Labour Senator and right-to-choose campaigner Ivana Bacik said the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission should consider taking a case to the High Court in Dublin in the light of the ruling on abortion in Belfast.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

It is “entirely possible” a case asserting the Republic’s abortion regime breached women’s human rights would be taken here, the executive di(...)

Most of the High Court proceedings arose from the HSE’s application, initiated last May and effectively abandoned last July, to keep the 18-year-old woman in a specialised psychiatric unit in Northampton, England, against her wishes, and at an annual cost of €400,000.

The Health Services Executive (HSE) must pay a legal costs bill estimated at some €1m over multiple applications and hearings concerning the appropria(...)

Developer Seán Dunne. Photograph: Steve Miller.

The official overseeing Seán Dunne’s American bankruptcy has asked a US court to make a ruling that would allow him and the developer’s Irish bankr(...)

Dublin based King will continue to operate as an independent operating unit led by chief executive Riccardo Zacconi. (Photograph: PHILIPPE HUGUENPHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Video game maker Activision Blizzard Inc said it will buy “Candy Crush Saga” creator King Digital Entertainment for $5.9 billion to strengthen its (...)

European Union  data protection supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli. Photograph: European Parliament

A ruling by Europe’s top court invalidating certain data transfers to the US is a “signal from the EU” that citizens’ data must be respected, the Euro(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: welcomes judgment and fact it clarifies mechanisms by which data privacy rights must be protected by national supervisory authorities. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Data protection authorities and privacy campaigners were considering the implications of the European Court of Justice’s ruling that the “Safe Harbour(...)

Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems has performed an important service to Irish and European consumers that deserves acknowledgment. Yesterday’s rul(...)

The advocate general of the European Court of Justice has said the mass transfer of EU user data to the US by companies such as Facebook contradicts E(...)

On Wednesday an adviser to the European Court of Justice will issue an opinion on a case which stems from a complaint filed by 27-year-old Austrian law student Max Schrems against Facebook with the Irish data protection commissioner. (Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire)

A US-EU commercial data-sharing deal faces a major test on Wednesday when an adviser to the European Union’s top court will say whether he believes i(...)

Petroceltic chief executive Brian O’Cathain. (Photograph: Sara Freund / The Irish Times)

Oil and gas exploration company Petroceltic said on Monday that Worldview Capital Management’s request for another egm on October 5th is “a regrettab(...)