Pat Breen’s amalgamated portfolio suggests the Government is failing to understand the need to focus on data protection.

Take a deep breath. Minister of State Pat Breen now has a formal job title that is a gasp-inducing 43 words long (44 if you decide to say “European Un(...)

 Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It is a “serious matter of concern” that legislation proposed by the Government seeks to exempt public bodies from fines where they breach data protec(...)

Information Commissioner Peter Tyndall. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The removal of fees for accessing information held by government departments and public bodies has driven the number of requests to an all-time high o(...)

Testimony given by Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan to a Dáil committee has been undermined by written records of a two-hour meeting at which financial irregularities at Templemore Garda College were discussed. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Testimony given by Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan to a Dáil committee has been undermined by written records of a two-hour meeting at which fina(...)

(From left) Minister of State David Stanton, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald, Ombudsman for Children Niall Muldoon and Ombudsman Peter Tyndall. Photograph: Bryan Brophy

Asylum seekers in the State’s 33 direct provision centres will now be able to make complaints to the Ombudsman and the Ombudsman for Children if they (...)

Bronwen O’ Reilly,  Glasnevin and Trinity student Niamh Herbert,  Kildare during a Dáil protest demanding ratification of the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

It is difficult to understand why our Government has not ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), some 10 years afte(...)

One of the long-standing concerns of the society has been the low number of solicitors appointed to senior judicial posts. It is understood the society feels the system proposed by the department would help to address this. File photograph: iStockPhoto

The proposed shake-up of the system for appointing judges has split the two arms of the legal profession, with solicitors rowing in behind a controver(...)

The number of naturalisation certificates issued in 2015 was 13,500. File photograph: Getty Images

The number of people granted Irish citizenship in 2015 was almost half that of the peak three years earlier, according to new research by the Economic(...)

Travellers celebrate outside the Dáil after the debate on recognition of Traveller ethnicity. Traveller health should improve dramatically now that their ethnic minority status has been returned to them. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Whatever is happening elsewhere in Europe, Ireland does not have a migrant crisis. The 2011 census shows that 12 per cent of people living here are of(...)

The report found that children were offered access to drugs, alcohol and the notion of status from being associated with the network. File photograph: Getty Images

Criminal gangs are recruiting and exploiting children as young as 11 using drugs, alcohol and the notion of status, according to new research on the i(...)

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