The Government has denied the Public Services Card is a national identity card

The Department of Social Protection has refused to release information regarding the Data Protection Commission’s investigation into the public servic(...)

The back wall of the Magdalene laundry on Gloucester Street in Dublin, which closed in 1996. The remaining structure was demolished last year. Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/New York Times

This year, politicians must do what is right by survivors and family members of deceased victims of all forms of so-called historical abuse in Ireland(...)

 Alexandr Ruzmatovich Bekmirzaev

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has adopted a “too moderate” tone following the capture of an Irish citizen alleged to have been fighting there with Islamic St(...)

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton  said the internet creates opportunities for others to ‘manipulate our thinking’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There are powerful forces that see the internet as presenting a new way of waging war, according to Minister for Communications Richard Bruton. The (...)

UN special rapporteur  recently wrote to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to warn him that the company’s overly broad definition of terrorism could lead to censorship.  Photograph: Reuters/Kacper Pempel

Emergency legislation in some states is effectively being used to target political activists, bloggers and human rights defenders who disagree with th(...)

Peter Casey ‘appears to advocate a return to the assimilationist policies of the past’ in relation to Travellers. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Back in the day, in the early 1990s, politicians and political parties were greedy and careless. Anti-Traveller sentiment was an assured vote-catcher.(...)

Gina Menzies said the blasphemy clause in the Constitution ‘doesn’t protect freedom of religion and belief, in fact it undermines it’. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Amnesty and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties have issued a joint appeal for a ‘Yes’ vote in the blasphemy referendum. And Catholic theologian and(...)

Peter Casey and his wife Helen at the EPIC centre in Dublin for the official launch of his presidential campaign. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Presidential candidate Peter Casey has claimed Pavee Point, the centre which represents Travellers, has poorly represented its community. He said tha(...)

Take Back the City: masked gardaí and private security contractors outside 34 North Frederick Street in Dublin on Tuesday evening. Photograph: Jack Power

Andrew Butler was one of four housing activists sitting around a table, drinking tea, at 34 North Frederick Street on Tuesday evening when they heard (...)

Gardaí were wrong to wear hoods during an eviction  protest in Dublin this week, said the commissioner, but insisted they were upholding the law. Photograph: Jack Power/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Garda Commissioner Drew Harris have said gardaí were upholding the law when policing a homelessness protest in Dublin city (...)

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