Facebook has its European headquarters in Dublin

Facebook wins case against Belgian data watchdog

19.02 The Belgian data protection authority has said it lost a legal battle with Facebook in which it sought to stop the social network from tracking the online activities of non-Facebook users in Belgium who visit Facebook pages.

Suspected cases of child sexual abuse material increased by 4%

35% rise in reports of illegal online content

28 Jun The national reporting service for suspected illegal content on the internet has dealt with the second largest number of reports in a single year since its establishment 17 years ago.

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon initiated the case last month

US seeks to join High Court data transfer action

27 Jun The US government has said the Data Protection Commissioner's major action querying the validity of the main channels being used for EU-US data transfers is "of the utmost importance to the United States and to the broader public".

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon

Cost savings put before data compliance - report

21 Jun Many organisations in Ireland deploy little resources to manage data protection compliance and view saving money as sufficient justification for poor data protection practices, the Data Protection Commissioner has said.

The voyage marks the first solo transatlantic crossing in a solar-powered airplane

Solar Impulse 2 begins historic Atlantic crossing

20 Jun The sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft has set off from New York's JFK airport, embarking on the transatlantic leg of its record-breaking flight around the world to promote renewable energy.

Tim Peake (C) is helped by colleagues upon his arrival at the airport of Karaganda, Kazakhstan

British astronaut Tim Peake returns to earth

18 Jun British astronaut Tim Peake has returned to Earth in dramatic style after ending the six-month International Space Station (ISS) mission that earned him an honour from Queen Elizabeth for "extraordinary service beyond our planet".

85% of households in Ireland have access to the internet

25 years of internet in Ireland marked

17 Jun Today marks the 25th anniversary of the internet's arrival in Ireland, when a 19.2 Kbps telecoms link at Trinity College Dublin connected to the emerging technological network.

The EU probe said Apple's tax arrangements were improperly designed to give the company a financial boost in exchange for jobs in in the country

Apple tax probe verdict could come next month

16 Jun The European Commission may deliver its verdict on Apple's tax arrangements in Ireland as soon as next month, according to Finance Minister Michael Noonan, offering the first clues to a firm timeline for a decision.

The waves were once again detected by the LIGO experiment

Scientists detect gravitational waves again

15 Jun Gravitational waves, ripples in space-time predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago, have been detected for the second time in three months, scientists have announced.

Evidence suggests coffee cannot be linked to a higher cancer risk, except when consumed at over 65C

Very hot drinks 'probably' cause cancer

15 Jun Drinking very hot beverages "probably" causes cancer of the oesophagus, the UN's cancer agency has said, while lifting suspicion from coffee and the herbal drink, mate, if consumed at "normal serving temperatures".

Microsoft said it plans to speed-up monetisation of LinkedIn by growing individual and organisation subscriptions as well as targeted advertising

Microsoft to buy LinkedIn in $26.2 billion deal

13 Jun Microsoft will buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion (€23.26 billion) in its biggest-ever deal, combining the software giant's business-productivity tools with an online network of 433 million professionals.