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Public Service Card: There will be a large cohort of civil servants and politicians licking their wounds this weekend.

The findings of the Data Protection Commissioner’s report into the Public Services Card are a vindication for many parties. A group of campaigners an(...)

The Law Society is to hold an urgent meeting with solicitors angry about new High Court rules.  File photograph: Eric Luke

The Law Society says it will “respond positively” to requests to hold a meeting from solicitors angry about new High Court rules requiring them to pro(...)

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 DPC found the Reception and Integration Agency and Aramark infringed a resident’s data protection rights.

The rights of a resident in one of the State’s direct provision centres were breached by the Reception and Integration Agency and the contractor runni(...)

A spokesman for the Data Protection Commission said its position had not changed. Photograph: iStock

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has confirmed it is continuing to explore the possibility of obtaining roaming data from mobile network operators (...)

Children feel fear and isolation when  something they do online goes horribly wrong, says chief executive of the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, John Church. Photograph: Getty Images

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton has sought “urgent” legal advice from the Attorney General on a range of issues raised by a Bill proposing (...)

Gout is more common in men over 40; it causes extreme pain and swelling in the joints. Photograph: iStock

Diet may be substantially less important than genes in the development of gout, a disease more common in men over 40 and which causes extreme pain and(...)

The Data Protection Commission has opened a formal investigation into the Facebook data breach.

The Data Protection Commission has confirmed it has opened a formal investigation into a huge data breach impacting about 50 million Facebook users. (...)

President Michael D Higgins  at the opening of a €15 million student centre at Dublin City University on Thursday. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

President Michael D Higgins has encouraged students to speak out about mental health issues and to be alert for signs that their friends might need pr(...)

Archaeologists work with Dr Clíodhna Ní Lionáin at the passage tomb site at Dowth Hall, Co Meath. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Polynesia’s Easter Island, Wiltshire’s Stonehenge and southern Peru’s Nazca desert lines crop up regularly in the “top 10” world’s greatest “archaeolo(...)

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