Capt Deirdre Carbery of the Defence Forces says there is a direct correlation between gender, inequality and insecurity.

President Michael D Higgins to address event in Dublin

Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy questioned whether advice to Ministers on the sharing of citizens’ data was “flawed”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Catherine Murphy tabled questions to Ministers over ruling from EU Court of Justice

Researchers could apply for an exemption from the need to have patients’ consent to process their health data, under draft legislative proposals. Photograph: Thinkstock

Draft law envisages role for Data Protection Commissioner in clearing research projects

The new €20  banknote  on display at the  European Central Bank  in Frankfurt am Main, Germany,  November 24th, 2015. Photograph: Daniel Roland/AFP/Getty Images

New note may be easily checked using the ‘feel, look and tilt’ method, says Central Bank

Max Schrems was listed as a key speaker at the conference in Brussels, which has now been cancelled due to the security alert. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Annual data protection congress had been expected to attract about 1,000 delegates

The stage at the Tallaght Person of the Year awards. Philip Preston was named Tallaght Person of the Year on Friday. Photograph: Tallaght Community Council

Jobstown protester Philip Preston (36) wins honour for work with local rugby club

In March, Martin Davoren pleaded guilty before Galway Circuit Criminal Court to 12 sample charges of assaulting Sarah  Clancy at various locations between dates in 1986 and 1988.

State showed lack of concern for victim and ‘clear disregard’ for rights of perpetrator

Pieta House, the support service for people who are suicidal or self harming, held an event in Dublin on Thursday night which coincided with International Men’s Day.

Rugby star Jack McGrath among men sharing their experiences at Pieta House

Séamus McCarthy (Cork) and Fionnuala Quigley (Wexford)  who received the Seiko Just in Time and Rescue Appreciation Award along with Garda Brian O’Donnell, for rescuing an Indian tourist swept off Inis Mór. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Irish Water Safety honours 42 rescuers, including gardaí, who saved 28 from drowning

Betty O’Connor has taken an unfair dismissals case against Donabate Golf Club. Photograph: Getty Images

Former book-keeper at Donabate takes unfair dismissals case to employment tribunal

Teagasc has said demand for its courses  has grown to an unprecedented level. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Increase due to new State requirement that farmers have recognised qualification

Minister for Communications Alex White at the official launch of Eircode in July. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

European Commission regards inquiry into Eircode procurement process as closed

The new DNA database will be operational from next Friday.

Fitzgerald says measure ‘historic’ and legislation to come into operation next week

Minister of State for the national drugs strategy, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said proposals to change drugs legislation will be brought before Cabinet in November. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Drug addiction not choice, but healthcare issue, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin tells conference

The aftermath  of a bomb on Nassau Street, Dublin, in 1974. Photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

Justice for the Forgotten group says media reports on show an attempt to ‘stir things up’

Norman Scarth, of Veterans For Peace, at the white poppy wreath-laying in the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin. Mr Scarth is a veteran of the second World War. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Group claims US military’s use of Shannon Airport violates humanitarian obligations

Some 940 defibrillators need to be updated, the health products regulator has warned. Photograph: Thinkstock

Health agency says devices across Ireland need urgent updates to function properly

About 3% of people in Ireland suffer from some kind of food allergy, according to the FSAI.  Photograph: Getty Images

Food Safety Authority app will assist 3% of consumers who suffer from a food allergy

PJ Stone said Garda management had used the 30 hours of ‘free’ overtime for issues not envisaged under the Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

GRA cautions over any legislation to ‘punish’ members after pay accord rejected

Over 300 civil servants were affected by the PeoplePoint data breach, reported to the Data Protection Commissioner last month. Photograph: Thinkstock

PeoplePoint service sent personal details in error to multiple HR departments

 Jacki Ford Morie, chief scientist at The Augmented Traveler, in conversation with Mary Aiken, director of the RCSI, on the Centre Stage during day two of the 2015 Web Summit in the RDS, Dublin, Ireland. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Ability to create your digital double not far off – Augmented Traveler’s Jacki Ford Morie

 Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton at the Web Summit  in the RDS. Mr Bruton defended the Government’s record in its support for the event. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Minister welcomes creation of 320 new tech jobs

Medina Ilyassova, chief executive of Ub-Cool, a hub for adventure trips.

From travel to fashion and wine lists to kayaking, serving consumer interest is what the app start-ups are all about

Emily O’Reilly, European Ombudsman: Not enough is being done to regulate the “revolving door” of officials from EU institutions moving into jobs where they were lobbying for private companies.

