Niamh Sweeney

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Senior Facebook executives raised the possibility of using lower tax payments in Ireland to soften the blow of any extra digital sales.   Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

Facebook lobbied to pay less tax in Ireland to offset millions of euro it would have to pay if other EU countries introduced new taxes on multinationa(...)

Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook: The  company announced plans last year to add a further 5,000 jobs to its Irish operation in the coming years, with a move to a new headquarters in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photograph: Lino Mirgeler/AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar assured Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg of the Government’s “commitment to supporting a business-friendly en(...)

Baz Ashmawy forgets to introduce himself on the ‘Ryan Tubridy Show’.

He may have a hit television show under his belt, but if Baz Ashmawy is looking to make his name as a daytime radio presenter, he’s going the wrong wa(...)

Children feel fear and isolation when  something they do online goes horribly wrong, says chief executive of the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, John Church. Photograph: Getty Images

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton has sought “urgent” legal advice from the Attorney General on a range of issues raised by a Bill proposing (...)

Facebook insisted it was not involved in writing the content of the new safety programme. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images

Facebook has defended its role in a new campaign to provide anti-bullying and online safety training in every secondary school in Ireland. The social(...)

At the meeting, Mr Naughten told Facebook of his disgust that content flagged as inappropriate was not being taken down and was actually being used for training purposes.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten told Facebook he was “appalled” by an undercover report into the company especially because he had publicly(...)

Facebook confirmed it had been discussing its policy with An Garda Síochána and that it would also meet the child and family agency Tusla. Photograph: Getty

Facebook is considering a change to its policy of allowing videos involving the physical abuse of children to be shared in “a narrow set of circumstan(...)

Facebook head of public policy Niamh Sweeney and Siobhán Cummiskey, head of content policy for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, arrive at the Dáil on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The era of self-regulation by social media platforms is over and the Republic must lead the way in deciding how they are regulated in the future, an O(...)

Facebook is seconding its own content experts for six months to Dublin-based CPL, which is responsible for recruiting and training outsourced content reviewers for the company. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Social media giant Facebook will try to persuade an Oireachtas committee today that the problems identified in a damning investigation by Channel 4’s (...)

Facebook has called on the Government to clarify what constitutes ‘harmful communication’ as included in proposed legislation. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

Facebook has called on the Government to clarify what constitutes “harmful communication” as included in proposed legislation to help protect children(...)

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