Northern Minister for Enterprise  Arlene Foster  at Proofpoint’s  headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, with chief executive  Gary Steele and ( left) Alastair Hamilton, chief executive, Invest NI.

Proofpoint, a Nasdaq-listed data protection specialist which last year acquired Northern Ireland’s only home-grown cloud security company is to create(...)

A Colombian anti-drugs police officer checks bales of marijuana, part of a load of five tons, seized on the outskirts of Cali, Colombia. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Increasing numbers of women are being locked up in the ferocious prison systems of Latin America in the so-called “war against drugs”. Often poor and (...)

A mix of Glanbia nutritional products. BNS, which Glanbia bought for €108m in 2011, and its Irish parent are being sued in California for allegedly mis-stating the potential benefits of Nitrix, a highly popular supplement for bodybuilders. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Glanbia, which will announce its interim results this Wednesday, is being targeted in the US by lawyers who are aggressively trying to assemble a hug(...)

Sian Townsend worked at Google in user research developing the first contactless mobile wallet to allow users buy items using their phones. Photograph: Reuters/Mike Blake/Files

Irish software firm Intercom, which raised $23 million (€16.8 million) in new funding in January, has hired Google veteran Sian Townsend as director (...)

President Barack Obama wearing the Game Golf device on his waist while golfing on Martha’s Vineyard last week. Photograph: Matthew Healey/Pool/Bloomberg

US president Barack Obama has started to improve his golf game using a wearable device created by an Irish tech start-up. Mr Obama, who is on h(...)

Robin Williams was sober and suffering from the early stages of Parkinson’s disease as well as anxiety and depression at the time of his apparent suicide, the actor’s widow said in a statement today. Photograph: Touchstone Pictures/EPA

Robin Williams was sober and suffering from early stages of Parkinson’s disease as well as anxiety and depression at the time of his apparent suicide,(...)

A consultant came in to see the woman. They had a candid discussion on her end-stage heart disease, which I overheard and could now match with her full name

The hospital examination room had space for four patients. Two of us were there. I was in one curtained section awaiting a scan, and in another sat an(...)

 Robin Williams  as disc-jockey Adrian Cronauer in ‘Good Morning Vietnam’.  Williams, whose free-form comedy and impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. Photograph: AP Photo/Touchstone Pictures 2:16

The Oscar-winning actor and stand-up comedian Robin Williams who was found dead in his California home took his own life, police have confirmed.Lieute(...)

Research analysed by property website Trulia, shows Boston, ranked at 10, reporting a per-capita income 1.61 times that of Cincinnati ranked at 90. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The income gap between the US’s richest and poorest metropolitan regions has reached its widest on record, shaping an uneven housing recovery that thr(...)

Flowers and tributes are placed at the make-shift memorial on the Hollywood Walk of Fame star for US actor Robin Williams, who was found dead of an apparent suicide in his Tiberon home north of San Francisco yesterday. Photograph: Michael Nelson/EPA

The national suicide prevention charity Console has expressed concern that the death of actor and comedian Robin Williams could provoke copycat suicid(...)