Given the opprobrium that greeted the news this week of Pfizer and Allergan’s $160 billion merger, you could be forgiven for thinking that Ire(...)

Engine trouble: Weaker than expected earnings reports in Europe included another profit warning from Rolls-Royce, which sent its shares skidding. Photograph: Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty

MARK PAUL The Iseq beat its peers on yesterday with a marginal gain, as the top European stock index posted its biggest fall in six weeks due to wea(...)

Apple: results out on Tuesday. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images
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TODAY Results: TNT Express. Indicators: Irish retail sales (Sept); German IFO business climate (Oct); US Dallas Fed manufacturing index (Oct); US new (...)

 William C Campbell  at his home after the announcement that he won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine, in  Massachusetts. Photograph:  EPA/CJ Gunther

This week William C Campbell won the Nobel Prize in Medicine – only the second Irish scientist to win a Nobel Prize, after Ernest Walton in 1951. T(...)

Louise Houson has been named managing director of MSD human health business in Ireland. File photograph.

MSD has announced the appointment of Louise Houson as managing director of its human health business in Ireland. The healthcare company said Ms Houso(...)

New cancer drug cocktails set to reach the market in the next few years will test the limits of premium pricing for life-saving medicines, forcing com(...)

Sierra Leonean health officials checking for the ebola virus at the border crossing with Liberia. File photograph: Zoom Dossozoom Dosso/AFP

The world is for the first time on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday, as dat(...)

A Roche logo sits on a sign outside Roche Holding’s headquarters in Basel, Switzerland.  Photograph: Philipp Schmidli/Bloomberg

Switzerland’s Roche expects no copycat competition to its biotech cancer drugs for another two years, giving it space to grow a successful portfolio o(...)

US doctors and teaching hospitals got $6.49 billion from drug and medical-device makers in 2014, according to new government data .

US doctors and teaching hospitals got $6.49 billion from drug and medical-device makers in 2014, according to new government data on the financial lin(...)

John Smith: “It was a really big change for us because we didn’t know much about Singapore and had never visited there, but the move has gone really well, particularly from a personal point of view”

Singapore has an enviable record when it comes to doing business. It has ranked first in countless surveys over the years for the openness of its econ(...)