Cities around the world, including Dublin and Cork, have adopted smart city strategies to deliver improved services, traffic management and to tackle environmental challenges, for example. Photograph: Getty Images

Developing technologies and systems to create “smart cities” in Ireland poses challenges for people’s personal privacy that need to be addressed witho(...)

Young drivers need to know what the deal really is when they install devices to track their driving in return for cheaper policies, the Data Protection Commissioner said.

Insurance companies offering discounts to young drivers who install special tracking devices in their cars to monitor their driving behaviour will fac(...)

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 (...)