An alternative method for applying for the new National Childcare Scheme online, other than the public services card, was dramatically dropped on the advice of a State body with responsibility for the card’s expansion in January 2018.
Tue, 01 Oct, 2019
The Government’s decision to challenge the Data Protection Commissioner’s highly adversarial rulings on the Public Services Card has been condemned as “ludicrous” and “incredibly bizarre”.
Tue, 03 Sep, 2019
The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, faced calls for her resignation last night as the fallout from the Data Protection Commissioner’s investigation into the Public Services Card continued.
Sat, 17 Aug, 2019
The Government is to ask the State’s legal experts to examine the law around its right to access communications data but not before it gives law enforcement agencies the power to intercept email and internet content.
Fri, 08 Jul, 2016
Health Minister Leo Varadkar has warned that gardaí are taking part in “sinister” acts breaching private citizens’ rights after it emerged that the force has used covert surveillance and tapped journalists’ phones and computers.
Sun, 17 Jan, 2016
Health Minister Leo Varadkar has warned gardaí are taking part in "sinister" acts which breach private citizens' rights after it emerged journalists' phones and computers have been tapped and subjected to covert surveillance by the force.
Fri, 15 Jan, 2016