State use of controversial spying laws still at ‘astonishing’ levels

Figures indicate State use of spying laws fell after a landmark High Court judgment, but their use as an intelligence tool continues, say Security Correspondent Cormac O’Keeffe. ON the face of it, official figures show that [...]

2020-01-14T09:37:53+00:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: In The News|

Donald Trump impeached in historic House vote in US

Republican becomes only third US president to be impeached and now faces trial in Senate History was made on Wednesday night as Donald Trump became only the third US president to be impeached. The 435-member House of Representatives [...]

2019-12-19T13:15:09+00:00December 19th, 2019|Categories: In The News|Tags: |

Irish communities severely affected by drug gang violence – EU report

Drug users who buy directly from city drug dealing networks represent a new market for urban criminal gangs A report into the European drugs market has found that violence and intimidation by drug gangs has [...]

2019-11-26T15:32:30+00:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: In The News|

Social media giants have formed ‘the greatest propaganda machine in history’, says comedian Sacha Baron Cohen

Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has labelled social media companies "the greatest propaganda machine in history", accusing Facebook, Google and others of facilitating hate on their sites. The Ali G actor, speaking after accepting a leadership award from [...]

2019-11-25T14:55:08+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: In The News|

Taoiseach: Criticising illegal immigration should not be controversial

But Varadkar says people need to ‘to call out the scaremongering’ on housing asylum seekers Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said it “should not be a controversial thing” to speak out against illegal immigration, stressing that the Government [...]

2019-11-06T16:36:59+00:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: In The News|

Universal toilets will reflect society we live in, says principal

A new secondary school is to have gender-neutral toilets fitted on each of its three floors. The Limerick Educate Together Secondary School said the facilities would be installed before it opened in September 2021. It will [...]

2019-11-05T09:40:34+00:00November 5th, 2019|Categories: In The News|

‘Extremely problematic’: Civil liberties body calls for a halt on plans to introduce body cams for gardaí

Front-line gardaí are calling on An Garda Síochána to introduce body-cameras, which are increasingly used in jurisdictions worldwide. Plans to introduce body-cameras for gardaí are “beyond concerning” and open to potential privacy rights breaches, the Irish [...]

2019-10-31T12:56:59+00:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: In The News|Tags: |