Mercy University Hospital Clinical Research Facility director Joe Eustace, SRL Pharma vice-president Anita Maguire and founder Margaret Shine. Photograph: Clare Keogh

Food companies have always tested new foods or beverages on ordinary consumers before release. Now the pharmaceutical companies are doing the same thi(...)

British astronaut Tim Peake is shown during his first spacewalk at the International Space Station in this Nasa image. Peake became the first astronaut representing Britain to walk in space when he left the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday to fix a power station problem. Photograph: Nasa/Handout via Reuters.

British astronaut Tim Peake has said he will never forget his “exhilarating” first walk in space as he posted a selfie of the feat. Major Peake tweet(...)

Having undergone systematic testing, the new system will be permanently fitted to the ISS in June

A radiation detector partly developed by researchers at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork is to be permanently fitted onto the International Spac(...)

Photographers take pictures as Russia’s Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 46/47 crew of Britain’s astronaut Tim Peake, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and US astronaut Tim Kopra blasts off from the launch pad in Kazakhstan. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images

Major Tim Peake has blasted off into orbit on board the Soyuz space capsule on his way to becoming the first British astronaut to join the crew of the(...)

ISS, which provides office management services including cleaning and washroom services and security, also grew its profits before tax in the year to December 31st 2014 , up slightly to €1.9 million

Facilities services group Integrated Service Solutions (ISS) grew its business in Ireland in 2014, as revenues rose by 3 per cent to €77.6 million. (...)

Research at NASA for the last two decades has focused on the International Space Station

The Space Race used to be a 100-metre sprint. Now it’s more like a three-legged event. Things move slower and cooperation is vital. The manned space (...)

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(...)