Kevin Lunney has told the court he was bundled into the boot of a car near his home and driven to a container where he was threatened and told to resign as a director of Quinn Industrial Holdings. File photograph: BBC Spotlight

Gardaí are breaching the privacy and constitutional rights of citizens by operating a “de facto surveillance system” using CCTV from businesses, home(...)

An ever-increasing number of cars, including many mainstream models, now come with a built-in SIM card that allows ‘always-on’ internet access.

You think you’re just playing music as you drive, or maybe listening to a favourite podcast, but as soon as you tether your smartphone to your car, wh(...)

David and Patrick Collins, brothers of Sandra Collins who went missing in Killala, Co Mayo 20 years ago, at their home in Crossmolina. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

On Friday evening the family of Sandra Collins will turn on Christmas lights outside the home where she grew up – and think about getting her back. (...)

Sinn Féin TD Matt Carthy said it ‘defied credibility’ that welfare officials could ‘just rock up to Dublin Airport’ to quiz arriving passengers. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A key DAA executive told TDs and senators he was not personally aware that welfare inspectors were quizzing passengers arriving at Dublin Airport. Th(...)

Health Research Charities Ireland has said research is now ‘drawing to a halt’. File photograph: Getty

Strict new laws around personal data protection have stalled vital medical research and prompted concerns that future trial participants might be put (...)

The Data Protection Commissioner is Facebook’s lead regulator in Europe. File photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has opened an inquiry into whether Facebook has breached European Union data protection laws over how it stored u(...)

As little as 15 per cent to 20 per cent of Irish businesses are insured against   cyber attacks. Photograph: Getty Images

Demand from businesses for insurance against data breaches is surging, according to one of the Republic’s leading brokers. Last year’s introduction o(...)

Accounting Technicians Ireland president Dargan FitzGerald with Emer Duffy, lead sales manager, Sage, at the launch of ATI’s annual conference 2017, The Next Frontier. Photograph:  Conor McCabe Photography

MONDAY Results: Kainos. Indicators: German consumer confidence (Dec); US new home sales (Oct). TUESDAY Results: Cranswick, Falcon Oil & Ga(...)

Conductor and composer Eimear Noone is among the speakers at Inspirefest. Photograph: Carlos Gauna.

Monday Indicators: Irish manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) (Jun); euro-zone manufacturing PMI (Jun), unemployment (May); UK manufacturi(...)

CWSI has secured a deal with one of the UK’s four national mobile network, O2, Three, EE and Vodafone, to provide it with security and data protection. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish-owned security systems specialist CWSI has signed a deal worth €2 million a year with a UK mobile network. CWSI manages security and other serv(...)