The Microsoft case pits the company against the US government in a tussle over emails held in its Dublin data centre

US supreme court cases, by their very nature, are always significant. Each year the court agrees to hear only about 1 per cent of all the cases petiti(...)

A High Court judge has asked the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) to determine the validity or otherwise of European Commission decisions approving EU(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon wants a ruling on the validity of the European Commission’s decisions approving standard contractual clauses before finalising her decision on Max Schrems’s complaint. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The High Court will rule next week on an action by the Data Protection Commissioner with potentially enormous implications for EU-US trade and the pri(...)

While third-party sites offering Esta services are bad value, they are not strictly speaking “scams” as those who use them do actually get their Estas.

“I have been scammed by a ‘pretend’ Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (Esta) site and instead of paying the official US government fee of $14(...)

A gas station submerged under flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Rose City, Texas. Photograph: Reuters

Crude futures fell on Friday, partly reversing sharp gains from the previous session, amid ongoing turmoil in the oil industry following Hurricane Har(...)

Far-right activists in Charlottesville, Virginia. ‘Dark web’ project Tor argues the free-speech rights that protect neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer protect the good too. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

The neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer finally crossed a line following the killing of a civil rights activist at a white supremacist rally it helped orga(...)

Publisher Niall O’Dowd: said Government envoy John Deasy’s numbers for the undocumented Irish in the US were incorrect. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government’s new estimate that there are close to 10,000 Irish living illegally in the US – down from 50,000 – has been supported by a Washington-(...)

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen. The US central bank left rates unchanged on Wednesday. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

The US economy accelerated in the second quarter as consumers ramped up spending and businesses invested more on equipment, confirming that the sluggi(...)

A demonstrator sits in front of a line of Bolivarian National Guard officers in Caracas, Venezuela. Photograph: Nathalie Sayago/EPA

Five people were reported dead in protests in Venezuela to mark a general strike called by the opposition to protest government plans to rewrite the S(...)

An  empty arrival area at Pyongyang airport in North Korea, photographed on April 17th last. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

The US government will ban Americans from travelling to North Korea due to “the serious risk of arrest” after a US student was jailed while on a tour (...)