The Department of Finance has again refused to release details of how much it has paid lawyers involved in the Apple tax case and the €14bn tax fund that they manage.
Legal experts have said the Attorney General's advice to the Government that it is unconstitutional to give adopted people unrestricted access to their birth information is "incorrect".
Survivors of abuse, along with legal experts and academics have lined up in opposition to controversial legislation to seal millions of child abuse records for 75 years.
A High Court challenge has been brought over Cork City Council's decision to approve €6m road upgrade to help open the City's docklands for more development.
Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone has acknowledged the “distress” experienced by adopted and illegally adopted people who are being refused access to personal information held by State bodies.
Tusla sent a victim of the St Patrick’s Guild adoption scandal an almost entirely censored copy of her mother’s death certificate so as “to ensure that it can’t be found” in the General Registration Office (GRO).
Bandon and the surrounding areas in Co Cork are set to be among the first areas in the country used for the rollout of Ireland’s €1.2bn State smart meter project.
The State could be facing multimillion euro payouts after it was found to have illegally retained the personal data of 3.2m people in the rollout of its Public Services Card (PSC).
Tusla assesses the potential “harm” that could be caused to birth families before it decides on whether or not to release personal information to adopted people about their early lives.
The Government’s controversial legislation to grant adopted people basic information and tracing rights breaches international human rights law and appears to “ignore EU law entirely”.
The Mother and Baby Homes Commission is obliged under human rights law to provide information to family members about where their relatives are buried — despite claiming it is legally prohibited from doing so.
A mother who lost her child to adoption through a mother and baby home, maternity hospital, and adoption agency, has been refused access to her personal records by the state inquiry investigating the issue.
A solicitor for campaigners behind the successful legal challenge of the first major flood defence scheme in Cork has accused City Hall of trying to “distort the true position” about why its planning was quashed.
A data protection expert has called for the State to intervene in the investigation into the use of Facebook data by Cambridge Analytica, and has warned that an Oireachtas bill could legalise such data-harvesting.
Limerick Council has been accused of acting like a police state by those opposed to CCTV.
A new not-for-profit organisation that aims to vindicate the rights of citizens to access information has been formed, and is looking for members to support its goals.
After three years of asking, the famous Trichet letter finally saw the light of day, write Gavin Sheridan and Fred Logue.
Citizens have access to details after NAMA was ruled a ‘public authority’ and subject to certain information requests, write Gavin Sheridan and Fred Logue
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