Chairman designate of the National Disability Authority Helen Guinan said employment for people with disabilities was high on the agenda for the agency. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Chairman-designate of National Disability Authority appears before Oireachtas Justice committee

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said the recommendations would improve the situation for teachers on fixed-term contracts or working part time. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Education to implement measures to cut reliance on short-term contracts and part-time work

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said indiscipline in An Garda Síochána would be dealt with. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Frances Fitzgerald said claims by whistleblower Maurice McCabe are being listened to

Josephine Feehily, chairman of the Revenue Commissioners, told staff yesterday she is to retire shortly. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

A career public servant, Ms Feehily joined the office of the Revenue Commissioners in 1993

The phenomenon of accidental awareness during general anaesthesia occurs in about one in 19,000 cases, a major new study suggests. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

11 incidences out of 300 reports occurred in Irish hospitals, according to major survey in Ireland and UK

The Data Protection Commissioner said that in the case of 13 of the 20 Irish apps checked, permissions “exceeded that which the sweeper would expect based on the app’s functionality after reviewing the app”. It confirmed follow-up action was being considered in four cases.

New study indicates many Irish mobile apps are looking for more personal data than warranted

Irish Water said it acted immediately to resolve the issue and all the property owners affected had been advised accordingly.

Letters sent out to householders had data relating to other individuals

Helen Dixon has been appointed the new Data Protection Commissioner.

Former companies registrar and Department of Jobs official succeeds Billy Hawkes

Prof Alan Reilly of the Food Safety Authority said there was ‘no excuse for putting consumers’ health at risk through negligent practices’ .Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

FSAI says one supermarket served with prohibition notice during August

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