Waves whipped up by high winds hit Blackpool’s north pier as  Storm Abigail is to hit the UK. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

‘Storm Abigail’, the first weather event named by the public in a newly adopted approach by Ireland and UK, is expected to bring heavy winds to the no(...)

Sanofi said growth would be driven by 18 product launches scheduled for the next five years. Photographer: Robert Pratta/Reuters

Sanofi said on Friday investment in products to compensate for declining diabetes sales and cost cuts would prevent significant profit growth in the n(...)

Andrew Bryce claimed he took Lariam prior to his honeymoon in Kenya in 1996. The drug is used to prevent malaria, which is spread by mosquitoes. File photograph: Getty Images

A legal action by a former company director over alleged side-effects of an anti-malaria drug, mefloquine, which is sold under the brand name Lariam, (...)

 Umbrella weather as heavy rain falls on Dublin, July 26th, 2015. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The summer was wetter and colder than normal almost everywhere, but it was not the worst of recent years. Though it feels like hardly a summer at all(...)

Andrew Bryce is suing Roche Products (Ireland) Ltd, the Tropical Medical Bureau and a medical doctor for damages for allegedly failing to warn him of all of the side-effects of anti-malarial drug Lariam.

A former director of a Dublin computer systems company claims in a High Court action that an anti-malarial drug, Lariam, which he took before honeymoo(...)

Mr Murphy’s  home remained sealed off on Monday as Garda technical experts continued with a forensic examination which is expected to last a number of days. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A man is to appear in court on Thursday charged in connection with the stabbing of a woman in Co Cork. The man, who is in his 50s, was arrested after (...)

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(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York. Photograph: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Disappointing earnings results from corporate bellwethers weighed on equity prices in Europe and on Wall Street yesterday. European equities fell in (...)

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(...)

Fr Aidan McAleenan, a pastor in St Columba’s parish in California became the “accidental voice of a broken Irish community”, according to Kathy Sheridan.

The recent Berkeley tragedy which claimed the lives of six young people highlighted the central role that priests can play in providing comfort and so(...)