The case was brought over the transfer of data to the US by the Irish subsidiary of Facebook

European court online data ruling welcomed

22.53 The Data Protection Commissioner has welcomed a ruling by the EU's highest court which found that a system enabling data transfers from the European Union to the United States by thousands of companies is invalid.

Accenture already employs 1,800 people in Ireland

Accenture to create 200 jobs in Dublin

30 Sep Management consulting firm Accenture is to create 200 jobs over the next 12 months at a new centre for innovation in Dublin, while recruitment firm Morgan McKinley has announced plans to create 80 jobs in Ireland over the next three years.

Edward Snowden's account has been certified by Twitter

Snowden joins Twitter and follows NSA

29 Sep Former US intelligence contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden joined Twitter today, picking up more than 250,000 followers on the social network in just over two hours.

A supermoon lights up the night sky over Brazil last summer

Eclipse set to leave sky gazers over the moon

27 Sep Sky-watchers around the world are in for a treat tonight when the shadow of Earth casts a reddish glow on the moon, the result of rare combination of an eclipse with the closest full moon of the year.

Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia globally and affects up to 40,000 people in Ireland

TCD Alzheimer's research could lead to new therapy

18 Sep Scientists at Trinity College Dublin say they have made a major breakthrough with regard to a fundamental mechanism underlying the development of Alzheimer's disease, which could lead to new forms of therapy for those living with the condition.

A third of adults in Ireland have downloaded WhatsApp, and over half of them use it every day

More Irish people using WhatsApp and Snapchat

17 Sep The number of people in Ireland with WhatsApp and Snapchat accounts who use the messaging services every day increased by 5% over the past three months, according to the Ipsos MRBI Social Messaging Quarterly.

The new app has been developed by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in conjunction with 16 medical charities

New health app launched by RCSI

14 Sep A new smartphone app has been launched to provide credible factual information about a range of illnesses to people in Ireland.

Researchers were able to detect keystrokes through smartwatch motion sensors

Smartwatches open doors to hackers

11 Sep People who wear smartwatches and connected fitness gadgets can open the door to hackers who could gain access to their data by spying on them as they type, US researchers say.