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New Mechanisms to Retain Data to Protect National Security

The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has published the General Scheme for the Communications (Retention of Data) (Amendment) Bill 2022 to protect national security. The General Scheme provides that general…

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History

Offshore Wind Energy Plan Could Be ‘Ardnacrusha x 100’ for Ireland

A new to help develop offshore wind energy around Ireland’s coasts will be like “Ardnacrusha to the power of 100”, Environment Minister Eamon Ryan has said — with Cork Harbour…

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Irish News

Connecting Government 2030 – A Digital And ICT Strategy For Ireland’s Public Service Launched

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath TD, and the Minster of State for eGovernment, Ossian Smyth TD, launched Connecting Government 2030: A Digital and ICT Strategy for Ireland’s Public Service….

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Finance

Omicron Sees Business Activity In Dublin Expand At Softer Pace In Q4

The latest PMI survey shows that business activity in Dublin continued to increase during the final quarter of 2021 but at the slowest rate since Q1 when Ireland was in full…

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Irish News

Property Marking Machines To Aid In Reducing Property Crime Across Limerick

Limerick City and County Council is teaming up with An Garda Síochána, community groups across Limerick to help reduce the incidence of property theft using property marking machines. The Council has purchased…

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Education

Guidance for Individuals who Accidentally Receive Personal Data

Risk of Accidental Disclosure Information and communication technology plays an increasingly large role in our working and private lives and has many advantages, including convenience. However growth in the processing…

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Irish News

100,000 tickets issued by Gardaí through new technological development

Image: Twitter.com/emergencytimes Irish Gardaí have seen a monumental development in the technology sector as a new ‘Activity Mobility’ app allows Gardaí to check a vehicle’s tax, NCT status and history…

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Interview

ECAR INFRA

We spoke to Stephen Farrelly and Amanda Farrelly about the future of EV charging infrastructure in Ireland. About ECAR INFRA Founded in Dublin in 2019 by a team with more…

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Technology

Ransomware: To Pay Or Not To Pay

We’ve all seen the movie: the steely eyed law enforcement officer draws a deep breath and says firmly “we don’t negotiate with terrorists. Ever.” But the fact is, we do….

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Technology

Apple fined for slowing down old iPhones

Apple has been fined 25 million euros (£21m, $27m) for deliberately slowing down older iPhone models without making it clear to consumers. The fine was imposed by France’s competition and…

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Technology

After the Notre Dame fire, scientists get a glimpse of the cathedral’s origins

Researchers hope to study the building’s history, the medieval climate and more. The “forest” of Notre Dame was one of Olivier de Châlus’ favorite places. That dense lattice of timbers…

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Events

Popular Irish Smartphone Film Festival is Back for 2020

Dublin Smartphone Film Festival is now in its third year. Ireland’s only International Film Festival dedicated to filmmakers exclusively using mobile devices (Phones & Tablets) takes place this year on…

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Irish News

New climate law draft preventing the sale of fossil fuel cars by 2030 published

Minister Richard Bruton T.D. has today (January 6) published the Draft General Scheme of the Climate Action (Amendment) Bill 2019 including the banning of diesel and petrol cars by 2030….

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Technology

NASA finds water ice just below the surface of Mars

The ice could be reached with a shovel, experts say. To explore the solar system beyond our planet, one important factor is the ability to locate water which can be…

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Technology

Amazon’s fight with Trump is about much more than $10bn

When the Pentagon first tendered the so-called Jedi contract in March 2018, the stakes couldn’t have been higher. The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure project would give the military a cloud…

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Technology

Fukushima’s Contaminated Farmlands To Become Hub Of Green Energy

Fukushima, the site of one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters ever, is looking for a clean and green rebranding. A $2.75-billion project has been launched to turn Japan’s northeastern prefecture…

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Education

Why Our Ancestors Drilled Holes in Each Other’s Skulls

For a large part of human prehistory, people around the world practised trepanation: a crude surgical procedure that involves forming a hole in the skull of a living person by…

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History

Over the Horizon: Aerial Photos of the USSR’s Giant Nuclear Detection System

The DUGA over-the-horizon radar was one of the most important elements of the early warning system against an American nuclear attack on the USSR. More expensive to build than the…

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Technology

Creators Of The Lithium Battery Win The 2019 Nobel Prize In Chemistry

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries in…

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Technology

NASA Unveils Its New Spacesuits That Will Take Us To The Moon And Mars

NASA has unveiled its new next-generation spacesuits, which will take us to the Moon and Mars, and they’ve come a long way from anything we’ve seen before. The agency’s Artemis…

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Technology

Built in Scotland – ‘World’s Most Powerful’ Floating Tidal Turbine

Work has started in Scotland to build what is described as the world’s most powerful floating tidal turbine. Companies based in Orkney, Dundee, Cupar and Motherwell are involved in the…

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Technology

Japanese Government Approves Controversial Plans To Study Human-Animal Hybrids

The Japanese government has approved research into human-animal embryos for the very first time. This does not mean we can expect to see real-life centaurs, mermaids, and satyrs in the…

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Technology

E-Scooters and Their Contested Future in Dublin

If you step out onto Dublin’s streets at any point of the day, you will likely see packs of bikers passing by as they travel to work, school, the shops,…

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Technology

Amazon Have Announced They Are Set To Invest In Donegal Wind Farm

It has been announced recently that Amazon Web Services are to invest in a new wind farm that is to be located in County Donegal. The company has announced three…

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