Witnesses (L-R) Garda Lorcan Byrne, Garda Enda Brodrick and Garda Jerry McGroarty of the Garda Water Unit, after giving evidence at the trial of Graham Dwyer. Photograph: Collins Courts

Glasses found by the Garda Water Unit at the bottom of the Vartry Reservoir belonged to Elaine O’Hara, the jury in the trial of Graham Dwyer has been (...)

The trial of architect Graham Dwyer for the alleged murder of Elaine O’Hara continued on Thursday before the Central Criminal Court in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Knives, bondage masks, handcuffs, leg restraints, a mobile phone and sex toys were among items recovered from Roundwood reservoir in September 2013, t(...)

Data privacy activist Max Schrems told the National Data Protection Conference that data protection will move away from regulators and become a civil legal matter as it is the ‘only way to get results’. File photograph: Collins

Privacy complaints may move away from data protection regulators in favour of people taking civil legal actions because that is the “only way to get r(...)

EU justice ministers travel to Latvia on Thursday for a key meeting on counter-terrorism as the EU remained stuck in deadlock over a proposed new law on the retention of passenger data records.

EU justice ministers travel to Latvia on Thursday for a key meeting on counter-terrorism as the EU remained stuck in deadlock over a proposed new law (...)

Minister for Data Protection Dara Murphy said Government departments must respect the rule of law when using people’s personal information. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Minister for Data Protection Dara Murphy has said State departments must respect the rule of law when considering how they use people’s personal data(...)

Privacy concerns remain about a number of major infrastructure projects, including the introduction of postcodes and the primary school database, the Data Protection Commissioner has said

Privacy concerns remain about a number of major infrastructure projects, including the introduction of postcodes and the primary school database, the(...)

The Department of Education is still engaging with the Data Protection Commissioner on the new primary school database. Photograph: Thinkstock

Discussions are continuing between the Data Protection Commissioner and the Department of Education on a new primary school database which will hold a(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has insisted the Data Protection Commissioner is satisfied with the plan for the primary database .Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The Data Protection Commissioner is fully satisfied with plans for a new primary school online database, which requires schools to hand over PPS nu(...)

INTO says having teachers gather students’ PPS numbers, ethnicity and religion for the Primary Online Database is an “under-resourced” model. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/File Photo

Primary school teachers were told by their union last October that collection of personal data belonging to pupils for a new database to be operated b(...)

14/10/2014....News...Minister for Education and Skills Jan O'Sullivan picutred at a press conference detailing the education budget.Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said she is willing to look again at the proposed retention of personal information on primary school pupils(...)