yourtel over Eircom complaints confusion
Many customers were blaming Eircom for problems experienced with Yourtel’s service.
Science Changes Lives: The musician who composes in the blink of an eye
Cillian McSweeney has cerebral palsy but uses Eyegaze technology to give him a voice through songwriting.
Wondering what messaging apps teens are using? Here's what you should look out for
If you’re struggling to keep up with the different messaging apps out there, you’ve come to the right place.
Opinion: The rights of the Deaf community have just been spectacularly undermined
Recent claims by the Government that it would support the development of key services through Irish Sign Language have been seriously undermined by the news that one national Deaf advocacy organisation has been forced to closed down.
Opinion: With Bloomsday upon us, let's be inspired to pay attention to the details
Joyce took extreme liberty with language and we celebrate his genius – but when are rules NOT meant to be broken?
From banning Galway people entering Meath to using Grindr: The evolution of election literature
A rundown of political communication methods since the 1920s.
250 Cork homes campaign to get proper internet, mobile and landline services
Residents from Courtbrack, Foxes Bridge and Mathey in Cork are now pushing to have a radio mast erected in the area to help solve the problem.
Column: Facebook's early childhood was... complicated.
Our relationship with Facebook has waxed and waned over these years as we oscillate between loving, adoring and depending on it, to needing to self-impose several ‘breaks’ from it as it drives us crazy, writes Colman Noctor.
Killer whale does uncanny impression of boat motor sound
According to a crew filming the whale, this was an attempt at communication.
The effing amazing origins of 6 expletives
Hell, no.
Hogan: Communication of water restrictions could have been handled better
The minister said the problem is one engineers have never experienced before.
The 5 rules of texting etiquette that everyone needs to know
Most people text practically every single day, but some have overlooked the manners the medium needs.
Why do people wait in line forever just to buy an iPhone?
This great short film stays up all night to ask that question. “I think you have to be a little crazy to wait in line.”
Study finds dolphins use names to call each other
Each dolphin creates its own signature whistle in the first few months of life and then swims around announcing themselves so others learn it.
Column: Leinster House can seem impenetrable to the average citizen
There is a breakdown in communication between the citizen and their elected representatives when, ironically, our representatives are arguably more contactable now than they have ever been before, writes Sarah O’Neill.
Column: Childline is the only option for some - that's why we volunteer
Volunteering with Childline can be challenging and difficult at times, write a group of volunteers from Childline Cork, who say although it can be heart-wrenching it is worth it.
Good news, holidaymakers: Roaming costs will fall from Monday
The European Commission’s lowering the maximum price you can be charged to use your phone in another EU state.
Column: 9 email habits that could change your life
Emails are a handy form of quick communication – but also a source of stress if you’re not organised. If your inbox is giving you nightmares, Ciara Conlon has some tips to make your days a bit smoother.
Roaming charges in the EU could be a thing of the past within a year
The European Commissioner for Digital Agenda today also called for the parliament to take real action on cybercrime.
Just 5 per cent of people don't own TVs - survey
That is according to a new survey from Comreg, which also found that 75 per cent of those asked said they own a laptop.
Column: Men can communicate, just not like women
Men are constantly criticised for ‘not talking’ but they simply communicate in a different way to women; if we want to tackle male suicide we need to tackle their self esteem first, writes Tony Moore.
Careers clinic: Speaking skills for job seekers
Non-profit organisation Toastmasters helps members improve communication skills – and has some tips for those facing an interview.