Eoin O Dell

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Minister for Communications Richard Bruton  said the internet creates opportunities for others to ‘manipulate our thinking’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There are powerful forces that see the internet as presenting a new way of waging war, according to Minister for Communications Richard Bruton. The (...)

‘This isn’t copyright reform. It’s copyright redefinition to benefit – surprise – corporations’

Wednesday was not a good day for the internet. In a morning vote in Brussels, the European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) voted 14-9 to(...)

The Jessbrook Equestrian Centre, built by convicted drug trafficker John Gilligan beside his home. Photograph: Alan Betson

Jessbrook, the former home of convicted criminal John Gilligan has been declared “sale agreed”, eight months after it went up for sale with what was s(...)

The words of Amhrán na bhFiann are displayed on a screen at Croke Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The words “Fianna Fáil” will not be removed from the first line of the national anthem, although a small number of submissions requesting the change h(...)

Amhrán na bhFiann displayed prior to a match in Croke Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sanctions for inappropriate use of the national anthem Amhrán na bhFiann, will be discussed in the Seanad on Tuesday. Its music and wording were use(...)

Students gathered at a town hall-style meeting in Trinity on Monday night to voice their opposition to planned fee increases.

Postgraduate students at Trinity College Dublin have threatened industrial strike action in response to plans to increase their fees. Trinity is set(...)

Prof Todd Gitlin said he had not previously heard of Denis O’Brien

A leading US academic due to speak at a conference in Trinity College, Dublin has said he “will defend the right to seek truth and to campaign against(...)

Former  acting attorney general Sally  Yates: her stance was a good example of how actors in the constitutional structure of the US are allowed push back against a president’s executive orders. Photograph: Pete Marovich/Getty

With the election of Donald Trump, the resilience of the constitutional structures governing the US looks set to be put to the test. The president’s (...)

Attorney general for England and Wales Jeremy Wright outside the UK supreme court in Parliament Square, London. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/Getty Images

Many of the myths about the United Kingdom’s constitutional settlement were on show in Tuesday’s decision by their supreme court that the UK governmen(...)

Joan Collins TD: although she lost her case it establishes that the Oireachtas has a vital role to play in the processes relating to public finances

At the end of every year the legislature gives the government a Christmas present. It passes the Appropriation Act to approve government spending. Th(...)

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