National Assembly deputy Hervé Berville was born a Rwandan Tutsi and was four years old when French soldiers took him from an orphanage in Kigali, leading to adoption by his French family. Photograph: Lara Marlowe

There is much that is typically Breton about Hervé Berville: his first name, the fact he learned to play the accordion as a child. His grandfather (97(...)

 Professor Sonia Livingstone has examined how children’s digital lives ’raise pressing questions about their capacity to act, and about the responsibilities of others, in ways that fulfil rather than undermine their rights’

Social media companies such as Twitter and Facebook should be forced to fund an independent body to teach children how to keep their data safe online,(...)

Prof Walsh said the Policing Authority lacked a “democratic mandate in any meaningful sense” as its members were selected by the government from a shortlist provided by the Public Appointments Service

The Policing Authority, which was set up to depoliticise control of An Garda Síochána, is engineered so that the real power remains with government, a(...)

Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a televised speech to the nation at the Myanmar International Convention Centre in Naypyitaw, Myanmar in September. Photograph: Aung Shine Oo/AP

Aung San Suu Kyi is to be stripped of the Freedom of the City of Oxford, where she studied as an undergraduate, over her response to the Rohingya cris(...)

Data power: Facebook acquired messaging service WhatsApp in 2014. Photograph: Bloomberg

Mergers by data-rich tech firms may need to be examined in a fresh way, outside of normal competition and privacy law structures, because of the vast (...)

Drivers who are more “combative” tend to “see autonomous vehicles as easier agents to deal with on the road” than humans, because they think they will be able to “bully” them, according to a study by the London School of Economics

Aggressive drivers are looking forward to sharing the road with autonomous cars as they believe they can cut in front of them easily, research suggest(...)

Positions on Brexit are likely to toughen as the UK’s extraction proceeds. Photograph: PA Wire

The UK faces an EU divorce bill of up to €20 billion, according to a Financial Times analysis that shows the union’s shared budget is emerging as one (...)

Cork woman Mary Elmes, who helped Jewish children escape from Nazis during the second World War.

A Cork woman who in 2013 was the first Irish person to be honoured by Israel’s official memorial to Jewish victims of the Holocaust is to be honoured (...)

 The Irish representative at the Venice Architecture Biennale this year is Niall McLaughlin, whose installation is a reflection on the lessons to be learned from designing buildings for people with dementia, such as his firm’s Alzheimer’s Respite Centre in Blackrock, Co Dublin

The recent news that Grafton Architects had won the competition to design a significant new building for the London School of Economics was almost uns(...)

  Michael Carey, managing director of East Coast Bakehouse: if Britain leaves the EU the Irish food industry “would, however, be energised by such a new challenge and would find ways to respond that would enhance rather than restrict its future growth potential”. Photograph: Eric Luke

When it comes to the idea of a British exit from the European Union (Brexit), there seems to be widespread fear among food industry leaders here. A re(...)

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