Top 1000 companies: 54%   hail from Ireland, accounting for 68% of jobs

US technology giant Microsoft has become the largest company in Ireland for the first time, according to the The Irish Times Top 1000 Companies 2015 s(...)

Notable M&A deals in 2014 included the € 450m purchase of a stake in car rental service CarTrawler by BC Partners(Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES)

Activity in Ireland’s mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market reached levels not seen since before the crisis, according to a new report which find(...)

Tom Kelley finds IDEO’s move to social innovation “so rewarding”. The firm has already built 23 schools based on design thinking as it changes education in Peru.

The past decade or so has seen the inexorable rise of design thinking as a guiding tenet in the business landscape, with the processes used by designe(...)

 Coca Cola: results out Wednesday.  Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
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Medtroni’s Omar Ishrak: Ireland will inevitably be a higher-profile part of the group by virtue of its domicile in the country. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Ireland can expect further investment in the longer term under the merged Medtronic/Covidien medical device group, chairman and chief executive Omar I(...)

Omar Ishrak, chief executive officer of Medtronic. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Medical device group Medtronic becomes Ireland’s largest company when it starts trading on the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday.Following Medtronic Inc(...)

Medtronic Ireland Limited: denies   negligence and breach of duty

The High Court has been told doctors for a man who is suing the manufacturers of an allegedly faulty heart defibrillator believe removing the device n(...)

“As we wait for an increase in State spending, we can take comfort from the fact that many of these top 100 companies have a presence in Ireland”

There is a widely held view among scientists and researchers of all disciplines that if you invest money in research it will pay dividends. Discoverie(...)

Dominic CoyleShareholders in Irish-headquartered medical device business Covidien have overwhelmingly approved the proposed $48 billion acquisition of(...)

A worker assembles a Medtronic  Capsure Sense Lead, a device that is inserted into a heart pacemaker. US antitrust regulators have approved  Medtronic’s purchase of Covidien. Photo: Bloomberg

US antitrust regulators have approved a pair of major deals in the medical field, including Medtronic’s purchase of Covidien, which will allow it to (...)