Chief mechanic Ueli Portmann loads a software update into a Volkswagen  Amarok. Photograph: EPA

The scandal over diesel emissions continues apace with the German auto industry trying to save face with a promise of engine software updates. Derek S(...)

The US supreme court has been asked by the US government to decide a case involving efforts by law enforcement to access emails held on a Microsoft server in Dublin. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

The United States government has appealed to its own Supreme Court in a case involving US law enforcement’s efforts to gain access to emails held on M(...)

On Sunday British Prime Minister Theresa May demanded greater regulation of the internet. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Once again, in the wake of a dreadful terrorist attack, authorities swiftly called for more control of the internet, a pattern so common now that inte(...)

A visitor uses 2DF headset during the Re:publica  digital conference in Berlin.

We are on the verge of being able to step into virtual and ‘mixed reality’ worlds where we can interact with favourite film characters and discover ne(...)

Gardaí at the scene of a murder at Esker Glebe, Lucan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Bus Éireann plan could spark major transport dispute The country is facing a potentially major industrial dispute across bus and rail services in t(...)

Colm Keena outlined the extraordinary offshore world of the elite, built around the law firm Mossack Fonseca. Photograph: Rodrigo Arangua/AFP/Getty Images

1. Early in the year came the revelation of the so-called Panama Papers, following work by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, (...)

The Re:publica technology event in Dublin started on Thursday morning: The festival, originating in Berlin, has grown from a 700-person meeting of bloggers in its first year to an annual three-day event which drew 8,000 people last May.

Technology has the power to transform how human rights are delivered but it also has the power to discriminate and create a chilling effect on democra(...)

Eirgrid says it has data facility enquiries on the table that would need another 1,000MW worth of power from 2019 onwards.

The good news: Ireland is becoming a major international hub for data centres. The bad news: Ireland is becoming a major international hub for data(...)

So now the vote has taken place, and even if the UK actually survives – which isn’t all that clear yet – Ireland and Malta will be the only English-speaking countries in the European Union. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

I’ve written briefly in the past on the possible impact of Brexit on Ireland and its technology sector, arguing that it (obviously) offered opportunit(...)

The proposed Privacy Shield increasingly seems as likely to protect EU citizens’ digital data as Captain America’s comic book shield.

Another week, another pummelling of the Privacy Shield, which increasingly seems as likely to protect EU citizens’ digital data as Captain America’s c(...)

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