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# Database

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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.
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It’s your essential guide to GE2020.
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.”
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.
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.
Here's what happens when you search for your own name on Google Maps
And the likely reason why it presents such results.
Minister to reconsider keeping data on school children until they're 30
The Department’s plans for a national database have come under fire.
Department's plan to collect data on every child a 'worrying overreach of the State'
The information could be until the child is 30.
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 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.
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.
Government to open up new postcode database to businesses – at a cost
The new system will give each address, including individual apartments in one building, their own unique code.
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.
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An out of date file was sent to the printers by mistake.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.