Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael Senators differed on whether the House should have an immediate debate on the Greek situation. Calling for a debate, Fianna(...)

Minister for European Affairs and Data Protection Dara Murphy said the new forum would deal with the opportunities and challenges posed by the increasing use of personal data.

Challenges in dealing with the increased generation and use of personal information will be the focus of a new advisory group to the Government, which(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon and Minister of State for Data Protection Dara Murphy at a seminar in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on Thursday. Photograph: Maxwells

Staff in the state sector who deal with phone calls from the public need to be on guard against private investigators and other seeking to improperly (...)

Minister for Data Protection Dara Murphy said that while Ireland would have preferred stronger filters to reduce and qualify what type of cases could be taken to an appeal board, he was happy with the two-year review clause in the proposal.  Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

Negotiations between European Union member states and the European Parliament will begin as early as next week ahead of sweeping new data-protection(...)

 Minister for Data Protection Dara Murphy has said Facebook’s plans to build a European data centre in Co Meath are “very encouraging.” Photo: Bloomberg

Minister for Data Protection Dara Murphy has said Facebook’s plans to build a European data centre in Co Meath are “very encouraging.” The social netw(...)

Minister of State Dara Murphy: said Irish authorities would continue to regulate companies located here. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland’s status as a location for high-tech multinationals will not be adversely affected by new EU data legislation to be agreed by the end of th(...)

Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt – flanked by British PM David Cameron – whose decision to call an early general election marks the latest spate of electoral activity across Europe. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/AP Photo

The surprise decision by Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt on Wednesday to call an early general election next month marks the latest spate(...)

The ship bringing the Hibernia Networks Project Express cable into Cork

A super-fast internet cable, linking the US to Europe, is due to land in Cork early next month. The transatlantic subsea cable, called Project Expres(...)

British minister for Europe David Lidington: set out Britain’s preliminary plans for renegotiation of EU membership. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Britain’s Europe minister, David Lidington, travelled to Dublin on Tuesday for discussions on Britain’s planned renegotiation of EU membership, ahead (...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker (left), Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko and Latvia prime minister Laimdota Straujuma before the Eastern Partnership summit session in Riga, Latvia, on Friday. Photograph: Reuters/Ints Kalnins

The spiral domes alongside the art nouveau architecture of Latvia’s capital city are testimony to the complex cultural heritage of this eastern corner(...)