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Learning Irish just got a step easier with launch of LOINNIR, an app that connects Gaeilgeoir­í across the globe. The app identifies Irish speakers in your locale, using

GPS technology, and includes a chat feature that randomly pairs people. The app was created following an Irish-language event for software designers, held at UCD earlier this year.

Waiting in a hospital’s Accident and Emergency (A&E) room is enough to give you a stomach ulcer. But a new app, being developed by eHealth Ireland, reveals the number of patients waiting at an emergency department, and tells you how long you’ll have to wait before a doctor can reattach your severed appendage.

Too posh to grab a cab? DEVINE’S WORLDWIDE CHAUFFEUR SERVICES has an app for that. The Santry-based limo company, which has carted around stars like Lady Gaga and Beyoncé, lets you book chauffeur-driven cars with a tap on a smartphone.

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