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 Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy at a conference about safeguarding children in Limerick city. Photograph: Keith Wiseman

A Catholic bishop has said that ignorance about the effects of child abuse in the past compounded its harmful effects on the lives of many young and v(...)

Cyber defence at a Hewlett-Packard centre in Germany. Photograph: Daniel Naupold/EPA

Less than 5 per cent of of cyber crime is reported to gardaí, a conference has heard. Speaking at the conference Cyber Fraud in a Digital Age at Univ(...)

Resistance to change and an inability to innovate were cited by 36 per cent of respondents in an industry survey by the Reuters Institute. Photograph: iStock

News publishers “blame themselves” rather than technology platforms for their commercial difficulties, but have become increasingly worried about the (...)

Public Services Card

This week the Government announced it had reached its goal of issuing at least three million public service cards by the end of 2017. Some 3.034 mill(...)

Apple’s Hollyhill campus in Cork

It may employ close to 6,000 people but Apple’s Cork facility remains a mystery to outsiders. While the likes of Google, Facebook and Twitter are fore(...)

President Emmanuel Macron, who is pushing for a change to France’s “legal arsenal” that would introduce emergency legal action allowing authorities to remove “fake news” content or block particular websites. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

There are those who knowingingly, intentionally spread “fake news” and then there’s the gullible kind – among them those overtired and/or terribly lit(...)

Facebook now has 1,200 people reviewing flagged content from “deletion centres” in Berlin and Essen. Photograph: AFP

US social media companies have scaled up operations in Germany, where a controversial new law has turned the country into a testbed for whether tech f(...)

Ali Selim, spokesman for the Islamic Cultural Centre in Dublin’s Clonskeagh, says Irish people should take heed of their own recent history.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Fazel Ryklief watched in dismay as news of the Dundalk attack that left one man dead and two injured spread on Wednesday morning. Meanwhile, a ti(...)

Mark Zuckerberg: “The world feels anxious and divided, and Facebook has a lot of work to do.” File photograph: Stephen Lam/Reuters

Facebook Inc chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday his goal for 2018 was to put the business he co-founded on a more solid footing – a brea(...)

Mayo have endured so many painful defeats but their supporters remain loyal and their ability to keep smiling still impresses me. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

For this article, I contemplated doing the best bits, a year in review and other things concerning sport. It’s the first week of 2018 and I wanted to (...)

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