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Texting while driving is BANNED from today. Could Google Glass be the next deadly distraction?
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Texting while driving is BANNED from today. Could Google Glass be the next deadly distraction?

May 1st 2014, 6:30 AM 11,962 Views 46 Comments

54 per cent of drivers said the devices should be banned for all drivers…

Gardaí to begin nationwide crackdown on drivers using mobile phones
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Gardaí to begin nationwide crackdown on drivers using mobile phones

Apr 23rd 2014, 10:35 AM 18,435 Views 90 Comments

The national mobile phone operation will take place over the next two days, beginning tomorrow.

This ad should stop you from texting and driving
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This ad should stop you from texting and driving

Apr 17th 2014, 6:52 PM 33,974 Views 34 Comments

Honda tells its drivers about the devastating effects of driving and texting.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Apr 11th 2014, 10:44 PM 14,090 Views 4 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Omagh, Anglo, and the most depressed town in Ireland…

Banned: Texting while driving now 'completely prohibited'
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Banned: Texting while driving now 'completely prohibited'

Apr 11th 2014, 5:50 PM 28,543 Views 145 Comments

The existing law wasn’t 100 per cent clear on the area, according to Transport Minister Leo Varadkar.

The 6 most annoying things EVER about phone credit
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# Ready To Go

The 6 most annoying things EVER about phone credit

Mar 29th 2014, 1:00 PM 26,508 Views 37 Comments

“Sorry, I had no credit.”

10 text messages in your inbox, and what they REALLY mean
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# Gud Nite?

10 text messages in your inbox, and what they REALLY mean

Mar 23rd 2014, 9:30 AM 66,521 Views 24 Comments

Decoding the communications that MATTER.

18 things everyone knew before smartphones
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# Stupidphones

18 things everyone knew before smartphones

Mar 16th 2014, 9:30 AM 48,164 Views 76 Comments

Bring back the Nokia 3310, the Motorola Razr, polyphonic ringtones and non-predictive text.

These kids don't know what to make of old-school telephones
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# Old Skool

These kids don't know what to make of old-school telephones

Mar 4th 2014, 5:11 PM 4,917 Views 2 Comments

Prepare to feel quite old.

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

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

Feb 20th 2014, 9:30 PM 76,222 Views 102 Comments

The prehistoric times before WhatsApp.

These are the worst things people do in a WhatsApp group
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# Whassssaaaaaaap

These are the worst things people do in a WhatsApp group

Feb 8th 2014, 6:00 PM 192,050 Views 20 Comments

Come on people, be sound!

Poll: Own up, have you ever texted while driving?
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Poll: Own up, have you ever texted while driving?

Feb 3rd 2014, 9:31 AM 14,486 Views 64 Comments

The activity has been cited by 10 per cent of drivers as a major cause of ‘near misses’. But have you ever done it? Even once?

A car crash caused by texting while driving caught on camera
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A car crash caused by texting while driving caught on camera

Jan 15th 2014, 6:45 PM 41,140 Views 61 Comments

A warning video.

50 billion instant messages expected to be sent each day in 2014
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50 billion instant messages expected to be sent each day in 2014

Jan 13th 2014, 2:16 PM 9,915 Views 18 Comments

The figure is more than twice the number of text messages expected to be sent in 2014.

Young drivers are more likely to crash due to mobile phone distraction
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Young drivers are more likely to crash due to mobile phone distraction

Jan 2nd 2014, 9:25 AM 9,485 Views 58 Comments

The US study also produced a surprise result, simply talking on the phone did not prove dangerous.

7 mortal dangers of sending a text message

7 mortal dangers of sending a text message

Dec 7th 2013, 6:00 PM 53,442 Views 36 Comments

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

The 5 rules of texting etiquette that everyone needs to know
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The 5 rules of texting etiquette that everyone needs to know

Sep 28th 2013, 11:30 AM 31,189 Views 33 Comments

Most people text practically every single day, but some have overlooked the manners the medium needs.

Irish people sent over 2.4 billion texts between April and June
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Irish people sent over 2.4 billion texts between April and June

Sep 13th 2013, 8:22 AM 3,859 Views 28 Comments

A report from ComReg also found that more than three quarters of mobile calls were to another mobile.

