Elizabeth Arnett: “Landlord and tenants can confirm details at any time.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Landlords, including local authorities, have been warned that they have just weeks to contact Irish Water with the names of tenants or they may be hel(...)

Dr. Don Thornhill, chairman National Competitivenes Council, said on Tuesday that Ireland must increase its capital expenditure to a level that at least matches the level in competitor countries. (Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times)

Reducing higher than international average energy prices, investing in infrastructure and restoring trust are the key messages in the National Comp(...)

Irish Roots

The revolution in online record access continues. So what can we expect in 2015?The “big one” is the arrival online of the National Library’s microfil(...)

Irish Water chief executive John Tierney,  arriving at Government Buildings ahead of the Cabinet meeting yesterday  morning. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Irish Water managing director John Tierney has said that he does not envisage “a situation where we would be forced to take people to court” over non(...)

Assistant data protection commissioner Tony Delaney: ‘very happy with the outcome’.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Two owners of a private investigations company have been convicted of deceptively obtaining personal information from the Department of Social Protect(...)

The Black Hat hacker conference in Las Vegas last week, where speakers asserted their ability to tap into and manipulate everything from airport security systems to the lights in your hotel room. Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

Facebook was in touch the other day. “Help your friends recognise you,” they wrote. “Add a profile picture.”My instinctive reaction was: Why? So it co(...)

Lawsuit is open to all Facebook users outside of the US and Canada as they have a contract with Facebook International, based in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Privacy campaigner Max Schrems has launched a class-action lawsuit in Vienna against US social network Facebook’s data retention practices.Mr Schrems (...)

Loyaltybuild said last night that it had ceased taking bookings on its website and over the phone, effectively shutting down its operation.

Customers of a further eight companies including Clerys, Centra, Postbank and Pigsback have had their personal information stolen in the data breach a(...)

Clerys clock on Dublin’s O’Connell Street. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Customers of a further eight companies including Clery’s, Centra, Postbank and PigsBack have had their personal information stolen in the data breach (...)

Loyaltybuild said the further data breaches, yet to be publicised, had only come to light late yesterday evening and the companies involved were in the process of being informed.

A fresh wave of companies caught up in the massive data breach affecting Loyaltybuild will be identified later today or tomorrow but the Co Clare base(...)