A man  lays flowers this week at a shrine in Tuam, Co Galway, erected in memory of up to 800 children  buried at the site of the mother and baby home there. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

The women and children who suffered in mother and baby homes were “abandoned by their church”, a Cork priest has said during Sunday Mass. Fr Colin D(...)

The funeral service took place at Zion parish church in Dublin’s Rathgar where Bishop Roy Warke had once been rector. Photograph: David Sleator

The late Bishop Roy Warke was “a sensitive and committed pastor, an efficient administrator, and someone with an excellent understanding of people. In(...)

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties says  there are “serious” privacy  concerns about the underlying technology on Android phones. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties says that there are “serious concerns” about the underlying technology on Android phones for the HSE’s Covid-19 (...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly launching the CovidTracker App in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The HSE’s coronavirus tracking app, Covid Tracker, is finally available for download from Apple’s App Store and Google Play. Should you use it? Perha(...)

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin said there could be issues with the technology on public transport

The bluetooth technology being used by contact tracing apps may be less accurate than initially thought, particularly on public transport, according t(...)

The TCD research found that certain behaviours by people can help the effectiveness of the Bluetooth function. File photograph: Getty

New research has cast doubts over the accuracy of contact tracing apps that use a phone’s Bluetooth technology which will be a core feature of the ver(...)

Cheng Zhang pictured leaving the Four Courts after she was awarded €256,000 in damages over a car accident. Photograph: Collins Courts.

An accountancy student has been awarded more than €250,000 in damages after a High Court judge found she suffered post-traumatic stress disorder after(...)

Anglican  ministers are now obliged to keep confessed serious crimes  secret only if he or she is satisfied the penitent has already reported the offence to police. Photograph: Walter Bibikow/the Image Bank/Getty

The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia has voted to change the requirement that its clergy maintain the seal of the confession in all c(...)

Anne Sheehan, Vodafone Ireland’s enterprise director: “Eight out of 10 business leaders believe 4G will increase their productivity,” she says.

Today’s launch by Vodafone of its 4G service for smartphones offers the prospect of real productivity gains for businesses according to Vodafone Irela(...)