Kevin Myers apologised and said he had ‘no career left’ and that his reputation was ‘in tatters’. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Jodie Ginsberg, who is of Jewish hertiage, to share stage with Myers at UL lecture

Ibrahim Halawa with his sisters Fatima, Omaima and Somaia. Photograph: Halawa family.

Irish citizen enters fourth year of incarceration in Cairo prison today as mass trial continues

Éamonn Meehan, executive director of Trócaire, and former president Mary Robinson at a climate change conference in Maynooth University in 2015.   Photograph: Eric Luke

Agency says developments in US and UK raise ‘profound questions’ for the poor

WhatsApp has confirmed it is still not sharing the data of EU users’ with Facebook, as engagement continues with the Irish Data Protection Commissioner.

Facebook-owned messaging app engaging with Data Protection Commissioner over issue

Ibrahim Halawa with his sisters Fatima, Omaima and Somaia. Photograph: Halawa family

‘How long is he going to spend there? His friends have graduated and started new jobs’

Jason Corbett, who was murdered by his wife and her father in the US

Sister and brother-in-law of murdered man say Martenses are ‘convicted killers and liars’

The sticker posted on glass facing a waiting area at Portiuncula hospital in Galway. It has been removed after complaints.

Portiuncula says material placed on window without knowledge of management

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, welcomed a Hiqa report on its services in the mid-west.

Hiqa inspection finds delays in reporting alleged abuse to gardaí, gaps in Garda vetting

Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft and YouTube announced the formation of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, which they said would continue to make their services ‘hostile to terrorists and violent extremists’.

Pro-IS accounts face ‘substantial and aggressive disruption’ online – DCU study

Áine Duggan, former executive director of the gay equality charity Glen, claimed in an email she had been told by a HSE official that gay rights were no longer a funding priority following the 2015 marriage referendum.

Health service says it is ‘categorically’ not the case that it believes there are no LGBT rights issues to be addressed

Tony O’Brien, director-general of the HSE: said that Change Healthcare, the supplier of the software, knew about the issue for 18 months but did not inform the HSE. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Flaw in system for storing medical images poses ‘relatively low’ risk to patients

Mr Justice Richard Humphreys called on the Oireachtas to legislate for the appointment of more judges. Photograph Cyril Byrne

State is ‘rock bottom’ in Europe for number per head of population, judge says

Members of Siptu and the NBRU picketing outside Busaras in Dublin earlier this year. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

NBRU says it will vehemently oppose more routes being taken from Dublin Bus

Gardasil is the vaccine used in the vaccination programme for girls in their first year of secondary school. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Multiple studies have concluded that the vaccination is effective and extremely safe

From left, Orla O’Connor, director, National Women’s Council of Ireland, Tanya Ward, chief executive, Children’s Rights Alliance, and  Prof Gráinne Flannelly, consultant obstetrician/gynaecologist and clinical director at CervicalCheck. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Alliance aims to reverse ‘misinformation’ on cervical cancer vaccine for schoolgirls

The Workplace Relations Commission said it was satisfied Boyne Valley Group’s decision to dismiss the claimant had not come within “a band of reasonableness”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Man made ‘offensive’ comments about female colleague’s eyebrows and family plans

At Brexit equine forum: Tom McGuirk (chair), David Carson,  Alan Fahey  and John Melville. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Forum hears warnings of lengthy border checks for thousands of horses and job losses

Kirstin McDonagh, Sadhbh Gannon and Carson Morrow washing Carracanada River ahead of the opening day of the Dublin Horse Show at the RDS. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Event worth €45 million annually to local economy, with 1,600 horses taking part

Problem with records may result in thousands of patients having to have tests redone

The HSE’s National Integrated Medical Imaging System is used to store radiology, cardiology and other diagnostic images electronically. When images are archived, the  “<”, used in a report, was omitted and was not visible.

Expert questions why coding error in software recording patient scans not spotted

Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan: “Invasive species not only damage or destroy biodiversity but they also impact on tourism and fisheries.” Photograph: David Sleator

Sinn Féin MEP fears EU regulation may be poorly implemented as alien list expanded

Public services cards, the issuing of which will have cost €60 million by the end of the year, were first provided to social welfare customers and people claiming certain State benefits.

