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#Text Messages

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí warn public over text message scam seeking to gain personal bank details Fraud

Gardaí warn public over text message scam seeking to gain personal bank details

People are being asked to contact their bank immediately if they believe they have been scammed.

From TheJournal.ie UK police forces to ask rape victims to hand in mobile phones for investigation Digital Privacy

UK police forces to ask rape victims to hand in mobile phones for investigation

Concerns have been raised by victims groups about new consent forms.

From TheJournal.ie Former TD comes centre stage in attempt by Denis O'Brien to name Declan Ganley in court action Colm Keaveney

Former TD comes centre stage in attempt by Denis O'Brien to name Declan Ganley in court action

Details of texts sent and received, and an affidavit filed in favour of Denis O’Brien, by Galway politician Colm Keaveney were detailed in the High Court today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Hello, I'm in the Dáil': TDs to be banned from making calls in the chamber Beep Beep

'Hello, I'm in the Dáil': TDs to be banned from making calls in the chamber

TDs will still be allowed use social media while in the Dáil chamber.

From TheJournal.ie Woman accused of urging boyfriend to kill himself via texts goes on trial Massachusetts

Woman accused of urging boyfriend to kill himself via texts goes on trial

The court heard that Michelle Carter played a “sick game” with another person’s life.

From TheJournal.ie Hospital patient 'no shows' are costing the State nearly €12m RSVP

Hospital patient 'no shows' are costing the State nearly €12m

Minister of State Catherine Byrne said the administrative cost associated with non-attendance is approximately €25 per patient visit.

From TheJournal.ie Text messages are on the way out - but we're eating up huge amounts of data WhatsApp

Text messages are on the way out - but we're eating up huge amounts of data

The new ComReg report also found that Ireland is expensive for home broadband, but relatively cheap for mobile bills.

From TheJournal.ie Kerry man convicted of intimidating sex worker to be held in prison over Christmas Terrifying Messages

Kerry man convicted of intimidating sex worker to be held in prison over Christmas

The 40-year-old sent the woman threatening text messages and said he would contact her family.

This Tumblr is collecting the last messages people got from loved ones

It’s pretty heartbreaking.

From TheJournal.ie "I want someone to care for me and love me" - court hears Elaine O'Hara text messages On Trial

"I want someone to care for me and love me" - court hears Elaine O'Hara text messages

More than one thousand messages were read to the Central Criminal Court today.

From TheJournal.ie "It was very nearly the perfect murder," jury is told in Graham Dwyer case Day One

"It was very nearly the perfect murder," jury is told in Graham Dwyer case

The judge had warned jury members that they could not be ‘squeamish’ — but not even that had prepared the courtroom yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Company behind bulk marketing texts says Irish trade is 'challenging' Opting Out

Company behind bulk marketing texts says Irish trade is 'challenging'

Zamano reports a fall in sales and profits, blames ComReg code of practice for bad local figures.

The 16 greatest ways to respond to a wrong-number text

Look man I’m just interested in the car.

The Burning Question*: Is txtspk eva OK? Dilemma This post contains a poll

The Burning Question*: Is txtspk eva OK?

Let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

From TheJournal.ie 'Mom, I love you': The heartwrenching text messages sent from South Korea's sinking ferry Tragedy
From TheJournal.ie The text messages between Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp Back And Forth

The text messages between Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp

WhatsApp messages between Pistorius and Steenkamp were revealed during the murder trial in South Africa.

7 mortal dangers of sending a text message

7 mortal dangers of sending a text message

We’re living life on the edge with every single text.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí launch 'text alert' service to tackle rural crime Rural Crime

Gardaí launch 'text alert' service to tackle rural crime

The initiative will allow people to send alerts of suspicious incidents to the rest of the community through gardaí.

From TheJournal.ie John Gilligan, corporation tax and Trap’s last day: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

John Gilligan, corporation tax and Trap’s last day: The week in numbers

Plus: How many texts do people in Ireland send on an average day?

15 tragically lost battles with autocorrect

It is a worthy foe.

From TheJournal.ie Childline received 1,212 calls, texts, and messages on Christmas Day 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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Every day TheJournal.ie brings you the nine things you need to know as you kick off your day.

Useful Tech Advice of the Day from O2: Turn it off and turn it back on again

The phone company had some useful IT Crowd-esque advice for its customers today.

Watch your language - Pakistan blacklists 'rude' words in texts

Pakistanis will have to think twice before texting about “love pistols” or, em, “headlights” under new regulations.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Monday

All the day’s news, and the bits and pieces you may have missed…

From TheJournal.ie Ur say: Would a tax on texts make you :) r :( ? Your Say This post contains a poll

Ur say: Would a tax on texts make you :) r :( ?

Michael Noonan has ruled out the prospect of playing a new levy on text messaging. Do you think such a tax would work?

From TheJournal.ie Noonan rulez out tax on txts :) LOL

Noonan rulez out tax on txts :)

The Minister for Finance said he wasn’t aware of such a tax – previously proposed by Labour – anywhere else in the world.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should ministers’ mobiles be publicly available? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should ministers’ mobiles be publicly available?

Some ministers have changed their numbers after having them posted online – but should such details be kept private?

From TheJournal.ie Ministers change mobiles after numbers posted online Ring Ring!

Ministers change mobiles after numbers posted online

TDs from all parties – including ministers – have their numbers posted online after a trade union puts them in a newsletter.