The High Court has previously heard doctors for Patrick McCarthy believe removing an  implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) fitted in his heart  would pose a greater risk to him than leaving it in place. File photograph: Getty Images

A man who alleges he has been left with a defective defibrillator in his heart has opposed any conditions being attached to discovery of documents for(...)

Covidien: Operating profits were up 9 per cent from $47.8 million to $52.1 million, however, when expenses and various reliefs are deducted the company’s tax bill fell from $7.4 million in 2014 to zero last year.

Covidien posted a pre-tax profit of $53 million (€47 million) for the seven months ending April 24th, last year. The Dublin-headquartered surgical s(...)

Pfizer and Allergan:  juggling with the fallout from the US Treasury’s new rules on corporate inversions.  Photograph: Dan Kitwood/PA Wire

Pfizer and Allergan are not the only companies juggling with the fallout from the US Treasury’s new rules on corporate inversions. They’re not even th(...)

Ian Read, chairman and chief executive officer of Pfizer, and Brent Saunders, president and chief executive officer of Allergan. This week’s announcement was seen as being directed particularly at the Pfizer-Allergan deal. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

As Pfizer and Allergan bowed to the inevitable and dropped their plan for a $160 billion (€140.6bn) deal that would have seen America’s largest pharm(...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has come out strongly against inversions by US companies describing the Pfizer-Allergan deal as “disgusting”. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)
What are tax inversions?

Inversions are in essence, a financial exercise which allow companies to lower their tax bills by acquiring a legal address abroad. This is typically(...)

Medtronic chairman and chief executive Omar Ishrak. Photograph: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

Device giant Medtronic reports sales and earnings in line with its own forecasts but saw its shares dip in US trade after analysts had expected more. (...)

Bioengineer Sarah Loughney. “Diagnosing kidney reflux is traumatic and involves a lot of discomfort for the child”

Having a sick child is a huge worry for parents, and it is even worse if getting to the bottom of what is wrong involves putting the child through a d(...)

Richard Bruton said Ireland did not gain from corporate tax inversion deals

The Government has sought to distance itself from criticism over the latest corporate tax inversion with Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (...)

Medical device maker Medtronic reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit yesterday, helped by higher sales in all of its divisions, and the Dub(...)

Dole queue: Irish live register (Nov) figures will be released on Tuesday.  Photograph: Frank Miller
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MONDAY Results: Aberdeen Asset Management; Naturex. Meetings: Launch of Tourism Ireland’s 2016 marketing plans (DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Du(...)