Being a global hub for data centres is brings huge benefits to Ireland – but demand for power is growing much faster than the supply of clean energy.
There are enough mutinous MPs to sink almost any legislation, and he is in no position to face them down in the name of the bigger picture.
Only with my amendments in place can the bill truly protect security, privacy, and freedom of speech.
It isn’t perfect, but it now focuses on real harms to vulnerable people rather than dangerous attempts to police free speech amongst adults.
The balance between freedom of speech and security is important; wherever the line is drawn, it must be drawn clearly.
In his piece for this site last week, Chris Philp downplayed the way it is drafted to push platforms towards suppressing lawful content.
It is hard to see how he will manage to reconcile freedom of speech on the internet with the requirement to prevent legal but harmful content.
Thirty per cent of UK households, mainly rural and left-behind communities, were still on copper wiring last year.
It’s just a website. Making it better requires nothing more than rewriting some code and the will to act.
The Online Safety Bill is a welcome start but given the huge range of issues it covers, is it too unwieldy?