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# Emergency
Commissioner says hundreds of crimes not investigated due to 999 call cancellations
Almost 2,800 calls, with many relating to domestic abuse, were incorrectly cancelled.
# black lives matter
Sterling calls for black managers to be given 'right opportunities' in football
‘It’s not just taking the knee, it is about giving people the chance they deserve.’
# ComReg
Eircom fined €23,500 for continually over-charging customers
Five people went to industry watchdog Comreg after Eir’s customer service teams failed to resolve their problems.
# Sex Offenders Bill
Calls for convicted sex offenders to be banned from using dating apps
A Fine Gael Senator says judges should be able to order the offender not to use any dating apps following their sentencing/release.
# separation
UN rights chief hits out at 'unconscionable' separation of families at US border
He called for Washington to immediately end the practice of “forcible separation of these children”.
# expensive
Calls for Revenue to scrap 1890 number as some mobile networks charging 'out of bundle' prices
‘People often assume that it is a free telephone service until their credit runs out or when they receive their bill at the end of the month.’
# TechGuide
Can't take a call? You can do more than just reject it
Especially if you know you’ll ring the person back later that day.
# hangin on the telephone
Irish Water's getting 300% more calls today than usual
It’s all because of something pretty simple.
# permission granted
Kerry set to get new mosque, but there won't be a call to prayer
The new site will contain a mosque and Muslim community centre.
# Q-tip
Going abroad? Here's why you should get a local SIM
In certain cases, it can save you money.
# Call Me Maybe
Three says issues with mobile service resolved
Thousands of customers were experiencing difficulties since yesterday afternoon.
# Mayo
Man questioned over suspected arson attack on Michelle Mulherin's constituency office
Gardaí said there was minimal damage to the office.
# Kenya believe it
Fine Gael TD: "Yes, I made some calls to Africa. None of them were personal."
Michelle Mulherin confirms she made calls to Kenya from her phone in Leinster House, but says they were not personal.
# Mystery
Which politician made €2,000 worth of calls to Kenya from Leinster House?
The identity of the TD or Senator cannot be revealed unless they come forward.
# vital help
Christmas Day at Childline: 1,208 calls and messages over just 24 hours
The charity had warned it would have to close its nighttime service — but a funding deal means it will now be able to stay open round-the-clock.
# price increases
Travelling outside the EU? Be careful as roaming charges are on the up
Irish mobile operators have almost doubled the cost of roaming charges outside the EU in the space of six months.
# emergency calls
161 bonfires, 17 car fires, 7 house fires... Halloween night in Dublin
Dublin Fire Brigade said that thankfully none of its crew members were assaulted last night.
# Primary Education
Calls for farm safety to be taught to primary students following Cork farm accident
A young girl was killed in a farming accident over the weekend.
# wearable tech
Samsung latest product is a smartwatch that can make calls on its own
The company also announced a Bluetooth necklace which vibrates when you receive calls and notifications (if that’s the kind of product you’re looking for).
# Hang up
Using your mobile 15 hours a month may triple your risk of brain cancer
This is according to a study by French scientists which confirmed previous concerns about intensive mobile phone use.
# Loneliness
A helpline is the only contact some elderly people have with others
Over 2,000 people have called Senior Help Line in the first three months of this year.
# Gardagate
These garda stations got new equipment to record telephone calls in 2008
A tender specifies that the equipment installed must operate constantly, and be available for playback.
Teen helpline records 65 per cent increase in calls
Teen-line is now looking at offering a texting service for teenagers.
Be careful: Most accident-prone days of the year are Stephen’s Day and 27 December
Colds, minor burns and injuries from falls are the most common types of injuries and illnesses.
# silent mode
US debates lifting ban on in-flight calls
The US Department of Transport is currently deciding whether allowing calls on flights will annoy passengers.
# Helpline
Abuse survivors' helpline expects 12 per cent increase in calls
Connect said it expects to receive 8,300 calls this year compared to 7,376 last year.
# Spying
NSA chief: Europe spy reports are "completely false"
General Keith Alexander made the comments after reports of alleged snooping on German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
# herro?
8 pets who know Skype is a great way to spend quality time with someone
They want to keep in touch, ok?
# wi-fi
Browse the web, send emails and texts - it's all possible on some Aer Lingus flights
You can now connect to Wi-Fi and use your mobile phone while flying with Aer Lingus to the US, but it will cost you.
140 calls to insolvency service in first day of business
Plus, the Insolvency Service of Ireland’s website was visited 5,000 times.
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.
# Property Tax
Revenue has spent €67,000 on the property tax helpline
The company responsible for administering the helpline, Abtran, was recently mired in controversy over the suspension of a worker for inappropriately taking some callers’ credit card details.
# Penalty Points
Shatter called on to resign over Wallace penalty points row
Sinn Féin’s Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn also said it is “worrying” the Justice Minister mentioned the information on Prime Time.
# Children
800,000 calls to Childline in 2012 - but 34 per cent unanswered
The ISPCC said that the issues of child abuse and welfare are still a serious concern in Ireland, with almost 14 per cent of contacts relating to these.
# Education
Calls for rural schools to be protected
The Green Party has called on the Education Minister to avoid implementing recommendations that may lead to the closure of rural schools.
# Horsemeat
Calls for Coveney to step away from horsemeat investigation
Minister Coveney has said that the investigation is independent – and if Deputy Éamon Ó Cúiv would like a briefing on it, he would happy to facilitate it.
# Robo-calls
Pro-life 'robo-calls' to Irish numbers came from United States
ComReg and the Data Protection Commissioner say because the calls came from abroad, they can take no action against them.
Four ponies rescued as ISPCA gets record no of equine distress calls
The organisation is appealing to owners to be “particularly vigilant” of their animals during the current cold snap.
# Childline
Childline received 1,212 calls, texts, and messages on Christmas Day
The news comes as Childline – which does not receive government funding – says it is concerned about its finances in 2013.
# Abortion
Abortion 'robo-calls' begin again
The Data Protection Commissioner said it has received a number of complaints about the calls, which initially began in November.