Mark Furlong (20), from Seán MacDermott Street, who caught baby Mila  Healy in his arms to help save her from the house fire at Gloucester Place in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Being in the right place at the right time can sometimes be a life-saver, as Dublin man Mark Furlong (20) found out this week. Furlong ran to the aid(...)

Private investigator Michael J Gaynor was convicted of breaking the data protection act. Photograph: Courts Collins

The ESB has said it has implemented changes to its processes after it emerged that one of its employees had passed a huge amount of personal data bel(...)

Mark Furlong tells how he caught a baby thrown from a burning home on Gloucester Place off Seán MacDermott Street in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 1:57

A young man has been praised after saving a child from a burning house in Dublin’s inner city.Six people, four adults and two children, were taken to (...)

The Data Protection Commissioner is to carry out an audit of the ESB following its investigation into the use of so-called tracing agents by credit unions.

Credit unions which hired private investigator Michael Gaynor, who was convicted of unlawfully accessing information held on Garda systems, did not(...)

Private investigator Michael J Gaynor of Beatty Grove, Celbridge, Co Kildare pictured  in July after he appeared before the Dublin District Court on charges of breaking data protection legislation. Photograph: Collins Courts

A private investigator has been convicted on two charges of illegally obtaining information from the Garda Pulse system and fined a total of €5,000. M(...)

In the Government strategy, ehealth is described as a fully integrated digital supply chain, involving ‘high levels of automation and information sharing’. Photograph: Thinkstock

Setting out a new IT strategy for the health service will be a key target for the HSE’s new chief information officer when he takes up his post nex(...)

Det Sergeant James F Carroll said in his deposition that Sanjeev Chada indicated he had murdered his sons on a laneway close to an Abbey about 10km from Castlebar, Co Mayo.    Photograph: Family handout/Garda/PA Wire

Sanjeev Chada bought a punnet of strawberries in Tesco in Carlow on the evening he drove his two sons Eoghan (10) and Ruairí (five) to Co Mayo and lat(...)

Sanjeev Chada pictured with his sons Eoghan (10) and Ruairí (five). Photograph: Family handout/Garda/PA Wire

The jury at an inquest into the deaths of young brothers Eoghan and Ruairí Chada in Co Mayo last year has returned verdicts of unlawful killing. The i(...)

Sadhbh McCarthy, director of the Centre for Irish and European Security, said the Garda Inspectorate report highlights the “vast gap” in the technological capacity of An Garda Síochána compared with their European counterparts

There should be no rush to adopt “failed policing technologies” in the wake of the recent Garda Inspectorate report, an Irish researcher on security (...)

Senator John Whelan: said decision on editing podcast was “puzzling”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

RTÉ has said it took an “internal editorial decision” to edit a podcast of its night-time current affairs radio programme The Late Debate to remove an(...)