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Sunday 28 May 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Website

This year
# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus website and app restored after suffering tech issues for two hours
The webiste and app were out of operation from approximately 11:30am to 1:30pm today.
All time
# covid recovery
Government changes URL for site to request Covid recovery cert after spelling error
The initial URL of the website spelled certificate incorrectly.
# Newry
Primary school website taken over by hardcore porn after IT mixup
When you clicked on the link, you were instead directed to a porn website with categories including ‘humiliation’ and ‘spandex’. The issue has since been resolved.
# changing futures
New website launched to help explain to children in care why Tusla is in their lives
The website has been designed by young people with lived experience of the care system.
# papal attraction
Tickets for the Pope's visit to Knock booked out in just four hours
Francis will visit Ireland for two days in August.
# Complaints
Irish boutique Cari's Closet responds to criticism made on anonymous Instagram account
The boutique came under fire in posts on the Instagram page earlier this week.
# Stormfront
World's oldest white supremacist and KKK website pulled offline
The founder of the forum website Stormfront said he was still trying to get it back online.
# islamic state
'You will be held accountable Trump': ISIS sympathisers hack US government websites
The messages were written in gold lettering against a black backdrop.
# is mise peadar robinson
An old story about the DUP's website getting hacked as Gaeilge has gone viral
By someone called ‘Hector O’Hackatdawn’.
# retracing steps
New website will show clues from child sex abuse cases to help track down paedophiles
Europol has shared 20 images of mundane objects that could help track down the perpetrators of child sex abuse.
'This is Ireland': Beautiful one-stop website really sells the country to the world
“An island on the edge… from here, everything looks different. We reach out to the world with optimism and belief in the power of creativity.”
# Hacked off
The NTMA website is still down after an attempted hack this morning
The National Treasury Management Agency detected a hack earlier this morning.
# lord of the bants
Someone bought and redirected it to Michael Flatley's website
Don’t hold back now! Say what you really feel!
# what would you do
NWCI criticises €1m campaign against domestic violence, but minister says it's backed by research
The National Women’s Council has criticised the focus on the domestic violence campaign being on the bystander.
# my social media life
Martin Heydon's life online: "You need a tough skin as a politician on social media'
Well-known Irish names tell us about their life on the internet.
# held accountable
A database listing all charities and other non-profits' finances launches today - it could change everything
Benefacts is going live online this morning. It’s free to access and the product of 15 months of very hard work.
# Easter Rising
You can step into the Dublin of 1916 thanks to this new website
An interactive map lets people explore sites such as the GPO, Liberty Hall, St Stephen’s Green and Dublin Castle.
# Now safe for work
Apple changed its site's code so 'click' wouldn't look like something else
No prizes for guessing what word we’re talking about.
# Desiree Capuano
Man creates website to 'destroy' his ex-wife's life
Canadian Patrick Fox has accused his ex-wife of being a stripper and drug addict.
# Hacking
DDoS attacks brought down lottery and government sites, but what are they?
It was the reason why a number of high-profile Irish sites were forced offline, but how much of a problem can they be?
# denial of service attack
BBC website brought down by 'large cyber attack'
The website is back online now.
# brand new retro
New book brings Ireland's forgotten magazines to life
Flares, crimplene, and problem pages.
# Released
15-year-old arrested in relation to Talk Talk data theft released on bail
The company received a ransom demand from an unknown source on Friday.
# Cheaters
'Consider how expensive a divorce lawyer is': The blackmail of Ashley Madison users has begun
Emails have been sent to users threatening to reveal their details to their families unless they sent some bitcoins.
# mumsnet hack
Armed police sent to home of parenting website founder in "swatting attack"
Mumsnet has reset users’ passwords after a series of similar attacks in recent days.
# join the queue
Here's why over 40,000 people are 'queueing' to get into a website
It’s EXCLUSIVE, don’t you know?
# Your Say
Poll: Have you ever bought medication online?
Irish people have been warned about the dangers of buying from unregistered sites.
# dark web
Personal info about millions of swingers has been leaked online
Email addresses, user names, dates of birth, postal codes…
# neigh idea
Today FM website and Twitter account have gone berserk with rogue horses
What gives?
# creepy clown
BBC's website went down and an old childhood nemesis freaked everyone out
That old test card made a terrifying reappearance.
# married to myself
Woman's parents secretly put her on a marriage website, she retaliates perfectly
Excellently done.
# sexual partners
The Guardian website had an amazing picture fail this morning
*puts head in hands*
# mad world
That escalated quickly... There are now over a hundred 'shipping glitter' sites for sale
File this one under emerging markets…
# don't fly with me
Ryanair says beware of 'screenscraper' websites that use its name to sell flights
The airline has won a case against a site that used its URL.
# Holliers
11 photos of life in North Korea, according to its swanky new tourism website
Fancy a citybreak?
# Your Say
Poll: Do you object to's move to Ireland?
The controversial site has updated its safety policies after reports of cyberbullying.
# Copyright
Pirate Bay co-founder arrested after attempting to cross border into Thailand
Fredrik Neij reportedly fled to Southeast Asia after being released on bail.
Japanese porn links found on official Connacht GAA site after reported hacking incident
The discovery was made over the weekend.
# domain squatting
Someone bought and is trying to sell it off for €118,500
The owners of the domain name say they’ve received “many inquiries” about it over the years, but have yet to sell it.
# Home Sweet Home
€1.83bn spent on Dublin property in the first 6 months of this year
This is an increase of 45% on the same period last year.