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# Phone

Last year
2022
# Your Say
Poll: Could you last an entire gig without your phone?
Bob Dylan’s concert in November is a ‘phone-free zone’.
# garda probe
Donegal councillor defiant over accusations he took colleague's phone during meeting
Gardaí are investigating.
# Civil Liberties
Irish Council for Civil Liberties demands that Gardaí not receive power to compel a password
Rights groups have also called on Gardaí to record the ethnicities of people stopped and search in order to prevent discrimination.
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# customer service
Two-thirds of complaints dealt with by telecoms regulator so far this year came from Eir customers
The regulator said Eir customers have experienced “unacceptable” waiting times.
# hello can you hear me
Three network users in several counties report outage
Users reported problems after 3pm today.
# NRA
Man throws phone at Trump during gun rally
In his speech, Trump told the NRA he is withdrawing the US from the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.
# get off your phone
Here's what happened when I tried to curb my 7 hour-a-day phone habit
Average results, to say the least.
Bus driver, who lost job after requesting CCTV which showed him on phone while driving, reinstated
The man had requested the footage in order to prove he had been verbally abused by a manager.
# ESRI study
Despite potential benefits, Irish people are 'exceptionally resistant' to switching phone provider
Customers unwilling to switch could influence the effectiveness of competition in the market, researchers said.
# Cameron Reilly
'Our hearts are broken in a million pieces': Vigil held for teen found dead in Louth
A murder investigation has been launched.
# evidence
'Any possibility of a threesome?': The growing use of text messages in Ireland's criminal investigations
Experts say there is a huge amount of valuable data on a person’s phone that can be used if they are accused of a crime.
# failure to communicate
'It was pretty appalling' - Aer Lingus communication slammed by Irish stranded across Europe during Storm Emma
Customers stranded in airports across the continent have vented at the perceived lack of communication from the airline as to what was going on.
# hanging up
Use the phone network iD Mobile Ireland? It's shutting up shop next month
Almost three years after its glitzy launch, the company will cease trading at the start of April.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Do you walk and look at your phone at the same time?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
# scam calls
Getting calls from a strange number? Consumers warned not to return them
ComReg advised consumers to be vigilant at all times.
# Weather Warning
Government looking to develop app for serious weather alerts
Many said they were caught completely off guard by the weather in Donegal last month.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Is it acceptable to check your phone in the cinema?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
# crane lane
Teenager arrested in connection with stabbing and robbery of man in central Dublin this morning
A number of youths stabbed the man before stealing his phone.
# roam like home
Going on holiday? Roaming charges are abolished from today
“Eliminating roaming charges is one of the greatest and most tangible successes of the EU,” EU leaders said.
# what is covfefe
Trump deletes 'covfefe' post after baffling Twitter
The US President tweeted: ‘Despite the constant negative press covfefe.’
# live a better life
Live A Better Life: 6 things you need to know about using your phone less
Want to use your phone less? We found out how.
# live a better life
Five big things to change about how you use your phone
Try these and see how you can make your phone work for you.
# live a better life
From coding to a new language, learn something new using your phone
With these apps, you can learn a new language, get fit, or become an astronomy expert.
# live a better life
Simple expert tips on how to make the most of your phone's camera
This week, we’re all about cultivating positivity with our phone. So why not get to know your camera?
# live a better life
Here's how to stop lack of phone storage stressing you out
This will make your life a whole lot easier.
# not so pc
You won't have to buy a TV licence for your laptop, PC or tablet
The idea to extend the TV licence fee to other devices has been scrapped by Denis Naughten.
# live a better life
This is why you need to backup your phone
Don’t ignore this simple but necessary step.
# live a better life
Here's how to take control over your phone bill
We have a consumer expert here to help answer questions on phone bills and contracts. Plus, we’ve a Facebook Live coming up today.
# live a better life
Have questions about your phone bill or contract? Let us put them to an expert
We’ll be holding a Facebook Live event on Wednesday where your questions will be put to the consumer expert.
# live a better life
Challenge 5: Fix something that's bothering you about your phone
A small change can mean a peaceful mind.
# live a better life
Challenge 4: Make an app hard to get at
You need the app – but you don’t want to be instantly drawn to it. Here’s what to do.
# live a better life
Challenge 2: Don't use your phone on your commute
Week two of Live A Better Life: Challenge yourself.
# live a better life
Challenge 1: Delete one app
Week two of Live A Better Life: Challenge yourself
# live a better life
Do you really need all those notifications?
Let’s see if a cull is needed. Plus, a chance to reflect on how the week has gone so far.
# live a better life
The sound sleep guide: Move your phone away from your bed tonight
Move it as far from your reach as possible.
# live a better life
It's time to take this evening off using your phone*
*As best as you can – that’s what we’re asking on the third day of the first week of the process.
# live a better life
Quiz: What is your relationship with your phone like?
Take our quiz and see whether you and your phone need a break – or get on just fine.
# live a better life
Want a better relationship with your phone? Let us help
Welcome to day one, week one of our Live A Better Life series on having a better relationship with your phone.
# live a better life
You tell us: How can you have a better relationship with your phone?
We’re going to be running a series helping you to do just that. But we want to know what you need to know – and your own tips.
# Weapon of Mobile Destruction
Hitler's personal telephone sells for €228,000
“This was Hitler’s mobile device of destruction.”