Emily O’Reilly says not enough is being done to shut “revolving door” of officials moving into lobbying jobs for private firms

Data Protection Commissioner took prosecution against company

Artist’s impression of the planned resort at Newcastle Wood, Co Longford: The plan envisages building 500 chalets on the 375-acre site in the midlands. Photograph: PA

Leisure group claims scheme opening in 2019 will create 1,000 jobs and add 4% to local economy

The increasing sophistication of passport and visa fraud is becoming a major challenge, a seminar to mark the 60th anniversary of Ireland’s membership of the UN has heard. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Foreign affairs head describes difficulties presented by global travel to UN seminar

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr James Reilly has announced new reforms for early childhood care and education. File photograph: iThinkstock

Dr James Reilly announces new reforms for early childhood care and education

Minister for Children James Reilly said the investment required in early child care and education is considerable. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

New regulations to include fresh inspection rules, says Minister for Children James Reilly

Children’s Rights Alliance chief executive Tanya Ward. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Children’s Rights Alliance report for UN claims there is a ‘shocking’ gap in services

The HSE said the Department of Health would examine the impact of legislative changes on the health identifier project following a major EU ruling. Photograph: Thinkstock

Smaranda Bara case has implications for sharing of citizens’ data between public bodies

A palliative care approach cares for all elements of a person: emotional, physical and spiritual. Taking this approach early on can mean being able to experience the best possible quality of life for longer. photograph: Thinkstock

Palliative Care Week aims to get people talking about planning for their death

Fine Gael TD Noel Harrington called for tracking devices to be fitted to all cars to prevent crime.

Technology would deliver ‘significant return to the State’, says TD Noel Harrington

Maureen O Hara, the Irish-American actor  famed for her flaming red hair and her role in The Quiet Man, has died aged 95.

Family confirms ‘Quiet Man’ star died peacefully on Saturday in her sleep

Tanks of the Ukrainian armed forces make a crossing during a withdrawal near the village of Nyzhnje in Luhansk region early in October. Photograph: Reuters

Médecins Sans Frontières says humanitarian committee in conflict zone gave no reason for decision

Parents have been urged to check the labelling on face paints before using them on their children this Halloween. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

Health products regulator says some products may contain harmful substances

A 1998 photograph of the coffin bearing the remains of Ronan Mac Lochlainn leaving the funeral home in Finglas village. Picture: Matt Kavanagh.

Commission is investigating death of Ronán MacLochlainn in Wicklow in 1998

Max Schrems: The European Court of Justice ruling followed legal action brought by the Austrian privacy campaigner over whether his Facebook data was subject to NSA surveillance. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Can a team of 42 really be expected to police Europe’s data privacy?

Max Schrems: Speaking outside the Four Courts in Dublin, Mr Schrems said that “theoretically” a decision could be made by the commissioner within weeks. Photograph: Collins Courts

High Court refers campaigner’s complaint back to the Data Protection Commissioner

The deadline for submission of tenders to print ballot papers for the general election  closed on Monday

Contract to print posters and papers worth estimated €400,000 over four years

Facebook, which has its European headquarters in Dublin, is to ask to be joined to the judicial review proceedings when they are mentioned before the High Court on Tuesday.

Case against Data Protection Commissioner referred back by European Court of Justice to High Court following ruling on ‘Safe Habo(...)

 Schrems case  due for mention before High Court on Tuesday

Statement reiterates transfers of personal data to US using ‘Safe Harbour’ are unlawful

Society needs to begin planning now to meet the future demand for palliative care, a  conference in Dublin heard.

Dublin event hears society needs to plan to meet future demand for end-of-life care

Residents at the Moyola Park estate in Galway have been told not to use the water from the public supply until further notice. Photograph: Thinkstock

Irish Water tells residents for second time this year not to use water until further notice

The majority of children referred to obesity programmes declined to take part or subsequently dropped out, the IPH conference heard. Photograph: Thinkstock

Institute of Public Health conference hears papers on healthy living and on impact of cuts on vulnerable populations in EU

Flowers on  Glenamuck Road in Carrickmines, Co Dublin, near the site of a fatal fire at a halting site. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Efforts continue to identify remains of the 10 people who died in Dublin halting site blaze

File photograph of the Aga Khan with Shergar.

