Aaron Rogan

Aaron Rogan

Taoiseach’s top adviser had unrecorded meeting with oil lobbyist

Taoiseach’s top adviser had unrecorded meeting with oil lobbyist

The revelation comes after the climate emergency bill was killed off by the government last week

John Corcoran, a betting behemoth who saw the future

John Corcoran, a betting behemoth who saw the future

Paddy Power co-founder John Corcoran, who died last week, had the vision to realise the internet’s potential as a massive profit-driver for his company

Insurance, uncovered: Firms warn of 'existential threat'

Insurance, uncovered: Firms warn of 'existential threat'

Insurers blame high costs on fraudulent claims and the judicial system. Will the new Judicial Council Bill be able to cap insurance costs and stem the tide of endangered businesses?

The media minder: Profile of BAI CEO Michael O’Keeffe

The media minder: Profile of BAI CEO Michael O’Keeffe

The career regulator has proposed that the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland be part of a new body to police the internet

Secret report: Board knew injured greyhounds forced to race

Secret report: Board knew injured greyhounds forced to race

The revelation will increase concern about animal welfare in the sport after it was reported last week that the IGB knows up to 6,000 greyhounds are being killed each year because they are not fast enough

Doherty: treatment of social media giants over Kriégel case will shape law

Doherty: treatment of social media giants over Kriégel case will shape law

Doherty said that the judge’s decision to call Facebook and Twitter into the court is being “keenly” watched by the government

YouTube had ‘blacklist’ of terms during 8th Amendment campaign

YouTube had ‘blacklist’ of terms during 8th Amendment campaign

A “blacklist” of terms relating to Ireland’s abortion referendum which was created by YouTube staff has caused controversy after it surfaced online last week

High insurance premiums ‘an existential threat’ to community activities, say voluntary groups

High insurance premiums ‘an existential threat’ to community activities, say voluntary groups

Over 30 members of a group representing community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises attended a specially convened meeting last Tuesday to discuss the threat they were facing from increased insurance premiums

Irish gambler was involved in disputed bet that sparked £1m court case

Irish gambler was involved in disputed bet that sparked £1m court case

Bet365 and Megan McCann settled the case for less than £200,000 last week, according to a report on a gambling trade website

Boxing too clever? 'Loot boxes' spark concerns

Boxing too clever? 'Loot boxes' spark concerns

‘Loot boxes’ are fast becoming online gaming’s largest revenue source. But studies indicate they trigger addictive behaviour in children and are gambling by another name

Ryan ‘hopeful’ that Zuckerberg  will attend ‘fake news’ hearing

Ryan ‘hopeful’ that Zuckerberg will attend ‘fake news’ hearing

Zuckerberg has been criticised for not engaging directly with the international grand committee on disinformation and ‘fake news’, which is made up of politicians from nine parliaments

Ireland’s Alt Right: The people building an empire online

Ireland’s Alt Right: The people building an empire online

Extremist right-wing groups are skilfully using social media to build an audience and stoke fears that Ireland is being overrun by non-Irish hordes. These ultra-nationalists are being aided by some unlikely bedfellows

Dublin Pride reviews Google links over YouTube row

Dublin Pride reviews Google links over YouTube row

Dublin Pride festival director Jed Dowling will be contacting the National LGBT Federation after a board member of the group questioned Google’s suitability as a 'platinum sponsor' of the event

The Road to Hell: The Wicklow computer whiz caught up in the Silk Road drug sting

The Road to Hell: The Wicklow computer whiz caught up in the Silk Road drug sting

Last June, Gary Davis was at Body and Soul Festival. This summer, the young Wicklow man, who has Asperger’s syndrome, is in a New York jail. Newly-unsealed documents show how he became a central figure in the Silk Road drug scam on the Dark Web

Firms hit by rising premiums say that online companies are ‘claims harvesting’

Firms hit by rising premiums say that online companies are ‘claims harvesting’

Businesses facing rising insurance costs believe that a group of online companies are “claims h...