The US government has asked the High Court to take account of a “significant” decision last month stopping the collection of a certain category of personal data by the US National Security Agency.
Wed, 17 May, 2017
Senior Cup final day invariably draws past-pupils together in fierce shows of pride. Today, most of the Glenstal Abbey side of 47 years ago will reconvene at Thomond Park, memories still sharp of the only other occasion the school made a senior final.
Fri, 17 Mar, 2017
It is rutting season for deer this month. Hillwalkers and strollers in Glendalough Valley have been struck by the piercing sound of sika stags making a shrill triple-whistle sound as they collect their hinds (females) and hold them in a harem while they maintain dominance among their male counterparts during rutting season. A pregnant hind will give birth next June, 33 weeks after ‘unity-day’ in October!
Fri, 16 Oct, 2015
Former justice minister Alan Shatter has asked a judge to overturn a decision of the Data Protection Commissioner that he breached data protection laws when he said on RTÉs Prime Time that TD Mick Wallace had benefited from garda discretion with regard to penalty points.
Tue, 04 Nov, 2014
We have had town government since the Normans came here, 800 years ago. On the cusp of the centenary of 1916, the Fine Gael Minister for the Local Government of the day abolished the ‘bottom’ tier of local government, with the support of the joint-principal opposition party, Fianna Fáil.
Tue, 15 Jul, 2014
Former presidential hopeful Seán Gallagher, in his action against RTÉ, is seeking a declaration that the Frontline debate which sparked the ‘Tweetgate’ controversy was allegedly unfairly edited, and presented and directed in order to damage his electoral prospects.
Sat, 03 May, 2014
WHAT does it say about our political system when the minister who publicly rails against cronyism, and raises concerns about the failure of government to deliver its pre-election promises, is the one being treated like a pariah by her colleagues?
Wed, 26 Sep, 2012