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Kath Cottier and Andrew Prior, members of the Construction Defects Alliance lobbying group. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times.

Up to 92,000 Celtic Tiger-era apartments may be affected by building defects, including fire safety issues, an Oireachtas committee has heard. The h(...)

Data-protection commissioner Helen Dixon said: “The DPC is disappointed that the additional funding allocated is less than one-third of the funding that the DPC requested in its budget submission.”

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) received less than a third of the additional funding it sought in Budget 2020, a situation that leaves it having (...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said reforms that would grant powers to local authorities to build more houses without getting permission from  central Government would be ‘questionable’. File photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has described as “reckless” reforms that would grant powers to local authorities to build more houses without getti(...)

New light has been shed on how a dispute over the lawfulness of the Public Services Card project has soured  the relationship between the Department of Social Protection and the Data Protection Commissioner

What just happened? The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has published the full report of the Data Protection Commissioner’s in(...)

“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(...)

Austrian lawyer and privacy activist Max Schrems. The case before the Court of Justice of the European Union focuses on data transfer template agreements, known as standard contractual clauses (SCCs). Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

At long last, a critical Irish data privacy case this week wended its somewhat tortuous and costly way to the Court of Justice of the European Union ((...)

Eoin Ó Broin, Sinn Féin housing spokesman, said housing supports now represented ‘an indefinite and ever-growing expenditure’ which could soon hit €1 billion a year.

The State is not getting value for money in return for housing subsidies worth hundreds of millions a year to the private sector, according to an inte(...)

Noppera-Bo Technologies has developed a product that uses advanced machine learning to simplify the process of redacting identifiable information from CCTV or other video sources

A consortium of Irish companies has been chosen to work on a project to help Swedish local authorities redact identifiable information from CCTV and v(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A new Bill published by the Government will provide for more extensive data sharing between public bodies and will deliver “tangible benefits” to the (...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: from Friday she will have attention-grabbing fines at her disposal. Photograph: Seán Breithaupt and Yvette Monahan/Getty Images

It has come a long way from having just 26 staff in an office next to a Centra in Portarlington but not far enough if the State’s personal-data protec(...)

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