Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: welcomes judgment and fact it clarifies mechanisms by which data privacy rights must be protected by national supervisory authorities. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Data protection authorities and privacy campaigners were considering the implications of the European Court of Justice’s ruling that the “Safe Harbour(...)

Max Shrems: Not an irritant but a canary in the Irish data mine. Photo AFP / Christian Bruna

If you knew a harbour was unsafe, would you anchor your boat there? Probably not. If the harbour authorities knew of safety issues yet kept silent an(...)

 Dara Murphy: “I do regret if people feel that I did something inappropriate.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dara Murphy, who has been criticised for allowing gardaí to drive him from Cork to Dublin Airport after his car broke down, has said “if Ministers ha(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White has said he does not believe an incident which saw two gardai driving  minister of state Dara Murphy (above) from Cork to Dublin airport was an appropriate use of policing resources.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Minister for Communications Alex White has said he does not believe an incident which saw two gardaí driving a minister of state from Cork to Dublin a(...)

Minister of State for European Affairs Dara Murphy who has defended his decision after   gardaí drove him from Mitchelstown, Co Cork to Dublin Airport to catch a flight to Brussels to attend talks on the migrant crisis. Photographer:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A Government Minister and a taxi driver have given conflicting accounts of their dealings on a night the Minister’s car broke down and he ended up bei(...)

President Michael D Higgins speaking with Thomas Kent’s nieces Kathleen Kent and Prudence Riordan and his grandnephew Michael Riordan, after Kent’s State funeral. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ireland needs people who believe in their community, their country and in putting others before themselves, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told mourners at the (...)

Two companies have announced plans to create 75 jobs in Cork, a data management service and the Department of Social Protection

Two companies have announced plans to create 75 jobs in Cork. In Ballincollig, Co Cork, Irish company Asystec, which also has offices in Limerick, Du(...)

Cork City Hall: politicians in urban and rural areas are divided on plans to merge Cork city and county councils. Photograph: Getty Images

Cork politicians have clashed over a controversial report to merge the county and city councils. Most city-based TDS oppose the move to create one “s(...)

Minister Kathleen Lynch missed the deadline for nominations ahead of the selection convention next Thursday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister of State at the Department of Health Kathleen Lynch has confirmed she will be standing in the next general election. The Cork North Central L(...)

Migrants rush into Serbia over the border with Macedonia last week. Fianna Fáil spokesman on Europe Timmy Dooley criticised Minister’s refusal to step up  response to the crisis.  Photograph: Darko Vojinovic/AP Photo

The Government will make no commitment to accept more than the 600 refugees it has agreed to, Minister for European Affairs Dara Murphy has said. Mr (...)