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From TheJournal.ie Government won't release Public Services Card report due to 'public interest' fears Freedom Of Information

Government won't release Public Services Card report due to 'public interest' fears

The group intends to appeal this decision to the Office of the Information Commissioner.

From TheJournal.ie GSOC launches inquiry after fully-loaded garda submachine gun found in Dublin city centre Public Interest

GSOC launches inquiry after fully-loaded garda submachine gun found in Dublin city centre

The gun was in a bag in the boot of a car which was part of a convoy travelling at high speed through Dublin city centre when it fell out of the car.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí will soon have to ask a judge if they want to access your data Public Interest

Gardaí will soon have to ask a judge if they want to access your data

A report was commissioned last year after the accessing of journalists’ records.

From TheJournal.ie DPP prevents media from reporting on a childcare case for the first time Family Court

DPP prevents media from reporting on a childcare case for the first time

An application by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for an extension to an order prohibiting reporting was granted yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's wrong that Irish Water won't reveal how much it's paying for security' - Fianna Fáil Not In The Public Interest

'It's wrong that Irish Water won't reveal how much it's paying for security' - Fianna Fáil

The company said revealing this information could result in higher costs which would have to be passed on to consumers.

From TheJournal.ie The government doesn't want one person owning the Irish media Public Interest

The government doesn't want one person owning the Irish media

‘Break it up, lads…’

From TheJournal.ie Internet trolls in Britain could get two years in jail Clampdown

Internet trolls in Britain could get two years in jail

That’s under new government proposals outlined today.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Right to be forgotten' ruling opens a legal and ethical Pandora's box Right To Be Forgotten

Opinion: 'Right to be forgotten' ruling opens a legal and ethical Pandora's box

The ECJ ruling is a godsend for criminals who want to scrub their record clean – and sets a worrying precedent for empowering governments to act beyond their borders.

From TheJournal.ie Damien Kiberd: Are whistleblowers saints? The ethics can be complicated. Stranger Than Fiction

Damien Kiberd: Are whistleblowers saints? The ethics can be complicated.

As Ireland has discovered following the row over the cancellation of penalty points for motoring offences, the ethics of whistleblowing can be most complicated, writes Damien Kiberd.

From TheJournal.ie Column: It’s time to scrap the 30-year rule on State documents Opinion

Column: It’s time to scrap the 30-year rule on State documents

Slashing the time these crucial records stay secret would help the cause for transparency, writes Labour TD Anne Ferris.

From TheJournal.ie PTSB hits back after Shatter's criticism of 'out of touch' MacSharry Public Interest

PTSB hits back after Shatter's criticism of 'out of touch' MacSharry

The bank has defended its attitude to the new personal insolvency law after Alan Shatter said comments by its public interest director and former Tánaiste Ray MacSharry were “seriously out of touch”.

From TheJournal.ie Bank directors to be asked if AIB and BOI are acting in public interest Bankers

Bank directors to be asked if AIB and BOI are acting in public interest

Four directors – including former Tánaiste Dick Spring – will be questioned by the Oireachtas Finance Committee on whether the bailed-out banks are acting in the public interest.

From TheJournal.ie Court rules Sunday World journalist does not have to testify in US case Media

Court rules Sunday World journalist does not have to testify in US case

The case before the High Court, partly concerning mind guru Tony Quinn, raised key issues about journalists and their protection of sources.

From TheJournal.ie Complaints against financial insitutions could be made public Complaints

Complaints against financial insitutions could be made public

A bill has been published by Fianna Fáil Spokesperson Michael McGrath TD and if approved would mean that the Financial Services Ombudsman could publish and report on complaints made against regulated financial service providers.