Fresh concern about State sharing of citizens’ data after publication of new strategy

The National Transport Authority has opened a public consultation ahead of proposed legislation regulating rickshaws. Photograph: iStock

NTA urges public and owners of the vehicles to submit views by end of September

Minister for Transport Shane Ross said: “The mutual recognition of driving disqualifications is an important road safety measure because it aims to target dangerous drivers on our roads.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Shane Ross signs order introducing mutual recognition of disqualifications in State and UK

Busker blues: A spokeswoman for Dublin City Council says fewer than 90 complaints about buskers were received between April and June of this year. Photograph: Eric Luke

Bongos, trumpet player and Ed Sheeran cover versions prompted locals to file grievances

Former Dublin-based Garda Joseph O’Connor (38), from Morrel Grove, Naas, Co Kildare was fined €3,000 after he pleaded guilty to illegally disclosing information on private individuals to others. Photograph: Collins Courts

Joseph O’Connor (38) pleads guilty to three offences of breaching data protection legislation

St Mary’s School water collection point in Drogheda. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

As normal service resumed in Moneymore, people rushed to take advantage

Members of the Dublin Fire Brigade undergoing training in the Dublin Port Tunnel in advance of its opening to traffic. File photograph: Alan Betson

Staff claim under-investment in service and lack of parity on overtime rates

Almost nine out of 10 (88 per cent) of respondents agreed that members of An Garda Síochána were friendly or helpful. Photograph: Alan Betson

Public attitudes survey for first quarter finds 92% have ‘mid to high’ trust in the force

Water resources in the northeast will be monitored this week following the rupture of a major water main.

Childcare providers in northeast must take care with supplies and follow advice - HSE

Minister of State for Digital Development Seán Kyne. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Experts required to help protect national infrastructure from potentially crippling attacks

The site of the Old Mill in Julianstown, Co Meath: council declared it derelict in 2008 but did not place it on the derelict sites register

Protected structure in Julianstown fell into disrepair after closure of hotel a decade ago

A file image of nerve cells, which are affected by Huntington’s disease.

Collaboration with University of Barcelona aims to find cure for ‘relentlessly fatal’ condition

Data Commissioner’s office has described the project as “disproportionate” and “extraordinary”. Photograph: iStock

Former Ontario privacy commissioner would not want her data accessed this way

Department of Social Protection recovered over €82 million in monies overpaid to claimants last year

Number of welfare payments for illness, disability, carer, and child benefit increases

During 2016 the regulator wrote to 11 shops with concerns they were operating as “charity shops” while not registered. Photograph: iStock

Charities Regulator says total number of charities registered now over 8,000

The CSO wants to use its powers under the Statistics Act to compel mobile  operators to transfer to it on an ongoing basis the details of phones or users roaming on the networks. File photograph: iStock

State body told privacy watchdog it disagreed with legal interpretation on using data

The Central Statistics Office wants to force mobile phone network providers to hand over roaming data about tourists and Irish residents travelling abroad. File Photograph

Statistics body insists roaming data will improve tourism and travel information

Charlie  Flanagan: he  said  since the Supreme Court decision his department had been analysing and considering “this important and complex judgment”

Charlie Flanagan publishes report on improvements in direct provision

Before and after: The opening paragraph as it appeared on Thursday morning (left) and the darker typeface that appeared later in the day.

Owner of opts for light-coloured font to address copyright breaches

Auditors analysed 23 credit card statements for the former chief executive of the Alzheimer Society and found they were not signed as authorised or approved

HSE internal audit finds building project went €700,000 over budget and that cash was kept in filing cabinets

Audit recommends restrictions after cards used to buy juicer, cigarettes and hair extensions

The Irish Wheelchair Association should clearly state all of the benefits that are to be enjoyed by employee in their contracts, the auditor said. File photograph: Eric Luke

Audit of Irish Wheelchair Association finds it was not in line with HSE pay scales

St Joseph’s Residence for Deaf Boys in Cabra. Photograph:Cyril Byrne

Former head of finance at Catholic Institute for Deaf People got €83,000 untaxed bonus

Cases that involved the criminal courts, the family courts and the social work system it was like dealing with ‘three separate planets’.

Women suffering serious abuse experience ‘Stockholm Syndrome’, conference told

Coercive control is defined as a pattern of sustained emotional and psychological abuse of a partner through threats, intimidation, control and restrictions of liberty, coercive control has been recognised as a serious offence in UK law since 2015. Photograph: iStock

Seminar in Dublin hears 155 defendants prosecuted under legislation in UK last year

Homepage of Apologies from the website operator Leo Sherlock acknowledging  he had published articles without a licence and had infringed the copyright of the two news organisations were read in court and the full settlement terms were handed to the judge.

Website to pay undisclosed damages to media firms over unauthorised use of content

The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) calls for the government to show that bereavement, palliative care, end-of life issues are priority areas for policy development and investment. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

Irish Hospice Foundation calls for restoration of bereavement grant in pre-budget submission

The stump of the crab apple tree planted for the Omagh bomb victims in 1998, with a JCB in the background. Photograph: Macroom and District Environmental Group

Macroom environmental group says birch planted by Mary Robinson also damaged

Dr Shannon said restricting internet usage for children should “be approached with caution. Photograph: iStock

Dr Geoffrey Shannon says State should set lowest permissible age under EU rules

An example of the public services card.

