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Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, head of the group of EU data protection watchdogs, said concerns remain over use of data for commercial and security purposes.  Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

EU privacy watchdogs refused to give their full backing to a new transatlantic data transfer pact, asking the European Commission to avoid ratifying t(...)

Draft legislation is expected as soon as this week. Image: Thinkstock

The White House is declining to offer public support for draft legislation that would allow judges to require technology companies such as Apple to he(...)

House prices in Dublin are now 35.1 per cent lower than at their highest level in early 2007

Residential property prices climbed by 8 per cent over the 12 months to the end of February new figures from the Central Statistics Office Show. Th(...)

Nationally, rents increased by 9.8 per cent last year, slowing between the third quarter, when the increase was 3.6 per cent, and the fourth, when it was 2.2 per cent. File photograph: Getty Images

Rents in Dublin are now higher than they were at the peak of the boom - but the rate at which they are increasing is slowing, according to the latest (...)

If you were under the impression that Ireland has had little association with the Oscars outside My Left Foot, Once and the quotes of Mr Wilde you’d (...)

Irish Polling Indicator poll of polls points to a modestly positive trend for Fianna Fáil, led by Micheál Martin, over the last weeks, with the party now on 21 per cent, moving ahead of Sinn Féin to become the second largest party.

The Irish Polling Indicator, which combines all opinion polls in one estimate of public opinion, gives Fine Gael a 28.6 per cent share of the vote and(...)

Hyundai is the best-selling new car brand on the Irish market this year, with the Tucson being the most popular model on the market last month

New car sales rose 33.6 per cent in January compared to the same month last year, with 39,812 new 161 registrations. Hyundai finished the month as (...)

Dublin Bus drivers issue  €1 million in receipts for overpayment of fares annually. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Only one fifth of those who overpaid Dublin Bus fares last year cashed in the receipts for their refunds. In a possible indicator of consumer buoyan(...)

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is one of  the 62 individuals who are now worth the same amount as the poorest half of the global population.

As the great and the good prepare to gather in the Swiss resort of Davos for the World Economic Forum, an annual gathering of leading political andbus(...)

Volkswagen accounted for 24.8 per cent of new cars sold in Europe in 2015 Photograph: Reuters

Volkswagen’s market share in Europe fell for the first time since 2007 as the German carmaker’s emissions-rigging scandal deterred buyers in the final(...)

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