Jack Quann
Jack Quann

21.58 16 Aug 2019


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No legal basis for widespread use of Public Services Card, watchdog says

The Data Protection Commission is carrying out an investigation into the facial recognition data held by the Government as part of its Public Services Card project.

It comes after the body completed its initial investigation into the way the Government has been using the card - and warned that it is in breach of several aspects of data protection law.

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The watchdog is demanding immediate action to fix the problem.

Ryanair seeks High Court injunction to prevent pilot strike

The High Court will hear an application from Ryanair on Monday seeking a court order to prevent a strike by pilots next week.

180 Irish-based pilots are due to walk off the job for two days in a row over pay.

Talks between Fórsa and Ryanair this week, aimed at averting the industrial action next Thursday and Friday, ended without a resolution.

Government to consider 'right to disconnect' for Irish workers

The Government is to consider introducing rules around the 'right to disconnect' from work.

Business Minister Heather Humphreys was responding to a question from Kildare TD Bernard Durkan.

She said an Interdepartmental Steering Group is to look at the French approach to the issue.

US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib turns down entry into Israel

US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has turned down entry into Israel on 'humanitarian grounds'.

The Palestinian-American, who has family in the occupied West Bank, was initially denied entry along with Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.

It is thought to relate to their support for the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement, which is working to end international support for Israel's treatment of Palestinians.

"Its a no thanks from here" - Trump's plan to purchase Greenland suffers a setback

The US President's plans to purchase Greenland have suffered a setback - after politicians on the world's biggest island insisted it is not for sale.

It comes after the Wall Street Journal reported that Donald Trump has repeatedly asked his aides to look into whether it would be possible to buy the autonomous Danish territory.

The paper said President Trump has floated the idea with "varying degrees of seriousness" since taking office.


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