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# public-interest - Monday 14 January, 2019

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.

# public-interest - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

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.

# public-interest - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

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.

# public-interest - Thursday 28 July, 2016

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.

# public-interest - Monday 12 January, 2015

'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.

# public-interest - Monday 8 December, 2014

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

‘Break it up, lads…’

# public-interest - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Internet trolls in Britain could get two years in jail

That’s under new government proposals outlined today.

# public-interest - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

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.

# public-interest - Sunday 2 February, 2014

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.

# public-interest - Friday 28 December, 2012

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.

# public-interest - Thursday 20 December, 2012

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”.

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.

# public-interest - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

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.

# public-interest - Thursday 29 December, 2011

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.