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#Phone Calls

# phone-calls - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Poll: Do you check or use your phone while driving? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# phone-calls - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

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.

# phone-calls - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Eircom says services are returning to normal today

The loss of service yesterday impacted customers south of the country and in Dublin.

# phone-calls - Friday 28 August, 2015

From The42 Schmidt: 'How do you tell someone that's worked incredibly hard?' 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.

# phone-calls - Saturday 13 June, 2015

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.

# phone-calls - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Investigation into 'menacing' phone calls made from RTE

RTE says it will cooperate fully with the garda investigation into the calls.

# phone-calls - Thursday 10 April, 2014

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.

# phone-calls - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

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.

# phone-calls - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

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.

# phone-calls - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

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.

# phone-calls - Friday 28 February, 2014

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.

# phone-calls - Sunday 9 February, 2014

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.

# phone-calls - Friday 13 December, 2013

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.

# phone-calls - Friday 30 November, 2012

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.

# phone-calls - Friday 23 November, 2012

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.

# phone-calls - Wednesday 29 June, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# phone-calls - Tuesday 28 June, 2011

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.

# phone-calls - Sunday 12 December, 2010

Poll: Should ministers’ mobiles be publicly available? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

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.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you really, really need to know by 9am: Gerry Ryan’s open secret, Fine Gael’s bailout fallout, and some cranky phone calls for the Cabinet.

# phone-calls - Wednesday 25 August, 2010

GOOGLE IS SETTING its sights on overtaking Skype as the main internet telephony provider by rolling out its new Google Voice service directly into Gmail.

Users will be able to call landlines in the US and Canada free of charge through the service, on top of their current ability to have free voice chats with their contacts – undercutting Skype which charges for such calls.

Sadly for Irish users, however, the service is currently only available in those two countries.

The company announced that it would be roll out the service to all Gmail users in the countries at a media event today, explaining that a new option would appear in users’ GChat windows showing a small ‘Call Phone’ listing.

Clicking on this option opens up a small ‘Call’ window with a keypad, from which users will be able to dial to landlines.

To promote the rollout, Google will roll out traditional red phone boxes – just like the famous ones in London – to airports and university campuses, which will contain VoIP handsets allowing users to make free phone calls.