Minister for Communications Alex White. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A number of data protection issues are still outstanding in relation to the new postcode system Eircode, the Data Protection Commissioner confirmed. (...)

The fire fighters’ union, the Irish Fire and Emergency Services Association, maintains, in an afidavit sworn by its chairman John Kidd, that the Scott breathing equipment currently in use has a high failure rate and is a danger to fire fighters. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A request by some Dublin fire fighters for an injunction forcing the withdrawal from service of certain breathing apparatus which they maintain is unr(...)

John Kidd,  national secretary of the Irish Fire and Emergency Services Association, who  has described comments by the Wicklow county manager as a ‘disgrace’. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

The head of a body representing firefighters has called for the resignation of Wicklow county manager Eddie Sheehy in the wake of the council’s trial (...)