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# database - Friday 23 October, 2020

Legal advice is that GDPR is 'prohibited' by 2004 Act on Mother and Baby Homes Commission - Department

The minister has defended the legislation but said he regrets poorly communicating what it intends to do.

# database - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Who wants to be your TD? Meet the 2020 candidates with's election centre

It’s your essential guide to GE2020.

# database - Monday 22 August, 2016

The CSO wants to use mobile phone data to figure out tourism patterns

It said that any use of such data would be “compliant with legislation… [and] would not allow the identification of individuals.”

# database - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

A database listing all charities and other non-profits' finances launches today - it could change everything

Benefacts is going live online this morning. It’s free to access and the product of 15 months of very hard work.

# database - Friday 13 November, 2015

New DNA database will 'close the net' on serial offenders

It’s hoped the system will help find missing people and deal with an increase in burglaries.

# database - Thursday 21 May, 2015

Here's what happens when you search for your own name on Google Maps

And the likely reason why it presents such results.

# database - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Minister to reconsider keeping data on school children until they're 30

The Department’s plans for a national database have come under fire.

# database - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Department's plan to collect data on every child a 'worrying overreach of the State'

The information could be until the child is 30.

# database - Monday 10 November, 2014

Do plants have any good ideas that we can steal?

A new database developed by researchers in Trinity has amalgamated plant data from around the world.

# database - Friday 17 October, 2014

Database of Irish who fought with Australians during WW1 goes online

The new resource comes as part of a collaboration between the Australian University of New South Wales and University College Dublin.

# database - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Here's what's being done about people abandoning 'useless' foals

The DSPCA has started a trial where it will castrate a stallion and implant a microchip for €100.

# database - Monday 18 November, 2013

Government to open up new postcode database to businesses – at a cost Exclusive

The new system will give each address, including individual apartments in one building, their own unique code.

# database - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Shatter: DNA database strikes balance between tackling crime and respecting human rights

The bill, once passed, is likely to see a new DNA database in operation by next year. Criminals who receive a sentence of 5 years or more will have their DNA logged.

# database - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Polling cards to be sent to 29,000 new voters after council blunder

An out of date file was sent to the printers by mistake. It’s estimated the error will cost around €20,000 to rectify.

# database - Friday 13 September, 2013

Primark pledges further funds for victims of Bangladesh factory collapse

The company was critical of other brands that were being supplied by the company that failed to attend a meeting in Geneva yesterday to discuss long-term compensation.

# database - Thursday 15 November, 2012

ICSA calls for government action on sheep thefts

The association said there is a need for a change in the tagging system as well as a comprehensive database like that for cattle.

# database - Monday 12 November, 2012

Shatter: review into unidentified human remains in coroners' offices underway

The Justice Minister says that remains found at sea are particularly difficult to identify using DNA testing.

# database - Friday 26 October, 2012

Dún Laoghaire stays top of Household Charge compliance table

The latest figures for a county-by-county breakdown show just over a third of homes have still not registered.

# database - Thursday 25 October, 2012

'Tens of thousands' of household charge warning letters sent in error

The agency responsible for administering and collecting the charge says that householders who have received a letter but have paid the charge should contact them.

# database - Thursday 28 June, 2012

Non-profit transparency database to close due to lack of funding

The database collected information and funding, salaries and spending in non-profits and charities.

# database - Sunday 21 August, 2011

Six civil servants rapped for abusing social welfare database

Six staff at the Department of Social Protection have been investigated since 2009 for inappropriately accessing records.