Johnny Mythen

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Representatives of Facebook, Twitter and TikTok were appearing before the committee as part of its ongoing scrutiny of the Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill.

Social media companies were lambasted for their track record in dealing with abusive content on their platforms at an Oireachtas committee hearing on (...)

Ms Craig said the scale of the problem was such that it was not practicable that the new commission would be able to deal with all individual complaints. Photograph: iStock

The online targeting of women politicians and women journalists is a matter of “real concern”, the deputy chief executive of the Broadcasting Authorit(...)

Staffing levels in proposed new Media Commission expected to be similar to DPC office. Photograph: iStock

The proposed new Media Commission is expected to have a level of staffing similar to the office of the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), an Oireacht(...)

File image of Edward O’Brien, who died in February 1996

The criticisms of a Sinn Féin-organised commemoration for a Wexford-born IRA man who died when his bomb blew up on a London bus, are a “total nonsense(...)

Johnny Mythen of Sinn Féin

Johnny Mythen (61), Sinn Féin newest TD for Wexford is the party’s first representative in the country since James Ryan’s election in 1918. The Ennis(...)

Malcom Byrne: ‘Racism and the language of hate and division has no place in Wexford politics. Wexford is better than that. Ireland is better than that.’ Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/

Fianna Fáil councillor Malcolm Byrne has been elected in Wexford following the fifth count. He was deemed elected with 18,830 votes after the elimina(...)

Fianna Fáil election candidate Malcolm Byrne canvassing in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

It’s early afternoon on a bitterly cold Friday, and Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe is striding door to door in his hometown of Bree, Co Wexf(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams and fellow Co Louth candidate Imelda Munster celebrate in Dundalk. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Sinn Féin had a good election, not a spectacular one, and as always, the party’s support in opinion polls was somewhat overstated. Past electoral di(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrives at the Royal Theatre in Castlebar on Saturday evening. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A considerably reduced Fine Gael has taken a small lead over a resurgent Fianna Fáil and is likely to remain the largest party in the Dáil. With 10 o(...)

Labour’s Brendan Howlin, Fianna Fáil’s James Browne and Independent Mick Wallace (above) took the first, second and third seats respectively in Wexford. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A bright blue spot appeared on the electoral map for Fine Gael on Monday in Wexford. After an exhausting count, Michael D’Arcy and Paul Kehoe joined(...)

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