Government refuses to release records from 1981-1984 due to sensitive information

British army soldier standing in front of republican mural depicting Margaret Thatcher’s stand against the hunger strikers in the Maze Prison in 1981. File photograph: Alain Le Garsmeur/Getty Images

Analysis: Releasing files might cause danger to individuals or lead to defamation action

Some 300 professionals will attend the annual National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers (Nota)  conference in Dublin to discuss the treatment of sex abusers. Photograph: Thinkstock

Professionals gather at Dublin event to discuss sex abuse as ‘major public health issue’

Eithne Jordan, Cecily Brennan, Alice Maher and Paula Meehan outside Leinster House on Monday at the launch of the Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Novelists, poets and painters state abortion amendment is ‘ongoing cause of shame’

Gráinne Nic Gib and Gráinne Nic Lochlainn pictured last week arriving for the commission of investigation into the fatal shooting of Rónán Mac Lochlainn by an armed detective in 1998. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Hearing into fatal shooting of Rónán Mac Lochlainn (28) during 1998 robbery continues

The Irish Cancer Society wants information about whether someone is a smoker recorded in their individual health identifier number. Photograph: Thinkstock

Data on lifestyle choices, social background and smoking could be recorded, says society

Marie Collins: Development a “very serious mater”. Photograph: The Irish Times

Criticism comes in wake of apparent move against Chilean survivor Juan Carlos Cruz

One naturalised Irish citizen has complained to the Data Protection Commissioner and to Google about the publication of their personal details in the State’s official gazette. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Complaint made over publication of personal details in State’s official gazette

Dr Katherine Sleeman, lecturer in  palliative care, Kings College London, and ex-Supreme Court judge Ms Justice Catherine McGuinness at the End of Life conference in Dublin. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

Conference hears 80 per cent of all Irish deaths are likely to need end-of-life care

At the launch of Network Ireland’s national conference which takes place on Friday September 25th in Westport (left to right) were: Joanne Grehan, Head of Mayo Enterprise, Mayo County Council, Anne O’Leary, chief executive Vodafone Ireland, Olwen Dawe, president of Network Ireland and Ken Burke, head of business banking with AIB. Photograph: Conor Healy.

Network Ireland to host annual forum in Mayo at end of September

Chief executive of the Food Safety Authority Dr Pamela Byrne said she was disappointed at the lack of vigilance by some owners in ensuring their businesses were fit for purpose and fully compliant with food safety legislation. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Food businesses in Dublin, Mayo, Meath and Kerry breach rules

EU ambassador to the US David O’Sullivan: was speaking at an event in Dublin about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership  currently being negotiated. Photograph: Sara Freund

Standards on consumer, health or environmental protection will not be ‘watered down’

The Links Creche, Abington, Malahide, Co. Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Links Crèche in Malahide appears before Dublin District Court on welfare charges

The IFA and Teagasc have begun a trial  to increase  acreage given over to baby potatoes. Photograph: Thinkstock

IFA and Teagasc in trial project to increase baby potato production

Attorney General Máire Whelan was ‘troubled’ by the idea that the recordings might be destroyed. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Fennelly commission will consider ‘broader issue of potential infringement of fundamental rights’

The Fennelly Commission said then secretary-general of the Department of Justice Brian  Purcell’s evidence was that he was asked to convey to former Garda commissioner Martin  Callinan the gravity with which the Taoiseach viewed the matter of the Garda telephone recording systems, and to ask him to consider the situation. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Fennelly Commission finds it ‘extraordinary’ no note exists of five-party meeting

Moyagh Murdock, CEO of the RSA: project is being piloted around the country. Photograph: Sara Freund

New number-plate recognition technology at checkpoints to detect lawbreaking drivers

Some 28 per cent of people from non-white ethnic backgrounds reported discrimination. Photograph: Thinkstock

Figures show bullying, harassment figure in most workplace discrimination complaints

Niamh Randall, national spokesperson for the Simon Communities. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Simon Communities calls for commitment to end long-term homelessness to be fulfilled

Closures: 140 Garda stations were closed nationwide in 2012-13. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Reduction in rural stations leaving communities exposed to crime, campaigners claim

Former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Sean FitzPatrick. Photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

Judge puts back trial of ex-Anglo Irish chairman for seven months until May 2016

Two men have sought leave to appeal the result of the marriage referendum to the Supreme Court. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Courts Service receives applications on same-sex marriage referendum result

Former Clerys staff protest outside the offices of Natrium Ltd in Dublin on Friday.  Photograph: Siptu via Twitter

Around two dozen ex-staff urge management to meet them over outstanding wages

 Software changes are required to bring the system on the South Circular Road up to the same standard as the one in operation at Benburb Street. Photograph: Frank Miller

System to go live at junction of South Circular Road and Con Colbert Road

Patrick McKee canvassing in the Carlow-Kilkenny byelection campaign. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Expenditure on Carlow-Kilkenny poll in May totalled €185,738, says standards body

 Frances Fitzgerald: she said it was intended to publish the notices in respect of those granted a certificate of naturalisation in 2010 and 2011 by the end of last year, with 2012 and 2013 grants being published this year

Minister for Justice says she ‘understands concerns’ of those whose information was made publicly available

The HSA has investigators at the scene of a farming incident in Ballon, Co Carlow.

