Tech Giants Must Be Monitored Independently For Data Protection – Sean Kelly

Seán Kelly MEP and Leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament has cautioned that independent monitoring of tech giants will be necessary if further data breaches are to be avoided. “The Cambridge Analytica scandal should be a stark reminder of how important it is to have a robust data protection system in place,” said […]

Ireland’s Top 50 Contractors In Strong Demand Across The Globe

Turnover figures in Top 50 CIF Contractors increased by €1billion in 2017 and exports estimated to have grown five-fold since 2008. Figures compiled by Construction Magazine, for its annual Top 50 listing, show that turnover in Ireland’s leading construction contractors grew by €1billion over a 12-month period as global demand for Irish construction continues to […]

Irish people encouraged to join ‘Facebook Free February’

Could you log off Facebook for a month? A week? A day even? What would it mean to you to just sit and wait for your bus without having you’re phone to preoccupy your thoughts? Could you sit into the feeling of discomfort of being left, for the briefest of periods, exposed in a public […]

Carthy Challenges PwC Leader On Tax Scams At Panama Papers Inquiry

The Panama Papers inquiry in the European Parliament held a hearing in Brussels looking at the role of lawyers, bankers and accountants in facilitating tax avoidance, tax evasion and money laundering. Sinn Féin MEP and inquiry committee member Matt Carthy challenged PriceWaterhouse Coopers Global Tax Policy Leader Prof Stef van Weeghel on the conflict of […]

EU /Facebook/Twitter/YouTube Agree Hate Speech Code Of Conduct

“Hate speech”, public incitement to violence or hatred against a group of people, must be removed from social media platforms within 24 hours according to a new code of conduct agreed today between the European Commission and Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft. As well as agreeing a code of conduct, the companies concerned say they […]

Viral Video Competition ‘Unique Reasons to Visit Offaly’

Are you interested in film making, acting or producing? Do you upload films to the likes of YouTube or Facebook? If you have a home-camera or even a phone, or you think you could be the next Martin Scorsese then this competition could be for you. Offaly County Council in association with Midlands 103 is […]