Waterford City Fire Services criticised the “thoughtless and extremely distasteful behaviour”. Photograph: Waterford City Fire Services Facebook page

The fire services in Waterford have said emergency crew members were “astounded” by the number of people who attempted to capture video and images of (...)

 “The online world leaves individuals vulnerable to serious privacy violations through the posting of private, false, humiliating, shameful or otherwise harmful content,” the report says.

The public has been invited to make submissions on a new Law Reform Commission paper which considers whether the law should be changed to reflect t(...)

Brendan Ogle of the Right to Water campaign group said anyone who could not protest peacefully should ‘stay away’ from the next protest on December 10th.

The Right to Water campaign has called for a mass mobilisation of citizens to again protest against water charges in Dublin on December 10th and has s(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan, Siptu president Jack O’Connor, Mindy O’Brien of Voice and Roderic O’Gorman of the Green Party at the seminar in the Mansion House in Dublin today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The manner in which Tánaiste Joan Burton was treated by some anti-water charge protesters in Tallaght at the weekend was “totally unacceptable”, Green(...)

The scene on O’Connell Street in Dublin on Saturday November 1st as thousands flocked to the city to demonstrate against the water charges. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Anti-water charges campaigner and Dublin West TD Ruth Coppinger has defended the weekend’s protest in Tallaght as “exceptionally peaceful”. The Social(...)

Minister Heather Humphreys: expressed concern at how the Data Protection Commissioner handled the issue relating to her department’s genealogy site. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Heritage Heather Humphreys admonished the Data Protection Commissioner for comments made to the press after that office ordered her depar(...)

The Samaritans charity has suspended an application that allowed people anonymously monitor the tweets of others for signs of suicidal intent or mental distress.

The Samaritans charity has suspended an application that allowed people to anonymously monitor the tweets of others for signs of suicidal intent or me(...)

Samaritans has been accused of failing to take into consideration the genuine concerns of people with mental health issues about its new Twitter app. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Samaritans, an enormously well-respected suicide prevention charity, has launched an app which it says should “help support people struggling to co(...)

The Samaritans suicide prevention charity has insisted it is taking “very seriously” concerns about privacy issues with a new app it has launched t(...)

Irish Water has reported a data breach to the Data Protection Commissioner after it inadvertently sent bank details relating to some individuals to the wrong people.

Irish Water is investigating a data breach after it sent bank details relating to a number of individuals to the wrong people. Minister for the Enviro(...)