The Oireachtas committee adopted the recommendations of a review initiated in 2016 after allegations claiming Garda wrongly intercepted records of three journalists. File photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Access to journalists’ phone or internet records by State agencies including for the purposes of identifying their sources, should only be allowed wit(...)

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties and the National Union of Journalists made submissions to the Oireachtas Committee on Justice on the General Scheme of the Communications (Data Retention) Bill 2017

Proposed legislation on the retention of phone and internet data does not comply with European Law and has “profound implications” for journalists and(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan accepted there were difficulties with the current legislation but denied it was unconstitutional. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A report by the former chief justice John Murray has found that current data-retention legislation amounts to mass surveillance of the entire populati(...)

 Anthony Lyons leaving the Court of Criminal Appeal today.  The DPP appealed the leniency of the sentence in which  Lyons (53) of Griffith Avenue, Drumcondra, was sentenced to six years, with five and a half suspended for sexually assaulting a woman. Photograph: Collins

Businessman Anthony Lyons, who received a six-month custodial sentence for a violent sexual assault, will “never be forgotten” and will “always be not(...)