Sarah O’Doherty, child clinical psychologist says parents need to communicate regularly with their children. Photograph: Getty Images

Parenting strategies such as the so-called “naughty step”, star charts, reward systems or sending teenagers to their rooms to curb bad behaviour are o(...)

AbbVie had recently said it was still committed to the deal, which would have reduced the reliance on its Humira drug, the world’s top selling arthritis medicine which loses US patent protection in 2016

Chicago-based AbbVie said it was reconsidering its $55 billion takeover of Dublin-headquartered Shire weeks after the USgovernment moved to curb dea(...)

Pfizer has yet to formally put a value on the Actavis bid as it says no actual offer has been made, but it does make for a complicated chain all the same.

Keeping track of the merry-go-round that is pharma M&A is quite a challenge. It’s not all down to corporate inversion – that bête noir of US polit(...)

 Pfizer has approached Actavis to express its interest in an acquisition that could allow the US drugmaker to move overseas and reduce taxes. Photo: Bloomberg

Ireland is back at the centre of the controversy over corporate inversion as it emerged that drug giant Pfizer has approached Irish-headquartered Acta(...)

 Enda Kenny said Ireland was a place where “real companies employ very significant numbers of people”.

Ireland is “not a brass-plate location” for companies moving their residency for tax purposes and the Government has told the US it has never been a(...)

Ireland’s low bond yields “owe more to the decisive actions of Mario Draghi, European Central Bank president, than to any decisions made in Dublin”. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

The world has watched transfixed as Scotland wrestled with its destiny. But now that its future is settled, it is Scotland’s Celtic neighbour Ireland (...)

Catherine Fulvio’s roasted yellow pepper and tomato soup. Photograph: Joanne Murphy. Taken from Catherine Fulvio’s cookbook Family Kitchen (Gill & MacMillan) 0:54

Celebrity chef Catherine Fulvio showed how good food can be healthy food at a cookery demonstration in Portlaoise this week.The audience was shown how(...)

Mathew Martoma, a former portfolio manager with SAC Capital Advisor Photographer: Peter Foley/Bloomberg

Mathew Martoma has been sentenced to nine years in prison for carrying out one of the biggest insider trading schemes on record in 2008 when he was w(...)

 Des Molloy from Portlaoise with his son Harry (9 months),  with Editor of The Irish Times  Kevin O’Sullivan and Pfizer Healthcare Ireland Managing Director Paul Reid. Photograph: Jeff Harvey/HR Photo 1:51

He’s bound by the rules of political diplomacy when commenting on international disputes, but the Minister for Foreign Affairs doesn’t hold back when (...)

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