The Data Protection Commissioner is to carry out an audit of the ESB following its investigation into the use of so-called tracing agents by credit unions.

Credit unions which hired private investigator Michael Gaynor, who was convicted of unlawfully accessing information held on Garda systems, did not(...)

Private investigator Michael J Gaynor of Beatty Grove, Celbridge, Co Kildare pictured  in July after he appeared before the Dublin District Court on charges of breaking data protection legislation. Photograph: Collins Courts

A private investigator has been convicted on two charges of illegally obtaining information from the Garda Pulse system and fined a total of €5,000. M(...)

Detail from Martin Gale’s  painting, ‘Inside Turlough Hill 2014’, one of a series of works commissioned by the ESB

There’s a curve in the road as you drive towards Dublin from Ballymore Eustace, the Co Kildare village where Martin Gale, one of Ireland’s leading (...)

Above: Filter tanks in the Liffey Works Water Treatment Plant in Ballymore Eustace. Below (left to right): former minister for environment Phil Hogan, Irish Water director John Tierney, and Minister for Environment Alan Kelly. Photographs: The Irish Times.

From Fianna Fáill’s abolishment of water charges in 1978, through to Minister Alan Kelly’s revised package today, here’s a brief history of water cha(...)

South Africa Gael’s Mayo captain Steven Malinga lifts a cup after being presented with it by President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins following a Gaelic football match in Pretoria, South Africa. Photograph: Department of Foreign Affairs Twitter.

It was a GAA final like no other. The winning team was of mixed gender, nearly all were black but, and most extraordinarily, all wore Mayo’s red and g(...)

Representatives of ESB staff lodged a claim in the autumn that sought pay rises of 3.5 per cent a year for the next three years. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Workers at State-owned energy group ESB are seeking pay rises of 3.5 per cent annually over three years.The company’s unions and management both conf(...)

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Love & Robots came to public attention last week when it (deservedly) won the ESB Spark of Genius Award at the Web Summit. This 3D printing compan(...)

Vodafone, which has 2.3 million customers in Ireland, of which 2.1 million are mobile subscribers, said 65 per cent of its customers now have a smartphone

Ireland’s biggest mobile operator Vodafone has said its fixed-base business grew to 267,000 customers in the three months ending September 30th, up 2.(...)

Lauren Boyle speaking to Mary Moloney, Coderdojo, during the Web Summit for Schools Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

School-goers should not wait until they have graduated to set up a business, Marcus Segal, entrepreneur in residence at the Web Summit and former chie(...)

Love & Robots was founded by sisters Emer, Kate, and Aoibheann O’Daly and spanish software engineer Miguel Alonso

Irish 3D printing startup Love & Robots has won the ESB Spark of Genius Award 2014, beating off stiff competition from fellow finalists Restored H(...)