How to spot an Irish mammy on social media
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# Social Mammy-a

How to spot an Irish mammy on social media

Jun 24th 2013, 9:30 PM 51,646 Views 56 Comments

They’re texting AND on The Face Book now, you know.

The 7 things you never thought you'd need your phone for (but can't live without)
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# Phone Life

The 7 things you never thought you'd need your phone for (but can't live without)

Jun 24th 2013, 4:20 PM 3,298 Views 2 Comments

It is a miracle we got anything doing before phones really.

One cent tax on texts could have raised €590m in the last five years
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One cent tax on texts could have raised €590m in the last five years

Jun 7th 2013, 9:00 PM 12,366 Views 91 Comments

Estimates from the Department of Finance were based on placing a one cent tax on the 59 billion text messages that have been sent over the last five years.

How not to text while sitting on top of a moving car
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# Brb Texting

How not to text while sitting on top of a moving car

Jun 5th 2013, 5:56 PM 800 Views 0 Comments

OH MY GOD WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS?

Finally! An umbrella that lets you text while you hold it
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# ELLa Ella Ella

Finally! An umbrella that lets you text while you hold it

May 10th 2013, 9:04 AM 1,745 Views 2 Comments

Ireland needs this. For all of our futures.

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan to 'tell all' about wiping of penalty points from his licence
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Luke 'Ming' Flanagan to 'tell all' about wiping of penalty points from his licence

Mar 10th 2013, 12:36 PM 24,962 Views 162 Comments

Flanagan said gardaí contacted him offering to remove the points from his record.

VIDEO: iPhone emojis in real life are kind of amazing
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# WINKY FACE

VIDEO: iPhone emojis in real life are kind of amazing

Feb 26th 2013, 10:35 AM 11,225 Views 17 Comments

You will never iMessage the same way again.

9 ways to text like your mam
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# Mammywire

9 ways to text like your mam

Jan 23rd 2013, 10:28 AM 20,350 Views 21 Comments

Where r u? Who r u with?

New Road Traffic Bill includes specific ban on texting while driving
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New Road Traffic Bill includes specific ban on texting while driving

Dec 11th 2012, 5:56 PM 12,714 Views 85 Comments

The bill also introduces a Novice Driver category for people in their first two years after qualification.

7 strangers who need your advice
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# He Texted

7 strangers who need your advice

Oct 18th 2012, 10:46 AM 1,651 Views 0 Comments

Maybe he’s just not that into you? Or maybe he genuinely was asleep. Submit your love texts for analysis.

12 reasons why using your phone in the shower is ridiculous
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# Life Advice

12 reasons why using your phone in the shower is ridiculous

Oct 13th 2012, 6:00 PM 47,813 Views 31 Comments

WHY DO PEOPLE DO IT?

LOL! ROFL! Rebekah Brooks teaches Cameron textspeak
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# Dctxtspeak

LOL! ROFL! Rebekah Brooks teaches Cameron textspeak

May 11th 2012, 1:47 PM 4,159 Views 9 Comments

The former tabloid editor taught the prime minister the true meaning behind ‘LOL’, but what else has he been getting wrong?

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

Jun 13th 2011, 9:26 AM 4,194 Views 46 Comments

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

Noonan rulez out tax on txts :)
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Noonan rulez out tax on txts :)

Jun 13th 2011, 9:11 AM 467 Views 1 Comment

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

Poll: Are women more likely to use their mobile phones while driving?
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Poll: Are women more likely to use their mobile phones while driving?

Jun 10th 2011, 10:21 AM 2,647 Views 21 Comments

Today we’re asking if women are more likely to have their eyes on their phones while behind the wheel, after a senior Garda said that young females are more likely to be texting while driving.

Nine per cent admit to surfing the web while driving
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Nine per cent admit to surfing the web while driving

Feb 28th 2011, 12:38 PM 733 Views 0 Comments

An AA survey shows that ‘handheld mobile phone usage’ has increased since 2009, despite numerous safety campaigns.