More than 1.5 million patients have been treated for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using indacaterol-based products. Photograph: Getty Images

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis has told EU regulators it will have to stop producing the active ingredient indacaterol at its Ringaskiddy plant (...)

Lee Gibson (10) from Ringaskiddy, Co Cork, with his mum, Aileen  outside the Four Courts after the High Court approved an interim payment of €2 million for Lee. Photograph: Courts Collins

A boy alleged to have suffered brain damage during his birth at a Cork hospital has settled his action against the HSE on terms including an interim p(...)

Enda Kenny called the UCC Beaufort building a “vessel of scientific discovery for our seas”. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A state-of-the-art maritime facility which will power the “blue economy” was opened in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork on Saturday by Taoiseach Enda Kenny. The 4(...)

A cremation service for convicted fraudster Julia Holmes, pictured here with Thomas Ruttle, has been held in county Cork. Photograph: Alan Betson

A cremation service for convicted fraudster Julia Holmes has taken place in Cork. The body of the 63-year-old was found in an upstairs bedroom alongsi(...)

Julia Holmes and Thomas Ruttle were found together at their home in Boolaglass, Askeaton, Co Limerick following an apparent suicide pact.   Photograph: PSNI/PA Wire

A cremation service for convicted fraudster Julia Holmes has taken place in Co Cork. The body of the 63-year-old was found in an upstairs bedroom alon(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has insisted that any Government decision in relation to the sale of Aer Lingus to IAG will be in the “national interest”.. Photo: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has insisted that any Government decision in relation to the sale of Aer Lingus to IAG will be in the “national in(...)

Pfizer has opened a $30 million high-tech laboratory at its Ringaskiddy plant in Cork – at the opening were Pfizer vice-president Paul Duffy, Minister of State for Research and Innovation Sean Sherlock, and Seamus Fives, Pfizer site lead. Photograph: Diane Cusack

Pfizer has opened a new $30 million unit at its Ringaskiddy facility.The New Product Technology Laboratory, which will employ 20 people, will allow th(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney and  Minister for Enteprise Richard Bruton have called on Rehab chief executive Angela  Kerins and the Rehab board to move to end the controversy regarding her salary as soon as possible.

Two Cabinet ministers today called on Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins to disclose her salary sooner rather than later to show there is transparenc(...)

A changing landscape

QUINNSWORTH: The supermarket chain’s founder Pat Quinn became a recognisable face across Ireland when he appeared in countless television ads weari(...)

Dr Paul Duffy,  vice president of Pfizer, which has announced a major investment in its Irish plants Photograph:  Daragh McSweeney/Provision

US drug giant Pfizer will invest $130 million upgrading two of its Irish plants to accommodate work on new drugs coming through its pipeline.The compa(...)