A protester shows a picture of George Floyd from her phone to a wall of security guards as she and others demonstrate near the White House, in Washington, DC, on Wednesday. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP

President Michael D Higgins has expressed the “greatest heartbreak” at scenes of “military confrontation with peaceful protesters” in the United State(...)

 Supporters attend a rally in solidarity with Black Lives Matter outside the US embassy in Ballsbridge, Dublin, on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

As soon as it became clear just how big the Black Lives Matter protest was in Dublin on Monday a divisive conversation began. Many people questioned (...)

 Supporters attend a rally in solidarity with Black Lives Matter outside the US  Embassy in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has said it was surprising the Garda had begun an investigation into the Black Lives Matter protest in Du(...)

The HSE’s contact-tracing app was supposed to launch in early but has been pushed back a number of times

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has teamed up with data protection experts to publish a framework for the development of a contract-traci(...)

A Garda checkpoint for Covid-19 restrictions at St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

The use of spit hoods by the Garda has increased almost 70 per cent in the past week, according to new figures on the force’s enforcement of Covid-19 (...)

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(...)

A Department of Justice spokesman said residents of the hotel had been asked by medical experts to self-quarantine. Photograph: Google Maps

Nearly 80 asylum seekers have asked to be relocated from the town of Cahersiveen in Co Kerry after quarantine measures were introduced at the direct p(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said that  not only were some suspects spitting at the Garda during the Covid-19 crisis period, they were biting the inside of their mouth first resulting in saliva and blood being spat at some gardaí. Photograph:   Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Gardaí had no right to look into people’s shopping bags as they checked if people were complying with Covid-19 regulations but armed Garda members wou(...)

Garda  Commissioner Drew Harris: policing during the pandemic has been criticised by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties. Photograph: Alan Betson

Concerns have been raised about the “wholly inappropriate” use of armed gardaí at Covid-19 checkpoints. In a letter sent to Garda Commissioner Drew H(...)

Gardaí stop and question people at a checkpoint on O’Connell Street in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The State’s human rights watchdog has called for more oversight on whether policing powers given to the Garda during the coronavirus crisis “are being(...)

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