A case before the US Supreme Court, involving a US attempt to force Microsoft to divulge emails held in its Irish data centre,  has exposed a worrying level of  Irish indifference  to Ireland’s wider European data protection obligations

Through a mix of adept national policy-making, an appealing location and a bit of good fortune, Ireland has a globally-envied position as one of the b(...)

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A candidate with no experience of policing who was appointed Garda commissioner might not be regarded by Garda members as the “real commissioner”, Cab(...)

The Irish Government’s failure to file a supporting brief in the landmark case involving emails on a Microsoft server in Dublin is a departure from its previous position.

The Government has submitted a brief to the US Supreme Court in a landmark case involving attempts by US law enforcement to gain access to emails stor(...)

Deputy US attorney general Rod Rosenstein waits for a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee on Oversight on Capitol Hill  in Washington, DC, today. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein has rejected calls by Republican politicians for special counsel Robert Mueller to be removed from the Russia i(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe said it was very important that the right candidate was secured to carry out the job of Garda commissioner. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government may pay the accommodation costs and education fees for dependant children if an international candidate is selected for the role of Gar(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe at the Charleton Tribunal at Dublin Castle. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Taoiseach has appointed a senior counsel to conduct a review of how the Department of Justice dealt with the provision of documents to the Charlet(...)

Charlie Flanagan: he said he had discussed the consolidation of road traffic legislation with Minister for Transport Shane Ross

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said he intends to change the way the District Courts works so that the public can have greater confidence i(...)

 Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has written to the  Policing Authority asking it to start  the process to select and appoint a new commissioner. Photograph: Collins

Policing experience is not an essential requirement for the position of Garda Commissioner, the Government said on Tuesday as it commenced the selecti(...)

Ireland should amend its defamation laws in order to strengthen protections for freedom of expression in the press, the board of the international representative body for newspapers has said.

Ireland should amend its defamation laws in order to strengthen protections for freedom of expression in the press, the board of the international rep(...)

Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. The current commissioner’s salary is €180,613. Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan is keen to begin recruiting for the vacant role. Photograph: Alan Betson

The next Garda commissioner would be entitled to a salary of €250,000 under a proposal expected to be agreed by the Government today. Minister for J(...)

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