Pictured (l-r) at the “When Women Thrive, Businesses Thrive” event organised by Mercer are; Martine Ferland, retirement leader for EuroPac at Mercer; Bríd Horan, of the 30% Club; and Mairéad O’Mahony, defined contribution leader at Mercer, Ireland. Photograph:  Conor McCabe Photography.

Call for new approach as research shows decades of efforts to achieve workplace gender diversity has failed

Richard Pops, chief executive  of Alkermes in their Dublin offices. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Company drops development of new pain therapy after missing targets in Phase 1 trial

“Whoever pays the cost of nursing home fees is entitled to claim tax relief, whether it is on their own account or for someone else.”

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Opsona Therapeutics, a biopharma company spun out of Trinity College (above), is developing drugs designed to block a protein  in the body that works to reject foreign organisms. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Dublin biopharma company embarks on series of cancer drug therapy trials

Shire acting chief financial officer Jeff Poulton said the company had obtained advice that the break fee should not be taxable in Ireland. Photograph: The Irish Times

Multinational may owe funds based on €1.44bn ‘break fee’ after failed takeover

Money earned from letting rooms in private homes on Airbnb and similar sites will be treated as trading income

Amendments to rent-a room relief clarify that short-term lets do not fall within the terms of the relief

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