The Road Safety Authority  wants to create a  name-and-shame register, a publicly accessible list of named drivers who have been banned from driving for serious offences. File photograph: Getty Images

Evident contempt for the law, and a commensurate indifference to the lives of others, emerges from detailed research carried out by the Road Safety Au(...)

The Road Safety Authority survey concentrated on drivers who had been ordered off the roads following convictions for driving while drunk and/or causing the death or serious injury of another person. Many appear simply to ignore their convictions and continue driving even after they are caught again. File photograph: Getty Images

There are almost 8,000 drivers on Ireland’s roads who have multiple concurrent disqualifications on their licences but continue to flout the law by dr(...)

The atomisation of society continues apace as wealthy individuals seek to advance and vindicate their rights before the courts. And while vigilance is(...)

Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems. Photograph: Max Schrems/Europe-V-Facebook.or/PA Wire

Max Schrems, Europe’s data protection David, took on three Goliaths – in Brussels, Washington and Portarlington. And on Tuesday, Europe’s highest cour(...)

The European Court of Justice will rule  on the Safe Harbour agreement between the US and the EU. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Europe’s top court is to deliver its verdict on an agreement that gave US spy chiefs access to the online data of millions of citizens. Austrian priva(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon, at the publication of her office’s annual report. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Data Protection Commissioner has said any decision to take enforcement action against a State body or other organisation where there may be breach(...)

Elizabeth Arnett: “Landlord and tenants can confirm details at any time.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Landlords, including local authorities, have been warned that they have just weeks to contact Irish Water with the names of tenants or they may be hel(...)

Dr. Don Thornhill, chairman National Competitivenes Council, said on Tuesday that Ireland must increase its capital expenditure to a level that at least matches the level in competitor countries. (Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times)

Reducing higher than international average energy prices, investing in infrastructure and restoring trust are the key messages in the National Comp(...)

Irish Roots

The revolution in online record access continues. So what can we expect in 2015?The “big one” is the arrival online of the National Library’s microfil(...)

Irish Water chief executive John Tierney,  arriving at Government Buildings ahead of the Cabinet meeting yesterday  morning. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Irish Water managing director John Tierney has said that he does not envisage “a situation where we would be forced to take people to court” over non(...)

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