Perrigo chief executive Joseph Papa: “Mylan’s approach demonstrates an act of desperation.”

Mylan shareholders will on Tuesday decide on the generic drug maker’s bid to acquire Dublin-based rival Perrigo. Mylan is trying to acquire Perrigo in(...)

Joe Papa, chief executive  and president of Perrigo, which is fighitng off the unwatned advances of rival Mylan. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Mylan appeared to hit a significant hurdle in its quest to buy a fellow drug maker, Perrigo, when an influential advisory firm recommended Friday morn(...)

French drugmaker group Sanofi’s new CEO Olivier Brandicourt (left) speaks with chairman Serge Weinberg during the group’s general meeting in Paris.  Photograph: Eric Piermont/Getty Images

Rebel Sanofi investors made a mark at the drug maker’s annual meeting on Monday as resolutions approving millions of euro paid to attract a new boss a(...)

More than 60 per cent of companies paid annual incentive awards to chief executives’ that were above target levels

Chief executive officers of US companies got a 12.1 per cent pay raise in 2014, mainly driven by increases in the value of pension benefits, an analys(...)

Brian O’Cathain chief executive Petroceltic. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The board of Petroceltic says it has been endorsed by three leading shareholder advisory groups in its fight with investor Worldview.The Dublin-based (...)

The photograph, issued this week, was taken using a special mount allows the use of standard cameras to take sharper pictures of Earth at speed. Photograph: ESA/Nasa

Have you ever wondered what a lightning strike looks like from above? No need to wonder anymore as an astronaut on board the International Space Stati(...)

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket lifts off at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying the Dragon resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station. Photograph: EPA/Jim Grossman/NASA

A revolutionary attempt by the SpaceX company to land a leftover rocket booster on an ocean barge has failed.The bid was made off the coast of Florida(...)

Chiquita shareholders will vote on the merger on Friday while Fyffes shareholders will vote next Monday. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Efforts by Fyffes to conclude a proposed $1 billion merger with Chiquita Brands to create the world’s biggest banana company received a boost yesterda(...)

The International Space Station. Photograph: NASA

The latest invention to come out of Trinity College Dublin is helping the International Space Station solve an everyday situation that becomes slight(...)

The head offices of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International in Quebec. The ISS report comes as Allergan’s largest shareholder, hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management, is urging the Botox maker to sell itself to Valeant. Photograph: Reuters/Christinne Muschi

Prominent investor shareholder advisory firm ISS called on Allergan to give its shareholders a chance to vote on any large, buyout-blocking acquisitio(...)