Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Department of Social Protection will on Tuesday afternoon publish the full investigation by the State’s data protection watchdog into the controve(...)

A report by Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon found that several aspects of how the public services card was used were unlawful. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Department of Social Protection has hit back against the Data Protection Commissioner’s investigation into the Public Services Card, alleging it b(...)

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty: current situation ‘not a great way to do things’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has voiced support for the campaign to establish an agency to adjudicate on child maintenance cases so p(...)

Chronic pain affects more than one in 10 of the Irish population.

More than half of Irish patients with chronic or persistent pain believe strong painkillers can be used to manage their problem in the long term, a ne(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe in 2016. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Data Protection Commission says it regrets the decision made by the Department of Social Protection not to immediately publish a highly critical r(...)

Public Services Card: Pascal Donohoe and Regina Doherty had preliminary copies of the damning Data Protection Commission report a year ago.

Last week’s sharp statement from the Data Protection Commission showed the Public Services Card (PSC) project was indeed the data-gathering fiasco tha(...)

Fianna Fáil said it will not accept the Public Services Card being demanded as a mandatory form of identification for access to services

Fianna Fáil will “play its part in finding a solution” to the Public Services Card controversy, but will not accept the card being demanded as a manda(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in  Drogheda, Co Louth, on Saturday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Leo Varadkar has conceded there are “certainly issues that will need to be changed” in the wake of the controversy over the Public Services Card (PSC)(...)

“We are going to consider the report and issue a full response as soon as we can,” Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty said on Friday.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The State could face costly legal action arising from the public services card (PSC) controversy, with civil society groups saying they are considerin(...)

Public Services Card: the data watchdog also found there was insufficient transparency around the card

The State has been told it must delete data held on 3.2 million citizens, which was gathered as part of the roll-out of the Public Services Card, as t(...)

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