Minister for European Affairs and Data Protection Dara Murphy said he hoped the new consultative Data Forum would contribute to “the broader societal debate on the opportunities and challenges arising from the growth of the digital economy, and the implications of greater generation and use of personal data”.

The implications of the increasing use of personal data in the digital economy will be discussed by a new consultative group being set up by the Gover(...)

Independent TD Shane Ross has asked that the investment committee responsible for the €1.47 million wards of court fund appear before the Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The committee responsible for almost €1.5 billion worth of funds held for the State’s 18,500 wards of court may be invited before the Public Accounts (...)

Welcome for abolition of ‘double Irish’: Axelle Lemaire, France’s minister for digital affairs, in Dublin last week.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Multinational companies, particularly those in the digital sector, will need to pay tax where they create value in a new digital single market for Eu(...)

Mind our Workers: a new campaign by the Construction Industry Federation and Pieta House aims to raise awareness of suicide and mental health issues in the sector.

Men working in construction and production jobs accounted for nearly half of all male deaths by suicide in the period 2008 to 2012, a new report sugge(...)

MEP Brian Hayes said the European Commission should not use its new Digital Single Market strategy, due to be announced on May 6th, for political ends. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The European Union should not use its Digital Single Market proposal to target large US tech firms for “political means”, Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes sa(...)

Garda Insp Michael Lynch (left), Dr Conor Hanly of NUIG and Caroline Counihan, legal policy director RCNI, at the Rape Crisis Network Ireland seminar at Buswells Hotel. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

Proposed legislation on sex offences has a “significant gap” in that it fails to provide a definition of consent, one of the main advocacy bodies for (...)

Whistleblower and former garda John Wilson was one of three men arrested at a water charges protest in Cavan on Tuesday. Gardaí arrested the three at (...)

Stella Nolan holds a photograph of her and her sister murder victim Sylvia Shiels, taken in the early 1960s at the horse show in the RDS. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

The contrast could not have been starker. Two brutal murder trials, running almost in parallel in the Central Criminal Court in Dublin, attracted very(...)

Mark Nash has pleaded not guilty to the murders of Sylvia Sheils (59) and Mary Callanan (61) in 1997. File photograph: Collins Courts

Mark Nash (42) has been sentenced to life in jail for the murders of Sylvia Sheils (59) and Mary Callanan (61) at their sheltered housing in Grangegor(...)

The jury in the trial of Mark Nash for the murder of Sylvia Shields and Mary Callanan in 1997 has resumed deliberations at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin. Photograph: Collins Courts

The jury in the trial of a man accused of murdering two women 18 years ago will continue its deliberations on Monday. Five women and six men are delib(...)