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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Phone Calls

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# Your Say
Poll: Do you check or use your phone while driving?
A new survey suggests that the Irish are the worst in Europe for messing with their phone while driving.
# precautions
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.
# error
Eircom says services are returning to normal today
The loss of service yesterday impacted customers south of the country and in Dublin.
# world cup squad
Schmidt: 'How do you tell someone that's worked incredibly hard?'
Ireland’s players will know their World Cup fate by Monday morning at the latest.
# secure line
Convicted rapist sues State over recording of confidential phone calls
He is seeking an injunction preventing the authorities from intercepting and recording phone calls between him and his lawyers.
# Donnybrook
Investigation into 'menacing' phone calls made from RTE
RTE says it will cooperate fully with the garda investigation into the calls.
# private number
Revenue "has not suspended call recordings over data protection concerns"
It had been alleged that Revenue had suspended calls in recent days, but it says it is reconfiguring its new systems.
# Gardagate
Cabinet to discuss terms of reference for GardaGate inquiry
Ministers will discuss the issue during today’s meeting, and it is expected the terms will be released very soon.
# Prisoners
Shatter orders urgent investigation into the recording of prisoner phone calls
The minister has charged the the Inspector of Prisons to carry out the investigation.
# recordings
Govt reveals: Incoming and outgoing calls at Garda stations taped ‘since the 1980s’
The government said that the implications of the matter are potentially so grave that a Commission of Investigation is warranted.
# patent troll
German court throws out €1.57 billion lawsuit against Apple
IPCom claimed that Apple had violated a patent which allowed priority access to certain mobile phone calls in case of an emergency, even if the network is busy.
# eavesdropping
Shatter urged to comment on report of bugging at Garda Ombudsman office
A report today claimed emails, wi-fi and phone systems were hacked and a phone in a conference room at the building was bugged.
# Reform
NSA review panel calls for reform and end to call gathering
The panel proposes stricter guidelines and a higher standard of proof before the NSA allowed to collect and search data.
# Cyber Bullying
Teens believe cyber bullying is worse than traditional bullying
Teens feel like it’s the worst kind because they “can’t escape it” and pictures and messages can be spread so quickly.
# Abortion
Approximately 300 complaints over abortion robo-calls
The Data Protection Commissioner has continued to receive complaints about the automated phone calls but says it may be unable to take action.
# Healy-Rae
Tánaiste says further probe may be needed into Healy-Rae controversy
Meanwhile RTÉ says it no longer has the relevant phone records, but Leinster House votes would not have made a difference to Healy-Rae’s win.
# Your Say
Poll: Should ministers’ mobiles be publicly available?
Some ministers have changed their numbers after having them posted online – but should such details be kept private?
# Ring Ring!
Ministers change mobiles after numbers posted online
TDs from all parties – including ministers – have their numbers posted online after a trade union puts them in a newsletter.
# Google Voice
Google takes on Skype with phone calls built into Gmail
US and Canadian users will be able to call landlines and mobiles for free with Google Voice, built into Gmail from today.