William Malcolm, senior privacy Counsel at Google, at the conference in NUI Maynooth on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Google has said offering transparency about legal and policy-related access requests for its users’ data “is something we are really committed to” a(...)

JK Rowling founded Lumos after reading about children being kept in caged beds. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

An international charity founded by Harry Potter creator JK Rowling is teaming up with NUI Galway on a project aimed at ending institutionalised care(...)

 An explosion rocks Syrian city of Kobane.  Russia and China are currently preventing the situation in Syria being referred to the International Criminal Court by the UN Security Council.   Photograph: Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images

Since its establishment in 2002, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has aspired to end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of(...)

The Asgard II, which sunk off the French coast in 2008. Photograph: Coiste an Asgard/PA Wire

The Atlantic Youth Trust is seeking to raise €16 million for a new Irish sail training ship. It would replace the Republic’s Asgard II, which was lost(...)

A Palestinian boy  next to the rubble of buildings destroyed during the 50 days of conflict between Israel and Hamas  in 2014, in Gaza City. Photograph:  MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images

There were no great surprises in the findings of the UN’s commission of inquiry into the 2014 Gaza conflict. Unlike previous similar reports that were(...)

A candlelight vigil took place in Eyre Square for the six who died in the balcony collapse in Berkeley. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The victims of last week’s tragedy in Berkeley were remembered at a candlelight vigil in Galway city centre on Wednesday. The spontaneous event was or(...)

Primrose Dube: She has found other residents in the direct provision centre and her teachers to be supportive. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The Leaving Certificate exams are almost finished. It’s a difficult time for any student, but for asylum seekers living in direct provision there is a(...)

A woman looks at a makeshift memorial outside of an apartment where six Irish  students died in a  balcony collapse  in Berkeley, California. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

An online book of condolence set up by UCD for victims of the Berkeley tragedy has had more than 19,000 entries. The book, opened a week ago, include(...)

Donal Molloy, MD, Molloy Environmental Systems

Molloy Environmental Systems, which is based in Co Offaly, employs 18 people and has a 25-year track record in wastewater treatment systems. What i(...)

NUI Galway. The university has agreed to implement the recommendations of a  gender equality taskforce. File photograph: Patrick Henehan

NUI Galway (NUIG)’s governing authority has welcomed the recommendations published by a gender equality taskforce on Tuesday and has committed to impl(...)