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(...)

The European Court of Justice backed the “right to be forgotten” in its Google Spain decision last year. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

If a Google search of your name turns up a naked selfie you once sent to your ex or other intimate material, what do you do, other than resign yoursel(...)

Former minister Pat Rabbitte told the Dáil the legislation ‘will make it an offence for a person to send or cause to be sent by means of public electronic communications network’. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Former minister for communications Pat Rabbitte has introduced legislation to outlaw offensive and sinister content on social media. Mr Rabbitte told (...)