Digital Rights Ireland is to ask the High Court to refer questions about the independence of the Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon to the Court of Justice of the European Union. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The High Court is to be asked to make a referral to the EU’s highest court for a ruling on whether Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner is truly in(...)

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin will stage  events to mark Data Protection Day 2016 on Thursday. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

Making the public more aware of their privacy online and how their information is used is the goal of researchers at Trinity College Dublin at events(...)

David Begg defended his knowledge of pensions and said some of what had been said in the Dáil about his role in pension discussions on Aer Lingus was a “travesty of the truth”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Regulating the Irish pensions regime in circumstances of “fragility and uncertainty about the future” will be a “formidable challenge”, chairman desig(...)

Chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Emily Logan said the organisation wanted individuals to feel it was accessible to them. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An advocacy group for people with disabilities has called on the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) to conduct an inquiry into the con(...)

Colleen White (9), Finglas, who suffers from juvenile arthritis, with her mother Rachael at the launch of the Arthritis Ireland Why are we waiting? campaign. Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

People suffering with the debilitating condition rheumatoid arthritis have called for the appointment of six new consultants to tackle a waiting list (...)

More than 200 people have been appointed to State boards under a new process that allows members of the public to register their interest in vacancies. File photograph: Getty Images

More than 200 people have been appointed to State boards under a new process that allows members of the public to register their interest in vacancies(...)

Government websites have come under a sustained cyber attack.

Government websites have come under a sustained cyber attack, causing massive disruption for citizens and the public service. Websites of a number o(...)

Yourtel has been fined €5,000 for making unsolicited calls asking people to switch from different providers.

A telecoms company has been fined €5,000 for making repeated unsolicited telephone calls to two homes, including to an elderly couple, urging them to (...)

EU commissioner Vera Jourová:  “only a comprehensive arrangement with clear legal commitments” could ensure the level of data protection Europeans were entitled to under EU law

Discussions will take place on the margins of Davos this week between US and EU officials on a deal to replace the Safe Harbour agreement, which for 1(...)

Senator Katherine Zappone organised the ‘Fempower’ conference. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Working-class women, women with disabilities and women from the Traveller community are being excluded from feminist discourse, a conference on femini(...)