Tag: law

  • Proposed new internet surveillance laws flawed

    An edited version of this article appeared in Village magazine, July 2016 edition Justice minister Frances Fitzgerald’s proposal to expand Irish surveillance and interception laws to include social media and email accounts, coming only weeks after a row over interception of journalists’ communications by GSOC, is ill-advised and unlikely to achieve its stated aims, a […]

  • Never read the comments

    An edited version of this article appeared in Village magazine, July 2015 edition Never read the comments. It’s one of the first pieces of advice journalists share about their online work, and perhaps an adage that someone ought to have passed to Labour senator Lorraine Higgins. Higgins is the sponsor of one of two private […]