Legislation which will be published on Tuesday would see responsibility for online content shifted back on to tech giants rather that the person who posts the content.

Social media companies could face the prospect of unlimited fines if they fail to remove posts which risk prejudicing criminal trials. Legislation wh(...)

Stand-up guy: Justin Comiskey at his standing desk in the Irish Times newsroom. Photograph: Dave Meehan

It’s a question many office workers ask themselves: could sitting in front of a monitor all day be the cause of lower back pain? If it is, there could(...)

Posting and photograph by Ibrahim Halawa on his Facebook page on Friday:  “Finally the day where I can see the sky without bars, smell fresh air, walk freely and smile deeply from the bottom of my heart. But I miss one thing and it’s being home.                                             I wanna thank the team at the embassy who worked very hard. The ambassador Sean O’Regan, former ambassador Damien Cole, Shane Gleeson, Vincent Herlihy. Thank you to everyone who helped I love you all.”

Ibrahim Halawa’s family said on Sunday night his safety remained a concern until he boards a plane and leaves Egypt. Mr Halawa, from Firhouse, Talla(...)

Earlier this month, Google unveiled new measures to help subscription-driven publishers acquire and retain more customers. Photograph: Paul McErlane/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Google plans to share revenues with publishers which benefit from the company’s new digital subscription tools, in a scheme comparable to its successf(...)

At the EU summit in Brussels, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was busy collecting the mobile-phone numbers of the other prime ministers. Photograph: Aurore Belot/AFP/Getty Images

In a face-off with Martin O’Neill and the Republic of Ireland squad, team Leo knows there can only be one winner. And it won’t be Fine Gael. Not ever(...)

A motion of no confidence in the board of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) is to be discussed at its annual conference i(...)

 Ibrahim Halawa seen after he was freed from jail on Thursday. The Irish man has been issued a new Irish passport and is expected to return home within days.

Ibrahim Halawa should be home in Ireland within days following his release from a Cairo prison last night, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney (...)

While still in Switzerland, the student had met someone on Facebook from whom she rented a room for the upcoming academic year. File image: PA Wire

A man who defrauded a foreign student after she was duped into renting a non-existent room has been told by a judge that he faces a jail sentence. As(...)

Mary Robinson: respondents’ most admired living Irish people, apart from their own family members,  were the former president, also Bono and Liam Neeson, followed by Gerry Adams and Conor McGregor. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Seven in 10 younger Irish-Americans say they would be interested in getting an Irish passport, while more than two-thirds believe it’s important their(...)

Funeral of Michael Pyke in Ardfinnan, Co Tipperary, on Thursday: his father,  three brothers, seven sisters and partner were among the mourners to gather at the Church of the Holy Family to bid farewell. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A good man and a gentle soul, is how Michael Pyke (31) was described at his funeral, three days after he was killed during Storm Ophelia. The electri(...)