INM, publishers of the Irish Independent, is to seek shareholder approval on Wednesday for its much-anticipated takeover by Mediahuis. Photograph:   Dara Mac Donaill

Monday Indicators: UK distributive trades (Jun); German business climate, current conditions and expectations (Jun). Meetings: Beyond Brexit: Where (...)

The board of Dublin Port Company has asked accountants Mazars to carry out an independent review of spending on company credit cards and official entertainment. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The board of Dublin Port Company has asked accountants Mazars to carry out an independent review of spending on company credit cards and official ente(...)

Dublin Port says it has begun an ‘immediate investigation into the source of the data leak’

Dublin Port is bringing in private investigators in a bid to uncover the source of a “leak” about spending at the semi-state company. The move follow(...)

 Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon  in her Fitzwilliam Square offices. Dixon wants to extend her role into a second five-year term when her current one ends in September “to continue out the work that we have started”. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Rarely have four letters caused such dread. GDPR – the EU law designed to give people more control over their personal data in the internet age – cele(...)

The Data Protection Commission became Google’s lead data protection regulator under GDPR in late January this year. Photograph: Getty

The State’s data watchdog has opened its first investigation into Google to examine a suspected infringement of EU privacy rules covering the sharing (...)

Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook: The  company announced plans last year to add a further 5,000 jobs to its Irish operation in the coming years, with a move to a new headquarters in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photograph: Lino Mirgeler/AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar assured Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg of the Government’s “commitment to supporting a business-friendly en(...)

According to the HSE, Cork University Hospital  is taking the data breach very seriously and is currently investigating the incident. Photograph: Provision

The Health Service Executive has begun an investigation into how a document from a Cork hospital with sensitive patient information ended up on a city(...)

The information found referenced 10 patients, male and female, and they ranged in age from 36 to 90.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Medical notes on 10 patients who were being treated at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, county Louth, have been found in a housing estate. T(...)

The INM board on Tuesday accepted a €145.6 million bid from Belgian media group Mediahuis

January 2006 Denis O’Brien buys into INM with the stock trading at about €2.54. He later begins publicly agitating about the media company’s financi(...)

The Data Protection Commissioner is Facebook’s lead regulator in Europe. File photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has opened an inquiry into whether Facebook has breached European Union data protection laws over how it stored u(...)

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