Final submission to Oireachtas committee on proposed Bill to implement EU regulation

Roy Hassey and Keith Murdiff of Unite. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Union says bad conditions and zero-hour contracts ‘rife’ in private teaching sector

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office on Monday said the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust had not complied with the Data Protection Act when it turned over the sensitive medical data to Google DeepMind.

Information Commissioner’s Office seeks lessons for wider health service after inquiry into handover of 1.6m records

Virgin Media was fined €2,500 for direct marketing offences after it called a woman without her consent. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Firm prosecuted by Data Protection Commissioner for electronic marketing offences

Young people from more affluent families were less likely to drink sugared soft drinks every day than those with lower affluence, but this was not consistent across all countries and regions. Photograph:   Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

WHO report shows drop in number of teens drinking sugary drinks daily

Regina Doherty: “This payment can make a real difference in helping families.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Payment to ease financial pressure on families has gone up 25% for each eligible child

Minister of State for Housing Damien English: “We’ll be about a month late in reaching our target. But the target will be met.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister of State Damien English insists plans to deal with housing crisis will work

Swimmers brave high winds and waves at Killiney beach. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Local authority reports high levels of bacteria at Killiney, Seapoint and Blackrock

Mobile Data: The survey of 6,500 people in Europe, China, Africa and the US revealed 75 per cent of respondents always or sometimes read privacy policies and terms of conditions before signing up to a mobile app or service. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Global survey finds almost 90% will take action if their trust is challenged

Pharmacists warn that buying prescription drugs online is illegal in Ireland

Irish Pharmacy Union says counterfeit medicines have been found to contain rat poison

The State has paid out more than €15.2 million to settle claims arising from traffic collisions involving members of An Garda Síochána since 2011.

Figures provided to Tommy Broughan show gardaí on official business in some 600 collisions a year

A Bleeper Bike parked at the Grand Canal dock area in Dublin early last week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Private company’s short-term bicycle rental scheme rolled out ‘prematurely’, says DCC

Tom and Kathleen Devereux spoke to ‘Liveline’ after Kathleen was prevented from joining her husband in his nursing home. Photograph: Liveline

Simon Harris urges HSE to resolve problem after husband and wife of 63 years ‘separated’

The US supreme court has been asked by the US government to decide a case involving efforts by law enforcement to access emails held on a Microsoft server in Dublin. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Four-year battle escalates in law enforcement efforts to gain access to EU citizen’s data

A screenshot taken from CCTV footage of the tractor on the railway line. Photograph: Iarnród Éireann.

Irish Rail said Maynooth-Sligo services faced some disruption

The new Sumatran tiger cub at Fota Wildlife Park in Carrigtwohill, Cork, with its mother Dourga. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Fewer than 500 of the endangered subspecies remain in the wild

There were  9.7 million bed nights in the first quarter of the year and the average length of stay was six nights. Photograph: iStock

UK and Spain most popular destinations as outbound visitors spend €1.2 billion

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon said many public-sector bodies seemed to “struggle enormously with the high-level, principles-based nature of data-protection law”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Data Protection Commissioner addresses first Data Summit organised by Government

Barrister Dr Denis Kelleher before the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality on Wednesday.

Oireachtas committee told social media firms must identify whether users adults or children

Eoghan Dunne was referred to Portiuncula hospital with  fever in 2012. Over a 12-hour period there was a progressive deterioration in his condition. He developed sepsis and multi-organ failure and  will require 24-hour care for the rest of his life. Photograph: RTÉ Investigates

Eoghan Dunne suffered sepsis after referral to Portiuncula Hospital with fever in 2012

Former US ambassador Dan Rooney, pictured outside the American Embassy in Dublin in 2011. Several hundred people attended a Mass on Tuesday to remember Mr Rooney, who died aged 84 on April 13th.  Photograph: Eric Luke

President Michael D Higgins attends Mass for late US ambassador and philanthropist

The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (Tilda) report looked at more than 8,000 people aged over 50, focusing on 325 people who retired during the survey period between 2009 and 2015. Photograph: Getty

Retirees less likely to have financial difficulties than those working, says Trinity report

 Bleeperbike said the company could not wait to go through the licensing procedures because it had secured a ‘first-mover’ advantage in the market.   Ireland’s first app powered stationless bike sharing service showcases its bikes above. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Dublin City Council says Bleeperbike launch is ‘premature’ and bicycles are ‘unlicensed’

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald delivers the address at the commemoration for former taoiseach John A. Costello at Deansgrange Cemetery on Sunday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Frances Fitzgerald delivers address 126 years after birth of former taoiseach

Maire Whelan who was appointed to the Court of Appeal by President Michael D Higgins this morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil asks whether three judges who expressed interest were interviewed

Leo Varadkar addressing the Data Summit in Dublin, his first public appearance at an event as Taoiseach. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

In first public duty, Taoiseach says service requires huge investment in technology

 Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Commissioner raises issues over proposals for implementation of new EU regulation

Just 50 per cent of people believe An Garda Síochána is effective in tackling crime, the force’s Public Attitudes Survey 2016 has found. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Garda survey shows number of people who have experienced crime down to 8%

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties has asked for details of how the State shares foreign intelligence information.

