Dublin: 17 °C Saturday 10 June, 2023

# Service

Last year
# celebration
'She achieved a better Ireland': Music and memories at Kilkenny service for Vicky Phelan
The celebrated campaigner died earlier this month.
# Service
Teenage victim named as Creeslough locals gathered for remembrance service
The service was attended by the Taoiseach and Tánaiste among other political figures.
# Servant
Southampton confirm that Shane Long has left the club after 8 years
The Irishman has been linked with a return to Reading.
All time
# In Service
Work to start soon on three service stations delayed for years
The work is expected to take four months.
# Can I Tap?
13 things you can relate to if you ever worked as a waitress
You have had *that* contactless conversation a fair few times.
# homily
Priest condemns 'reign of violence and total disrespect for human life' at funeral of murdered Derek Hutch
Hutch was killed at the Bridgeview halting site near Cloverhill Road, Dublin, on Saturday 20 January.
# blood bikes
An indispensable service you may never have heard of just completed its 10,000th delivery
Blood Bikes East, a volunteer courier service of elite bikers transporting urgent medical supplies, has operated entirely free of charge since its inception in 2012.
# adapt
'It's a huge loss to the community': Staff protest closure of drug treatment service in Dublin
Staff at Adapt in Dublin were told last month that the service was winding down.
# Dublin Simon
New counselling rooms for homeless people open in Dublin today
A new suite of rooms are being opened today.
# Sorry
Virgin apologises to mobile customers who experienced hours-long outage
The company said the issue with calls and texts was due to a fault occurring on a third party network.
# ken curtin
Cork-based Social Democrat dropped as mass reader over party's abortion stance
Ken Curtin has said that he intends to bring the issue to the Bishop of Cloyne William Crean.
# quiet hour
"Such a small little thing can make such a big difference" - introducing 'Quiet Hour' in Irish supermarkets
The practice is put in place to cater for those with autism or a disability, but can end up catering for so much more, including the business itself.
# North Inner City
'Nobody deserves to die the way Neddy died' - Hutch family pleads for violence to end
The father-of-five was gunned down in his home on the night of 8 February.
# Dundrum
The Central Mental Hospital is being closed down
Patients will be transferred to a larger, more modern, hospital in Portrane.
# Service
'No special honours' for soldiers, prison staff, gardaí who served during The Troubles
One TD thinks there should be.
# listen in
Will Tidal save music? Here's the reaction to its launch so far
A group of glittering celebrity musicians launched the service last night.
# the fun police
Cut the music: Police bust illegal karaoke website
They were hosting a large number of copyrighted files.
# piece of mind
This will help you clean up your Facebook news feed quickly
And all without removing a single friend.
Ambulance report wants fewer patients brought to hospital and more on-scene treatment
A Hiqa report into the ambulance service has been published.
# caught rotten
Stella sniffs out cannabis in package of 'food and spices'
Good dog.
# don't panic
NCT about to expire? Urgent cases will get an appointment or get the test for free
The Road Safety Authority said there is no backlog and they are very prepared for the new rules.
# Your Say
Poll: Should businesses keep their religious beliefs separate from their work?
What do you think?
# Show Me The Money
Would you pay to avoid Youtube ads? You may get the choice soon
YouTube is working on an ad-free subscription service, which would allow users to avoid ads for a set fee.
# pay with a tweet
Soon Twitter users in France will be able to transfer money via tweets
The banking group BPCE will soon allow Twitter users to tweet money to one another, regardless of whether they’re with the bank or not.
# Convenience
Here's how you can turn your smartphone into a remote control
For those times you want to be able to control your Spotify playlist without touching your computer.
# Mental Health
'It was amazing to be listened to' - This service helped 2,500 young people last year
More than 11% of the young people presenting at the mental health programme said they’d had suicidal thoughts.
# stamping down on crime
Irish Prison Service honoured with new commemorative stamps
The commemorative run was launched by Justice Minister France Fitzgerald.
# expired
Fear rural customers left "high and dry" as €223m National Broadband Scheme ends
The scheme is government sponsored and aims to bring broadband to areas where it wasn’t available before.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you ever made an official complaint about a company?
Over 56,000 complaints were made to the National Consumer Agency alone. Do you kick up a fuss when you’re not happy with a service?
# Children
More training needed for teachers on female genital mutilation to identify children at risk
In Ireland it is estimated that 3,780 women have undergone female genital mutilation.
# focus focus focus
Why 'Hailo for Cleaners' decided to abruptly change strategy after just a year
After launching in Dublin this week, Hassle’s Irish co-founder talks about teaching herself how to code and the importance of focusing on one core feature.
# going mobile
After dominating the online ticket industry, what's next for Eventbrite?
After becoming one of the largest self-service ticketing services in the world, the next aim for Eventbrite is to properly tap into the potential that mobile holds.
# Support
Butterflies to be released in remembrance service for those affected by the death of a baby
The service is being held in Dublin this afternoon.
# in the cloud
Here's the major section of Amazon you mightn't know about
While online retail is the main focus of Amazon’s success, its cloud enterprise services (AWS) is playing a increasingly important role in the company’s development and expansion.
# sweetener
Amazon enters music streaming market by launching Prime Music
Although it’s only available in the US for now.
Irish guesthouse voted second best in Europe for exceptional service
The hotel reached the number one spot for Ireland in Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Hotels with Exceptional Service.
# As Gaeilge
Office of the Ombudsman and Language Commissioner will not be merged
Conradh na Gaeilge said they will be lobbying for state services to be provided both in English and Irish.
# secrets
Facebook considers working on anonymous features
The site is experimenting with ways to allow users to log in anonymously and are said to be considering developing its own anonymity app similar to Secret.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you have confidence in the National Ambulance Service?
A Prime Time investigation raised concerns about the service, but its director Martin Dunne said the care they deliver is ‘second to none’.
# Ambulance
Concern that ambulance review outcome "has already been decided"
SIPTU has called for an independent review of the situation after it emerged that there were plans to remove the ambulance service from Dublin Fire Brigade.