Photograph: Eric Luke

‘I’m 75½ now, going on 76,” he says with a kind of amused gurgle, followed by a hacking cough. His health is fragile enough, compounded by a bad co(...)

Lucinda Creighton: “I now use Facebook to share my blogs, my weekly column for the Daily Mail, press releases, Dáil speeches, constituency news and initiatives as well as photographs.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin South East (or Dublin Bay South) has seen some unusual forms of promotion by politicians over the years, including former Progressive Democrat (...)

Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman: was sharply critical. Photograph: Eric Luke

If good fences make good neighbours Mr Justice Hardiman was at his neighbourly best speaking at a conference on judges, politics and the Irish Constit(...)

The outcomes of the two Dáil byelections are bad news for Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin who were favourites to win throughout the campaigns. Cathal King (left) of Sinn Féin was expected to win in Dublin South West but was overcome Paul Murphy (right). A defeat for Fianna Fáil in Roscommon South-Leitrim  raises further questions about Micheál Martin (centre). Photographs: The Irish Times.

Since the first count was announced in Roscommon South West early this afternoon we knew how it was all going to pan out and the jolt that was in s(...)

A division of the Department of Justice has warned that the increasing number of US internet providers establishing data storage operations in Irelan(...)

Minister of State for data protection Dara Murphy has expressed “serious concerns” about the implications for Ireland of a US case in which Microsoft is fighting a request to hand over data based in the State.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Minister of State for data protection Dara Murphy has expressed “serious concerns” about the implications for Ireland of a US case in which Microsoft (...)

Microsoft, Grange Castle, in Dublin. Last week a judge ordered that Microsoft must turn over a customer’s emails that are stored. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The anonymous building on the outskirts of a sprawling industrial estate near Clondalkin may seem ordinary enough.But what lies inside is at the centr(...)

Former tánaiste Michael McDowell said he does not know how the reported “deferential attitude” to the Garda had developed. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Former tánaiste Michael McDowell has said the criticisms of the Department of Justice made in an independent report paint an “alarmingly different”(...)

It is illegal under Irish law for Microsoft to hand over information stored in Ireland to the US government without an Irish judge’s approval, former minister for justice Michael McDowell has warned

It is illegal under Irish law for Microsoft to hand over information stored in Ireland to the US government without an Irish judge’s approval, former (...)

Tánaiste Burton   with former Labour leader Eamon Gilmore. He went quietly, but Pat Rabbitte fought an entertaining rearguard action. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

THE GOLDEN WHISTLE AWARD This goes to former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan for services to “so-called whistleblowers”. Callinan’s headline(...)