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(...)

The Obama administration has  blocked several big telecoms deals in a bid to protect competition. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US companies have abandoned $370 billion of large deals since President Barack Obama came into power in 2009, after regulators in his administration b(...)

Research into the effects of weight-loss suggests that losing about 9 pounds could reduce systolic blood pressure by 4.5 mm Hg

The groundbreaking Sprint trial signalling a need for more aggressive blood pressure treatment is a real game changer (see bit.ly/1LmaHRp). It direct(...)

Noelle Lenihan was second on her debut at World Championships. Photograph by Francois Nel/Getty Images.

As medal hauls go, the one the Irish team brought back from the Paralympic Athletics World Championships in Doha, Qatar, last month was an impressiv(...)

Apple weighed heavily on all major US stock indices as it fell for the fifth straight day. Photograph: Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images

Greece’s banking stocks plunged for the second day in a row, holding down the main Athens index which otherwise turned the corner after the previous (...)

The interior of Audi’s upcoming A4, which will offer in-car connectivity via a flat-rate sim card from Irish firm Cubic Telecom which cuts out roaming charges for connected drivers.

An Irish tech firm is behind Audi’s launch of a Europe-wide, flat-rate sim card, fitted in its new models from next year, that cuts out roaming charg(...)

Revenue from Verizon’s FiOS high-speed internet, TV and phone service rose 10 per cent to $3.4 billion. Photograph: Justin Lane

Verizon Communications reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly profit as more users signed up for its post-paid wireless services and subscr(...)

Jason Dorsey, the founder of the Center of Generational Kinetics, a marketing research firm in  Texas. “Definitely we want to be inclusive of millennials, but we don’t want to forget the people who brought us to the dance.” Photograph: Ben Sklar/The New York Times

The makers of Tic Tacs had a problem on their hands. After 18 months of internal study, they had concluded that the all-important millennial ge(...)

File photograph: A motor racing driver was killed on Saturday when his car went out of control during an event in Co Clare.

A motor racing driver was killed on Saturday when his car went out of control during an event in Co Clare.Simon McKinley (34), from Naul on the Meath/(...)

A man walks past the Time Warner Cable headquarters in New York. Comcast said the deal had been structured in a way that if the US government didn’t agree, the companies could walk away

Comcast and Time Warner Cable confirmed on Friday they had abandoned their proposed $45 billion merger. Comcast said the deal had been structured in (...)