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From TheJournal.ie Mobile phones will soon text your exact location to emergency services when you dial 999 Location

Mobile phones will soon text your exact location to emergency services when you dial 999

A pilot scheme is currently underway with three major mobile networks.

From TheJournal.ie Australian police get to the bottom of mysterious SOS sign in the outback Solved

Australian police get to the bottom of mysterious SOS sign in the outback

A man got in touch with local police claiming that his brother left the message in 2013.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's the lifeblood of the community': Protest as rural post office to shut next week SAVE OUR SERVICE

'It's the lifeblood of the community': Protest as rural post office to shut next week

It is one of 500 post offices deemed to be economically unviable.

From TheJournal.ie Australian family rescued from Japanese mountain after sending social media SOS Rescue

Australian family rescued from Japanese mountain after sending social media SOS

The group reportedly dug a hole in the snow to keep warm.

From TheJournal.ie Women rescued from cold and foggy Kerry mountain have their phone to thank SOS

Women rescued from cold and foggy Kerry mountain have their phone to thank

The walkers became disorientated during their descent.

From TheJournal.ie Many symphysiotomy survivors still don't know what happened to them Redress Scheme

Many symphysiotomy survivors still don't know what happened to them

There has been some difficulty in those who underwent the procedure accessing their medical records.

From TheJournal.ie Symphysiotomy compensation scheme announced - but how many survivors will apply? Redress

Symphysiotomy compensation scheme announced - but how many survivors will apply?

That’s according to a survivors group SOS, which describes its time limits as “draconian”.

From TheJournal.ie Childline may have to close night service due to lack of funding SOS

Childline may have to close night service due to lack of funding

The charity needs €1.2 million in funding.

From TheJournal.ie Symphysiotomy couple want to find their child's burial place Symphysiotomy

Symphysiotomy couple want to find their child's burial place

There will be no closure with money – only with finding out where their child’s remains are.

From TheJournal.ie 'We might need the stretcher for the reshuffle': €200,000 boost for mountain rescue teams SOS

'We might need the stretcher for the reshuffle': €200,000 boost for mountain rescue teams

Hands off the equipment lads, it’s well needed.

From TheJournal.ie Appeal for funding as largest community childcare centre in Ireland faces closure SOS

Appeal for funding as largest community childcare centre in Ireland faces closure

Darndale Belcamp Integrated Childcare Service employs 48 permanent staff, 7 relief staff and 43 Community Employment, Jobs Initiative and TUS employees.

Stranded snorkellers saved after writing huge SOS in the sand

And we thought that only happened in the movies.

From The42 Sonia O'Sullivan: 'People are out there killing themselves and not getting any acknowledgement for it' Interview

Sonia O'Sullivan: 'People are out there killing themselves and not getting any acknowledgement for it'

The former world champion and Olympic silver medallist feels Ireland’s athletes could do with more support.

10 ancient texting traumas that are now a thing of the past

The prehistoric times before WhatsApp.

From TheJournal.ie 'Flood of cases' by symphysiotomy survivors expected in courts next year Symphysiotomy

'Flood of cases' by symphysiotomy survivors expected in courts next year

The government’s u-turn on the lifting of the statute of limitations for one year, to facilitate legal action for the women, has been described as “appalling”.

From The42 'You feel sick when you see things like that' - O'Sullivan on the doping scourge S.o.s

'You feel sick when you see things like that' - O'Sullivan on the doping scourge

The Irish athlete told us that retrospective medal upgrades could never replace the stolen thrill of victory.

From TheJournal.ie Symphysiotomy survivors reject Magdalene type redress scheme Symphysiotomy

Symphysiotomy survivors reject Magdalene type redress scheme

After a meeting with the Health Minister today, one of the groups representing women said at no stage did Reilly condemn the practice.

From TheJournal.ie Minister to meet with symphysiotomy groups on Thursday Symphysiotomy

Minister to meet with symphysiotomy groups on Thursday

James Reilly is seeking clarification on a number of matters ahead of a final decision on redress for the women who were victims of the outdated practice of deliberately breaking a woman’s pelvis during child birth.

From TheJournal.ie Government condemned by symphysiotomy group for "underhand approach" Survivors

Government condemned by symphysiotomy group for "underhand approach"

A survivors’ group says any proposals for a Magdalene-type scheme of redress would be “wholly inappropriate”, and has called on the Government to engage with its members.

From TheJournal.ie Symphysiotomy survivors want justice for 'barbaric' acts Symphysiotomy This post contains videos This post contains images

Symphysiotomy survivors want justice for 'barbaric' acts

A protest was held outside Leinster House today as the women fight for the right to a day in court.

From TheJournal.ie Symphysiotomy survivors call for statute bar to be set aside Symphysiotomy

Symphysiotomy survivors call for statute bar to be set aside

A Bill will be debated in the Dáil next week.

From TheJournal.ie 'Appalling', 'ghastly' and 'brutal' - doctors describe symphysiotomy ordeal Petition

'Appalling', 'ghastly' and 'brutal' - doctors describe symphysiotomy ordeal

Medical professionals from around the world have come out in support in Ireland’s symphysiotomy survivors. Here’s what they had to say.

From TheJournal.ie Survivors of Symphysiotomy group to present petition ahead of Dáil decision Symphysiotomy

Survivors of Symphysiotomy group to present petition ahead of Dáil decision

Government is due to decide later this month on whether the statute of limitations should be set aside for survivors seeking legal recourse.

From TheJournal.ie Symphysiotomy survivors "repudiate" Walsh report Symphysiotomy

Symphysiotomy survivors "repudiate" Walsh report

The 160 women who met last night to discuss the issue said they will not co-operate with phase two of the report.

From TheJournal.ie Author of symphysiotomy report "anxious" to meet survivors Symphysiotomy

Author of symphysiotomy report "anxious" to meet survivors

Oonagh Walsh, who is seeking consultation on her draft report on symphysiotomy, said that she is “very anxious to meet with survivors”.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Video: Irish emergency controller nominated for award over Greenland rescue SOS This post contains videos

Video: Irish emergency controller nominated for award over Greenland rescue

A stranded Irishman called home for assistance when injured and stranded in a remote area of Greenland.

From The42 Vodafone drop Dublin sponsorship for charity SOS

Vodafone drop Dublin sponsorship for charity

The shirt sponsor will cede their promotional rights to mental health charity Suicide or Survive for Dublin’s league openers.

From TheJournal.ie Hijacked crew rescued... after sending SOS message in a bottle SOS

Hijacked crew rescued... after sending SOS message in a bottle

When pirates cut all lines of communication on a hijacked vessel, the ship’s crew turned to more traditional methods to get their message out.