Over three million photographs are held in the department’s facial matching database for the public services card

The Data Protection Commission has said it is investigating “potential breaches” of the General Data Protection Regulation by a Government department,(...)

Ryanair pilots picket outside Dublin Airport in July. The airline faces a US legal case taken by shareholders in relationa to its industrial relations woes earlier in the year

Ryanair faces a US legal case taken by shareholders claiming the airline made “false and misleading statements” about its industrial relations woes ea(...)

Residential landlords paid tax on just 59 per cent of their rental income in 2016, claiming total deductions of some €1 billion

Meetings between Minister for Communications Denis Naughten and David McCourt, the lead bidder for the Government’s National Broadband Plan, worth in (...)

The late Mary Mulvihill  often chose to feature scientists who themselves showed passion and love for their work. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Applications for the 2019 Mary Mulvihill Science Journalism Award 2019 for students, themed “science for the love of it”, are now open. This is the t(...)

Almost 13 years after Séamus Brennan raised the prospect of introducing mandatory pensions, the Government is seemingly getting around to it

Almost 13 years after Séamus Brennan raised the prospect of introducing mandatory pensions, the Government is seemingly getting around to it. More tha(...)

Prof Jeffrey Ullman: “It’s not really a new phenomenon that people try to influence other people, and do that often by trying to know about them. It’s just become easier to do what people have been trying to do all along.”

Our relatively recent and rapid transformation into a data-driven, data-devouring society comes as no big surprise to Jeffrey Ullman, a pioneering fig(...)

Twitter revealed a significant decline in user numbers – down a million from the previous quarter – and said it expected user numbers to fall further.  Photograph:  AFP/ Emmanuel Dunand/Getty Images

Are the world’s biggest social media companies in meltdown? Probably not. But when both Facebook and Twitter see their shares swiftly punished by an (...)

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and US President Donald Trump depart after speaking to the news media in the Rose Garden of the White House

US markets rallied yesterday after the European Union agreed to concessions that appear to have averted a deepening trade war. At an unscheduled press(...)

The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe holding a press conference on Thursday on the 2018 mid-year expenditure report.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The latest quarterly national accounts from the CSO show the Republic was once again the fastest-growing economy in Europe in 2017, in spite of the he(...)

Facebook moderators were instructed not to remove extreme, abusive or graphic content from the platform even when it violated the company’s guidelines, an undercover investigation by Channel 4’s Dispatches team reported last night. Photograph: Getty Images

A report by the Central Bank, commissioned by the Government in the wake of the tracker-mortgage scandal, calls for Ireland to make top bankers accoun(...)

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