Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange yesterday.The  DAX Index climbed 0.3 per cent. Photograph: Reuters

National benchmark indices advanced in nine of the 18 western-European markets yesterday. Germany’s DAX Index climbed 0.3 per cent and France’s CAC 4(...)

Dan Flinter: chairs the PM Group as well as being chairman of the board of ‘The Irish Times’.

PM Group, the Dublin group that provides construction, engineering and project management services to multinationals worldwide, last year recorded a s(...)

The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School will host a lecture series on the business of biotechnology on October 14th

On October 14th, the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School will play host to the Laurence Crowley lecture series on the business of biotechnolo(...)

Pedestrians pass in front of the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, US. Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

For much of the past year, Tesla Motors seemingly could do no wrong in investors’ eyes. A nearly unbroken string of quarterly losses, amb(...)

Rare disease specialist Alexion has announced another €75 million investment in Ireland, creating a further 200 jobs. (...)

Alexion, which recently hired  Julie O’Neill (above) to head its Irish business, is looking to build a five-storey office block on a 16.8 hectare site in Blanchardstown, in west Dublin.

Ultra-rare disease specialist Alexion has submitted an application for a proposed headquarters in College Park in Blanchardstown, in west Dubli(...)

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Bruce Cozadd, chairman and chief executive of Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc, in  Monksland, Athlone, Co Roscommon, on Monday.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is investing €50 million on a new manufacturing plant outside Athlone, Co Roscommon, that will create 50 high-skilled full-time j(...)

Julie O’Neill: new role as general manager at Alexion Pharma Ireland Trading and as senior vice-president of global manufacturing operations.

US biopharma group Alexion has named industry veteran Julie O’Neill as general manager of its recently announced Irish operation.Ms O’Neill moves from(...)

Centra says it plans to add 20 new shops to its Irish network in 2014, creating 400 new jobs. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES  Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Some 628 new jobs have been announced by several companies planning to expand their Irish operations in the coming year.Convenience store chain Centra(...)

Amgen employs about 250 people in Dublin in two sites in Dun Laoghaire andSantry.

US pharmaceutical group Amgen is to acquire Onyx Pharmaceuticals in a $10.4 billion (€7.8bn) deal that gives Amgen access to a rapidly expanding cance(...)