Questions to Facebook Ireland from members of the Oireachtas joint committee on communications had a particular focus on the company’s political advertisement policies. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

Facebook Ireland recently submitted written responses to formal queries the company received from members of the Oireachtas joint committee on communi(...)

Operators connecting customers through Eir’s fibre network must pay it €272, compared with €114 in the UK. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

More needs to be done to address the dominance of Eir in the Irish broadband market as the current situation is to the detriment of consumers, an Oire(...)

Facebook executives will apologise at an Oireachtas Committee  for  the transfer of  data  to third parties which was used for campaigning purposes. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Facebook executives will apologise today at an Oireachtas Committee for a “huge violation of trust” that occurred when users data was transferred to t(...)

Facebook headquarters in Dublin has told the committee that it will send a delegation to the hearing scheduled for next Tuesday. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Facebook executives are to attend the Oireachtas communications committee next week, where they are likely to face questions about the security of use(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon faces questions about apparent breaches at newspaper publisher Independent News & Media (INM) next week..

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon is to face questions from TDs next week about an alleged data breach at newspaper publisher Independent News (...)

Enet has not yet discussed a price for the contract regarding the rural broadband programme with the Government. File photograph: iStockPhoto

The Government will “absolutely consider” a vote by the Dáil today to hold a review into the rural broadband programme, the Minister for Communication(...)

Under measures to be agreed by Cabinet this week  laptop and tablet owners will not be forced to pay the TV licence

The Government backed off plans to force owners of PCs, laptops and tablets to pay a TV licence because it was frightened of a water charges-style pro(...)

Of the seven games Mayo played on their way to next Sunday’s All Ireland final with Dublin, just two were shown on RTÉ or any terrestrial channel in the Republic. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A call for an end to the GAA deal with Sky Sports for broadcast of Gaelic games is to be discussed at next week’s meeting of Galway County Council. (...)

“RTÉ has acted as a recruiting sergeant for those who have taken control of, and are manipulating, the water protests,” Pat Rabbitte  told the Dáil. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Labour Party has launched a broadside against RTÉ, accusing the national broadcaster of acting as a “recruitment sergeant” for the far left and Sinn F(...)

Social network providers have all the information needed to protect victims, the Oireachtas Communications Committee was told. Photograph Dara MacDonaill/The Irish Times.

Social networking companies need to put specialist resources in place to help teachers and others to deal with cyberbullying, the Oireachtas Co(...)