There are long-standing, sound reasons why encryption backdoors have failed to get the green light any time they have been proposed in the US or EU

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   Frances Fitzgerald: made commitment to take ‘programme refugees’ in May. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A hotel in Co Kildare will be the first Irish home for more than 500 Syrian refugees as they begin arriving in Ireland, the Department of Justice has(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said all countries across Europe could probably have acted earlier on the ongoing migrant crisis in the Mediterranean.

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said all countries across Europe could have acted earlier on the ongoing migrant crisis in the Mediterrane(...)

A Free Syrian Army fighter gestures with his gun while he poses for a photograph amid damages in the besieged area of Homs. Minister for Justice Alan Shatter today said up to 30 Irish residents had travelled to fight in the conflict. Photograph: Thaer Al Khalidiya/Reuters.

Up to 30 Irish residents have travelled to Syria to fight in the conflict and a number have lost their lives, the Dáil has heard.Minister for Justice (...)

 US attorney general Eric Holder in Dublin yesterday:  “All information that is acquired is subject to strict court-imposed restrictions.” Photograph:   Mac Innes Photography/Department of The Taoiseach via Getty Images

The US Prism surveillance programme is underpinned by court oversight and cannot routinely “listen in on anyone’s phone calls”, the US attorney genera(...)