Aaron Rogan

Aaron Rogan

HSE taking to Twitter to combat online misinformation on vaccines

HSE taking to Twitter to combat online misinformation on vaccines

The health body has become increasingly concerned about the role of social media in spreading misinformation which causes parents not to vaccinate their children

Star appeal, sweetheart deal? Famous names and court battles

Star appeal, sweetheart deal? Famous names and court battles

Former RTÉ stars Theresa Lowe and Frank McNamara had €3 million in debt written off by a judge last week, in the latest in a series of similar rulings

Restaurateur Ryan gets a stay of execution on eviction from home

Restaurateur Ryan gets a stay of execution on eviction from home

Last Thursday, Ryan and his wife Pamela Flood were granted a three-week reprieve from eviction and must keep repaying €3,700 a month until the next hearing in September

Public services card report also flags issues with GDPR

Public services card report also flags issues with GDPR

Data Protection Commissioner says she would consider reopening PSC probe if complaints mount

Facebook hiring senior Dublin staff to manage digital currency

Facebook hiring senior Dublin staff to manage digital currency

Central Bank has been briefed on tech giant’s plans, but project is already facing considerable scrutiny from numerous regulators

Facebook removes unfounded allegations about death of Nóra Quoirin

Facebook removes unfounded allegations about death of Nóra Quoirin

Malaysian police chief singled out Irish blogger for criticism after claims repeated in media

Athletics Ireland accused of discrimination after rejecting blind runner for world event

Athletics Ireland accused of discrimination after rejecting blind runner for world event

Sinéad Kane qualified for the 24 Hour World Championship in which competitors run as far as they can in 24 hours on a track. Kane met the required 200km distance at an approved event in Birmingham in April

One in five small betting shops shut since tax hike, claims IBA

One in five small betting shops shut since tax hike, claims IBA

One in five of Ireland’s independent bookmakers has closed since the government doubled the bet...

West Cork couple fight for their right to vlog

West Cork couple fight for their right to vlog

The couple's income from YouTube dropped from over €2,000 a month to under €500 following changes to the video platform’s algorithm and new rules about what videos could have ads placed next to them

Public services card system may face fines of €1m after data probe

Public services card system may face fines of €1m after data probe

The project was seriously undermined by the Data Protection Commissioner last week after a report found there was no legal basis it for it being used in any instances other than claiming social welfare payments

HSE has given patient advocacy groups €35m. What do they do for it?

HSE has given patient advocacy groups €35m. What do they do for it?

There is concern at the lack of transparency shown by some organisations that receive state funding to represent patients

Oil lobby group denies plot to kill bill

Oil lobby group denies plot to kill bill

People Before Profit’s climate emergency bill – which seeks to put an end to all oil and gas exploration in Ireland – was killed off by the government in July for a number of reasons including the refusal to grant a 'money message'

Data watchdog chases up reports of eavesdropping via home devices

Data watchdog chases up reports of eavesdropping via home devices

Commissioner contacts Google and Apple after furore over voice-activated device recordings

An Post alarm as collection of TV licence fee goes out to tender

An Post alarm as collection of TV licence fee goes out to tender

Currently there are more than 90 An Post staff employed to fulfil the contract, which has an 87 per cent compliance rate, compared with 86 per cent in 2017

Facebook urged to remove posts that trigger hate speech

Facebook urged to remove posts that trigger hate speech

European Network Against Racism Ireland said that recent responses to a post by former journalist Gemma O’Doherty were an example of where Facebook’s current rules were inadequate to prevent hate speech