The Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept car: using radar and cameras, its Pre Sense technology responds to external signs of a possible collision faster than a person could

“I was driving along when a guy veered into me. My brain said ‘swerve and brake’ but, before my foot could move the car had already done it for me. It(...)

Richard Moat, who has taken over as CEO at Eircom in a full-time capacity. Fennell Photography Copyright 2012
Moat takes the tiller at Eircom

Eircom’s announcement yesterday that acting chief executive Richard Moat would take the reins in succession to Herb Hribar came as no surprise. Moat j(...)

Following on from Sunday’s stress test results, AIB was down by 5 per cent to 10 cents. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

European shares rose yesterday, reversing the previous session’s dip as better-than-expected results from a number of blue-chips including pharma gro(...)

Nokia: “Regaining market share at a rapid clip”. Photograph: Seth Wenig/AP Photo

Nokia reported earnings topping analysts’ estimates as rising network spending by phone carriers in the US and China helped the Finnish equipment make(...)

Verizon, the largest US wireless carrier, missed profit estimates as more new subscribers took advantage of discounts on devices. Third-quarter earnin(...)

A Phones 4U shop in central London with its shutters down as more than 500 of its stores were shut after the retail chain went into administration. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA

As administrators race to save stores and jobs at Phones4u, recriminations over the shockingly abrupt demise of the mobile phone retailer are becoming(...)

An attendee displays the new Apple iPhone 6 for a photograph as the iPhone 6 Plus is displayed after a product announcement.  Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg 1:51

Apple said many customers will need to wait until next month for their new iPhones after a record four million first-day pre-orders were logged, doubl(...)

Phones 4u has gone into administration after network partner EE ended its agreement. Phones 4u  lost a similar contract with Vodafone Group  earlier this month. Photograph:  Chris Ison/PA Wire

UK mobile phone retailer Phones 4u said it is seeking the appointment of administrators from PricewaterhouseCoopers after its key partner EE notified (...)

Ryanair climbed 3.16 % as markets continued to react positively to its launch of a business-class service. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The Iseq rose by a solid 0.8 per cent yesterday, as European stocks generally advanced in the final minutes of trading after remaining little changed (...)

Medtronic, the Minneapolis-based device maker, said in June it will pay about $42.9 billion for Dublin-based Covidien in a tactic partly aimed at freeing $14 billion of overseas cash.

Speculation Medtronic will modify its offer for Covidien as sentiment worsens toward tax inversions is fueling demand for bearish options. Covidien co(...)