Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said the new NTMA board would continue to oversee attempts to reduce the national debt to below 100 per cent of GDP by 2018

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) has completed the early repayment of €9 billion of IMF loans that is expected to result in a saving of (...)

The new innovation fund supported by Science Foundation Ireland and Pfizer will initially support the work of five Irish scientists in four universites. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Science Foundation Ireland and drug giant Pfizer have agreed create an awards programme in support of biomedical research. The funds provided will sup(...)

The company’s work on immune-boosting cancer treatments is advancing especially fast, chief executive Pascal Soriot said. Photograph: Bloomberg

AstraZeneca touted an “industry-leading” line-up of hot new cancer drugs as it looked to show investors it has a strong independent future just days b(...)

Pfizer will pay $850 million for rights to a cancer drug being developed by Merck.

Pfizer will pay $850 million for rights to a cancer drug being developed by Merck, in a move that will accelerate the German company’s move into oncol(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi says policymakers are ready to implement further stimulus measures if needed. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

Most stocks in Europe advanced as European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said policy makers are ready to implement further stimulus measures if(...)

IDA chief Martin Shanahan’s interview by CNBC “Squawk Box” presenter Joe Kernan.

The New York Times has described the head of the IDA, who endured a bizarre interview on American business television channel CNBC, as an “unlikely vi(...)

Prof Barry Smyth

A scientist working in information technology and big data has been named the Science Foundation Ireland Researcher of the Year 2014. Prof Barry Smyth(...)

Know their place... men together in the pub.

This week it s designated Men’s Health week as part of the Irish Times/Pfizer Health town project which has designated Portlaoise as this year’s healt(...)

Pfizer tightened its full-year earnings forecast to between $2.23 and $2.27 per share from its prior outlook of $2.20 to $2.30

Pfizer reported stronger-than-expected quarterly results, helped by growing sales of its cancer drugs and demand for its medicines in emerging markets(...)

Sophie de Menthon with Emmanuel Macron: “What I did for four years in the private sector is very useful for what I am doing today.”

French prime minister Manuel Valls introduces his economy minister Emmanuel Macron as “the star of my government”. Macron was appointed in an emergenc(...)