Cry Freedom Frankly, the standard of election literature (don’t call it junk mail) being distributed has been pretty appalling. Fair play, then, to (...)

The original definition of online “trolling” – deliberate espousal of the most outrageous views to elicit a reaction of any sort – has mutated over recent years, so that the word is now used to describe all kinds of ugly behaviour on the internet.

When Mark Reddy spoke this week about the abuse posted on social media following his six-year-old daughter Lara’s performance on the The Late Late Toy(...)

 Senator Lorraine Higgins: “This provision would be particularly pertinent to criminals who specialise in robbing and plundering rural Ireland.” File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Labour Party Senator has called for criminals targeting rural Ireland to be disqualified from driving. Lorraine Higgins has called on the Office of (...)

Professor Eoin O’Dell told the seminar that both proposed bills would likely be found unconstitutional if enacted by the Oireachtas. Photograph: Getty Images

A leading legal academic has described proposed legislation to create new offences for sending abusive messages on social media networks as ‘proble(...)

 Senator Lorraine Higgins at Pearse Street Garda station: she is making  another statement to gardaí over a man which she says continues to threaten her. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

Labour Senator Lorraine Higgins is to make a further statement to gardaí this week after claiming a man who previously sent her death threats said he(...)

Senator Lorraine Higgins at Pearse Street Garda Station this week.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

In recent months, comments I received via email and on social- media platforms I use have forced me to question how or indeed whether I would continue(...)

Senator Lorraine Higgins at Pearse Street Garda Station on Tuesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Labour Senator Lorraine Higgins says she believes the person who sent her a death threat is “a right-wing nationalist or a dissident republican”. She (...)

Labour Party Senator Lorraine Higgins who said she is planning to report emailed death threats to gardaí.

Labour Senator Lorraine Higgins considered quitting politics over deaths threats she received. Ms Higgins was emailed twice in recent days by a man th(...)

 Lorraine Higgins:  politicians should not be subjected to such threats. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

Labour Senator Lorraine Higgins is to go to the Garda today detailing two death threats she received in recent days. Ms Higgins said she receiv(...)

The Apple logo. A group of Galway residents have objected to the planned location of a new Apple data centre near Athenry. File photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Apple has chosen the “wrong site” for its proposed €850 million data centre near Athenry, Co Galway, according to a group of residents who have object(...)