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Sunday 5 February 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Mobile Phone

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# Security Threat
Two men detained over Ryanair terror alert released without charge
A suspicious object left in the toilet was found to be a mobile phone.
# Covid-19
'No scientific evidence to substantiate 5G theories': Eamonn Holmes clarifies controversial comments
The presenter came in for criticism for stating that it is “very easy” to dismiss the 5G theory “because it suits the state narrative”.
# Covid-19
Mobile and broadband capacity ramps up to deal with sharp surge in voice and data traffic
There has been increased pressure on the networks as more people work from home and connect with loved ones.
# networks
Sinn Féin supports calls for a government review into the health impacts of 5G rollout
Sinn Féin says it is open to talks with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil after the next general election.
# Case closed
Salah avoids prosecution for allegedly using mobile phone while driving
Merseyside Police have confirmed they have insufficient evidence to prosecute the Liverpool star.
# roam like at home
Since EU roaming charges were scrapped, Irish phone use abroad has skyrocketed
Between July and September last year, data usage by Irish citizens travelling in the EU increased by 218%.
# AA survey
'Put the bloody thing away': 60% of Irish drivers have used their phones at a red light
“Phone use by Irish drivers is at ridiculously high levels,” according to The AA.
# best bundles
New online comparison tool to show you best phone deals ahead of Christmas rush
The tool was set up by independent regulator Comreg.
# put it away
Over 14,000 drivers caught on their phones in 2017 - and some were posing for selfies
“The mobile phone is a big risk these days and people just aren’t heeding the message and ending up in a dreadful situation.”
# Online Safety
TD warns mobile phones give children access to 'unlimited pornography of every type'
A new bill could make it illegal for parents to allow their children born after 2015 to own a portable device.
# Your Say
Poll: Should young children be banned from buying phones with internet access?
A proposed new law aims to curb youth access to the internet.
# live a better life
Use your phone to journal - and improve your day
Let’s find out how to remember what on earth we did last week.
# roam free
'Don't have the wool pulled over their eyes': Comreg to investigate Three over roaming charges
Fine Gael TD Noel Rock wants Comreg to investigate potential breaches of EU law as a “matter of urgency”.
# roam free
Despite EU plan, Three mobile customers won't get 'all you can eat' data abroad
The company said changes are because of the increase in costs of doing business.
# Your Say
Poll: Should there be a ban on taking calls on hands-free devices while driving?
Research has found it can be as distracting as a hand-held device.
# Your Say
Poll: When did you last change your mobile phone?
There are smartphones galore at this time of year.
# Your Say
Poll: Should penalty points be increased for using a phone while driving?
The RSA says increased penalty points have resulted in changes in the behaviour of drivers.
# Montana
Kidnapped woman found dead after calling from the boot of her car
She was kidnapped in broad daylight.
# Dublin
Garda chases after man who snatched mobile phone from pregnant woman
The man was arrested and is being held at Bridewell Garda Station.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you go to a bar that blocked your mobile phone signal?
A new bar in England has installed signal blockers.
# Aircoach
Bus company used CCTV video 'unfairly' to catch driver using mobile phone
The airport bus operator was found to have obtained the footage improperly.
# distracted
Think taking hands-free calls while driving is safe? Think again
New research says driving while talking on a hands-free device can be as distracting as using a hand-held phone.
# Advice
Roy Keane says young footballers should throw their mobile phones in the bin
“Kick the ball against the wall, play with your mates. Kids don’t climb trees anymore.”
# Lottery
Couple who won €43 million only checked ticket after friend told them to
David and Carol Martin have said they might use some of the money for the flood recovery effort.
# Take a Break
This university has a plan to stop people getting hurt because of smartphones
No more falling over your friends while texting.
# Texting
Powerful road safety ad shows a split second is all it takes
Just one glance at that text message could make all the difference.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you keep electronic devices out of the bedroom?
Are they banned?
# excessive force
Footage shows New York police officer wrestling 11-year-old girl to ground
The girl was wrongly accused of stealing a mobile phone and was later released without charge.
# Courts
Dublin man caught with stun gun disguised as a phone said it was 'for a bit of holiday fun'
He was given a suspended sentence yesterday.
# Influential
Happy 150th birthday Nokia. Here's why we owe so much to the 3210
While it has a long and varied history, one device is still fondly remembered above everything else.
# Call Me Maybe
Three says issues with mobile service resolved
Thousands of customers were experiencing difficulties since yesterday afternoon.
# out of charge
There'll be no charging of your mobile when you're working for Ryanair
The conditions of employment at the airline are ‘observed to be an area of concern’ according to a new pilots’ survey.
# put it away
Ukrainian player banned for using his phone in the middle of a match
You wouldn’t see this type of messing down the park on a Sunday morning.
# Dangerous Driving
One in 12 drivers are still using their mobile phone while driving
Despite Garda initiatives to crack down on it, the figures have risen since last year.
# Investment
Want to switch mobile networks? There's a new one on its way
It’s being set up by Carphone Warehouse, but it won’t be here till July 2015…
# We Hardly Knew ye
IMAGES: RIP Nokia mobile phones (1987-2014)
Why do the good die young?
# Scam
Meteor mobile customer? Be aware of this text scam
The mobile provider said that people should be careful with any suspicious texts and offers.
# Your Say
Poll: Are penalties for using a phone while driving strict enough?
One in ten Irish motorists are still doing it – do we need harsher punishments to stop them?
# ring ring
New laws haven't deterred one-in-ten motorists from using their phone while driving
A new survey found that one-in-ten drivers text or talk on their phone.
# Road Safety
Penalty points are being increased for some offences in time for the bank holiday
Speeding, not wearing a seatbelt, or using a phone will now incur three points.