A Garda checkpoint mounted as part of Operation Fanacht on the M4 between Leixlip and Maynooth  this month.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Dáil is set to sit for an extra day this week in order to give more time to debate extending extraordinary powers given to the State during the Co(...)

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties has written to the European Commission urging it to limit transfers of data from the EU to the UK after Brexit.

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has written to the European Commission urging it to limit transfers of data from the EU to the UK after B(...)

Gardaí said Covid-19 legislation had not provided it ‘with any additional powers to search a person or enter a private dwelling’.

A leading Irish civil rights group has expressed serious concerns about the manner in which a group of students attending a house party in Cork this w(...)

Google’s European headquarters in Dublin. Photograph: Vincent Isore/Getty

A data privacy advocate has submitted a dossier to the State’s Data Protection Commission outlining further examples of alleged data breaches by Googl(...)

Ireland remains one of the few countries without a national public genomics programme. Image: iStock

This week, the inadequate ethical and regulatory structures under which Ireland permits DNA research has been exposed yet again, raising persistent qu(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: suggested a civil offence could be committed by someone breaking rules on numbers attending gatherings in their homes. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government “deliberately obfuscated the line” between Covid-19 guidelines and legal requirements to maximise compliance, an Oireachtas committee w(...)

Gardaí say there has been overwhelming compliance with public health measures found during recent inspections of pubs and restaurants

After a day of confusion, not for the first time in the Government’s efforts to combat Covid-19, it has been decided a get-tough attitude should be t(...)

The Bray seafront in Co Wicklow, which the  Esplanade Hotel overlooks. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Asylum seekers staying in emergency accommodation at a hotel in Bray, Co Wicklow, have been advised to restrict their movements following an outbreak (...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly arrives at Government Buildings for a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday. Photograph: Tom Honan

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said primary legislation will be required for greater Garda enforcement powers to ensure the latest Covid-19 (...)

Colm O’Gorman, Amnesty International Ireland’s executive director. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Freedom of expression does not extend to hate crime and Irish people need to accept that “it is not enough to be anti-racist but that there is a need (...)

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