Donal English Hayden understood to have been pinned down by overturned trailer

Details of about 115,000 Irish users are reportedly included in the hack of the Ashley Madison adultery  website. Photograph: Thinkstock

Chair of Digital Rights Ireland says registering on adultery site not illegal

The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland has expressed concerns at the publication of new citizens’ personal information online. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Grave concern expressed ‘for safety of people who have sought protection in the State’

Attendees at a citizenship ceremony in Dublin last month: publication of the names and addresses of new Irish citizens in ‘Iris Oifigiúil’ is provided for under a 1956 Act. Photograph: Alan Betson

Analysis: Legislation from 1956 did not foresee powerful tools for harvesting data

The personal details of new Irish citizens remain online indefinitely after publication by the Government’s official gazette. Photograph: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Data Protection Commissioner says making the information public is stipulated by law

A study of more than 600,000 individuals has shown an increased risk of stroke and heart disease among those who worked longer hours.

Review claims higher chance of heart disease for those who work over 55 hours a week

The Department of Health said it would continue to monitor evidence on e-cigarettes after health officials in Britain endorsed them as 95 per cent safer than their tobacco equivalents. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Government has ‘concerns’ about nicotine content despite recent health findings

Some 43% of the 1,000 consumers surveyed said they had also changed their online habits due to fear. Photograph: Thinkstock

Survey suggests people are more cautious when giving out personal information

Niamh Donnelly from  Leopardstown is congratulated by her mother Marion Donnelly on getting her Leaving Certificate results at Coláiste Íosagáin, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Bodies urge would-be undergraduates to seek advice from parents, teachers and counsellors

Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith commemoration at Glasnevin Cemetary, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Wreaths laid at graves of two ‘giants of the Free State’ by Fine Gael ministers

Women’s Aid said eligibility for protection and safety orders was extended in 2011. Photograph: Thinkstock

Courts see huge rise in applications for safety orders under domestic violence legislation

A new 120-bed unit is to be built at the National Rehabilitiation Hospital in Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Development to include integrated therapy spaces, hydrotherapy and sports facilities

The Watermarque Building in Ringsend, Dublin, where Airbnb’s headquarters is located. Photograph:  Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Room rental site to clarify new obligation to provide income details to Revenue

The Data Protection Commissioner considered telling organisations to stop using information such as mothers’ maiden names as security questions following the publication of civil records online.

Concerns voiced over organisations’ use of mothers’ maiden names as security questions

New sign: diagonal black lines on white background were designed to replace the 80km/h signs on rural roads.

Authorities were to replace 80km/h sign on tertiary roads by June 12th

The fishing vessel with an estimated 600 immigrants aboard shortly before it capsized, leading to many deaths. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces

Man saves wife and drowning baby after trafficker’s vessel capsizes north of Tripoli

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys announced the nine projects to receive Arts Council funding for the 1916 commemorations.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Nine projects picked by Arts Council include music, dance, film and sound installations

Irish Defence Forces photograph of a children  on board the the LÉ Niamh enroute to Palermo.

Fishing boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized in Mediterranean

A large GP practice, a hospice and patients with epilepsy will be among the first to trial the new individual health identifiers. Photograph: Thinkstock

Standards for managing unique numbers to track people in health system published

Complaints to the Road Safety Authority included many about speed limit signs and speeding on rural roads. Photograph: Eric Luke

Safety authority releases emails from public under Freedom of Information Act

Minister for Communications Alex White. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Data Protection Commissioner confirms there are outstanding concerns over scheme

Victims of human trafficking should be compensated from a special fund, the Immigrant Council of Ireland has said. Photograph: Thinkstock

Immigrant Council says victims should receive funds from Criminal Assets Bureau

Community Awareness of Drugs (CAD) said decriminalisation would lead to a ‘litany of problems’. Photograph: Thinkstock

CAD says Ó Ríordáin plan will lead to increase in use of cannabis and cocaine

Minister of State for the National Drugs Strategy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin will bring a paper on drug use to Cabinet in the autumn. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin says ‘consumption rooms’ for heroin users will be considered

Judge Patrick McCartan told the jury in the trial of three former officials of Anglo Irish Bank  to leave any ‘hard views’ about the bank behind when deliberating. Photograph: Frank Miller

Anglo Irish Bank not on trial, says judge

Wind turbines: An extensive wind farm project has been planned for Emlagh, near Kells, in Co Meath. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Oral hearing by An Bord Pleanála into wind farm project concludes after four weeks

Taoiseach Enda Kenny prior to his address at the MacGill Summer School Photograph: North West Newspix.

Taoiseach greeted by anti-water charge protesters at MacGill summer school

Sr Stanislaus Kennedy called for a referendum to enshrine the right to a home in the Constitution. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

MacGill: Sister Stanislaus says playing market with people’s housing needs ‘indecent’

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