Debenhams workers gathered to protest outside the store on Henry Street, Dublin on Tuesday but were asked to move on by Gardaí. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government should review the decision to exclude protest from the list of reasonable excuses to leave home during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Irish(...)

There is currently no direction for Gardaí to wear facemasks when dealing with the public. File photograph: Getty Images

The Garda Ombudsman will not have oversight over the use of controversial spit hoods by gardaí during the coronavirus crisis. The hoods, 16,000 of wh(...)

 A large Garda checkpoint on the M4 near Celbridge, Co Kildare as new powers come into effect. Photograph: Alan Betson

I thought the Taoiseach announced restrictions on movement two weeks ago? When Leo Varadkar announced measures limiting non-essential travel and work(...)

The Graham Dwyer challenge contends that metadata obtained by the Garda in the case was gathered unlawfully. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

This week, in a long-awaited judgment in the Graham Dwyer challenge to the State’s use of data retention in his murder case, the Irish Supreme Court d(...)

“Contracting face surveillance technology for children accessing medical care would be incredibly invasive.”

For the new national children’s hospital, 2019 has been bookended by criticisms over escalating costs: in January Fianna Fáil’s health spokesperson St(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon:  said earlier in 2019 it was unlawful to be required to have a PSC card to access benefits or services beyond those offered by the Department of Social Protection. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State’s decision to require parents to have a public services card to qualify for new national childcare payments is “illegal” and “highly discrim(...)

The introduction of body cameras has been requested by frontline Garda groups such as the Garda Representative Association. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The use of body cameras by the gardaí would most likely be a breach of privacy rights, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has warned. The p(...)

Dara Quigley who died on April 12th, 2017

The family of journalist and activist Dara Quigley, who died by suicide in April 2017 after intimate images of her were widely shared online, say they(...)

The ICCL  found that most victims of online abuse are women, and that perpetrators were most commonly partners, prospective partners or ex-partners who were “attempting to exert control”. Photograph: iStock

The Government should amend legislation to outlaw the creating and sharing of private sexual images without consent, a civil liberties group has said.(...)

 Victims’ family members at  Buswells Hotel after the announcement that  the Stardust blaze will be subject to  a fresh inquest. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The inquest three years ago into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster – in which 96 football fans were fatally injured in a crush at an FA Cup semi-final – (...)

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