A Fine Gael minister has been forced to contact gardai and broadcasting regulatory authorities on behalf of angry constituents who are being bombarded with late-night telephone calls from adult chatline callers.
One of those people has an elderly mother and family members all over the world and there could be a call at any time that they would have to take," Mr Ring told the Sunday Independent.
The editor of High Society magazine, Gloria Leonard, is credited with being one of the first people to use "976 numbers", then "900 numbers" for promotional purposes and soon as a revenue stream in the adult industry.
Leonard recorded her own voice informing callers of the contents of the next issue of High Society magazine before its publication.
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