ICCL and other bodies ask governments to disclose details of arrangements for sharing data

Customers will not be permitted to withdraw large sums or transact foreign currency and coin services within these “cashless” branches.

Advocacy group for older people concerned about impact of closures on rural communities

Last week, 100 nurses and midwives in Scotland applied to work with the Health Service Executive in Ireland. Photograph: Frank Miller

Stephen McLarnon says overcrowding in Britain ‘putting some Irish nurses off’ going

Sister Aaliya and imam of the Al-Mustafa Islamic Centre Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri, chair of the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council. Photograph: Alan Betson

Convert ‘Sister Aaliya’ says at least 150 radicalised Muslims living in Ireland

Leo Varadkar: “We must ensure that the Brexit talks are handled in a smooth and coherent manner”. Photograph: EPA

Fine Gael leader and opposition respond to results of Westminster poll

The number of patients on hospital waiting lists rose to more than 564,000 people in May. Photograph: Frank Miller

New figures show over 85,000 waiting for inpatient treatment in State’s hospitals

“Twenty-four months waiting, where if your aneurysm bursts it’s fatal,” said Bernadette Nolan. It was “like living with a time-bomb.” Photograph: iStockphoto

Case study: Peter Nolan (58) from Bray, on waiting list for heart operation since last year

A total of 120,894 mortgages on principal dwellings were classified as restructured as at the end of March.

Central Bank: more than 120,000 mortgages on principal dwellings are restructured

Information Commissioner Peter Tyndall. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Olympic ticket scandal, MMA death behind rise in requests to Department of Transport

  Leo Varadkar   is to establish a special Cabinet sub committee on national security when he takes over as Taoiseach. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

President Higgins sends sympathy of Irish people to London victims and their families

#ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling: tweeters rejected the New York Times’s take on Saturday’s terror attacks in London

#ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling: humour and resilience in wake of London killings

Two women hug after bringing flowers to the north side of London Bridge following the terrorist incidents. Photograph: David Mirzoeff/PA Wire

Dublin-based doctor was having dinner with boyfriend when pandemonium broke out

At the Bloom festival President Michael D Higgins – while not naming the US president by name – appeared to deliver a rebuke to Donald Trump’s views that climate change is a “hoax”. Photograph: PA

President delivers rebuke to world leaders who ‘should know better’ on climate change

Ombudsman Peter Tyndall: of 55 alleged welfare overpayment complaints examined, his office has finalised 25 of the cases and upheld 15. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ombudsman’s annual report details complaints about welfare and child protection

The President, Michael D Higgins, talks with Olusegun Obasanjo, the co-chairman of the InterAction Council, at Áras an Uachtaráin on Tuesday. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Michael D Higgins tells InterAction Council we must revisit definitions of work

Chief executive of the Private Hospitals’ Association Simon Nugent:  the committee spent “too much time obsessed with publicly owned delivery systems rather than taking a holistic view of the overall health assets in the State”.  Photograph: Shane O’Neill

Private Hospitals’ Association says State must take wider view of health assets

Refugee crisis: migrants arrive on the northern shore of the Greek island of Lesbos in 2015.  Legislation enacted that year has made it harder for the families of refugees and migrants to join them in Ireland. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/New York Times

International Protection Act causes concern amid ‘refugee and migration crisis’

O’Dwyers Bar and Grill pub closed its kitchen and food facilities due to an ‘unforeseen health scare’. Image: Google Street view

Catering facilities at a bar in Portmarnock are served with a closure order

Child protection: Minister for Children Katherine Zappone. Photograph: Eric Luke

Children’s rights advocates express grave concern at State’s child protection system

Prof Eoin O’Dell  was commenting on the general scheme of the Data Protection Bill 2017 published by Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald earlier this month. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Failure to provide right to compensation ‘could leave State open to damages claims’

File photograph of the cockpit of a training aircraft at the Pilot Training College of Ireland, Waterford.

Oireachtas committee hears of financial troubles after Waterford company liquidated

 Dr Dennis Jennings told the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance public confidence in the data protections provided by Government systems was required before making an ID system compulsory.

Dr Dennis Jennings says individuals must be given access to data the State holds on them

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