Ireland

Apple Setback In EU $14 Billion Tax Row

Legal setback for Apple as it seeks to avoid to paying over $14 billion in back taxes, after EU clampdown…

8 months ago

TikTok Fined 345 Million Euros Over Child Data

After privacy fine from UK earlier in the year, TikTok is hit by a larger penalty from the Irish data…

10 months ago

Research: Majority Of UK, Ireland Businesses Already Using AI

Some 84 percent of businesses in UK and Ireland already using AI in some capacity, with nearly one-quarter having broad…

10 months ago

TikTok Opens First European Data Centre Amid China Fears

Project Clover effort to alleviate Chinese state surveillance fears, sees TikTol open first European data centre, with more to follow

11 months ago

Meta Starts Axing Nearly 20 Percent Of Irish Workforce

Nearly 500 jobs are being axed at Meta's international headquarters in Ireland, in its third and final round of layoffs

1 year ago

EU Restarts Apple Tax Case Before EU’s Top Court

European Commission argues before Court of Justice of the European Union that lower decision to discard 13bn euro Apple tax…

1 year ago

Thousands Of Intel Staff In Ireland Offered Unpaid Leave – Report

'Voluntary time off program' reportedly underway in Ireland, where 2,000 out of 5,000 Irish staff offered unpaid leave

2 years ago

Instagram Fined €405 Million For Teenager Data Violation

Irish data protection watchdog slaps Meta's Instagram with a hefty €405m (£349m) fine for letting teenagers display their contact details

2 years ago

Intel Confirms ‘Mega Factory’ In Germany

Chip giant Intel says it will initially invest 33 billion euros in EU, including 17bn euros for a 'semiconductor fab…

2 years ago

Irish Watchdog Provides Update On Data Transfer For Meta – Report

Ireland's data watchdog is to consult with fellow EU regulators in April over Meta's Facebook data transfers to the United…

2 years ago

Ireland Health Service ‘Compromised Two Months Before Attack’

Ireland's Health Service Executive ignored warnings its IT systems were hacked for two months before crippling ransomware attack, report finds

3 years ago

Google To Pay Millions To Ireland In Back Taxes

Google is to pay £183m in back taxes to the Irish government, in line with its promise to halt the…

3 years ago

World Leaders Agree Corporation Tax Rate

Tax loophole finally closed? After years of talks, threats and tariffs, world leaders reach an historic agreement of 15 percent…

3 years ago

Ireland Privacy Regulator Quizzes Facebook Over Smart Glasses

Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner asks Facebook to demonstrate that smart glasses' safeguards for unauthorised image recording are 'effective'

3 years ago

WhatsApp Slapped With $267m GDPR Fine For Sharing Data

Ouch. Irish Data Protection Commission hits WhatsApp with an increased fine of 225m euros, due to its handling and processing…

3 years ago

European Court Backs National Watchdog Data Enforcement

Blow for Irish data protection watchdog, as Europe's top court rules it is no longer the only data enforcer across…

3 years ago

Ireland Tests Decrypt Tool After ‘Catastrophic’ Ransomware Attack

Tool being tested after 'stomach-churning' ransomware attack that crippled Ireland's health IT systems during Coroavirus pandemic

3 years ago

Ireland Shuts Down Health IT System After Ransomware Attack

The health service in Ireland has suffered a 'significant ransomware attack' and has shut down IT systems

3 years ago

Irish Regulator Investigates Facebook Over ‘Data Leak’

After the discovery last week of a dataset of 533 million Facebook users, Irish regulator warns firm it may have…

3 years ago

Twitter Fined 450,000 Euros Over Public Tweet Bug

Irish data regulator DPC increases Twitter's GDPR fine for tweeting bug, after watchdogs in Austria, Germany, Italy argued it was…

4 years ago

EC Challenges Court’s Quashing Of Apple £12bn Tax Bill

European regulator appeals court ruling, which rejected EU order for Apple to pay 13 billion euros ($11.8bn) in Irish back…

4 years ago

TikTok Selects Ireland For First European Data Centre

Ireland to get another data centre after the Chinese-owned short video app TikTok announces first European server facility

4 years ago

Apple’s £11.8 Billion Irish Tax Bill Overturned

Big relief for Tim Cook. EU court overturns Apple's need to pay 13 billion euros in back tax payments to…

4 years ago

Apple Irish Back Tax Ruling Expected Next Week

Ruling in appeal against European Commission's order that Apple pay the Irish government $16 billion in back taxes due next…

4 years ago

Researchers Find Weaknesses In Apple-Google Trace Tech

Apple and Google's coronavirus contact-tracing framework fails to accurately log exposures on a commuter bus, Dublin academic study finds

4 years ago

GDPR ‘At Risk Of Failing’ Due To Lack Of Resources

Software maker argues GDPR left toothless due to lack of budget ad technical staff at European member states' data protection…

4 years ago

UK Google Accounts To Be Placed Under US Jurisdiction

Change of terms of service will see British Google accounts moved out from Irish (European Union) control and placed within…

4 years ago

European $14 Billion Tax Demand On Apple ‘Defies Common Sense’

Order for $14 billion in back taxes from Apple “defies reality and common sense”, iPad maker argues

5 years ago

Apple Heads To Court Over £11bn Bill For Back Taxes

EU's General Court to hear appeal against European Commission's record 2016 fine, itself part of a broader crackdown on low…

5 years ago

Vodafone Switches On Ireland’s First 5G Network

5G network in five city locations in the Republic of Ireland are switched on by Vodafone and Ericsson

5 years ago