The skills you take for granted just might be gold. When you position them the right way, you might be able to launch a brilliant second career. Photograph: Thinkstock

A lot of talented people grapple with the disruption of having to switch jobs or careers and figuring out how their current profession’s skills can b(...)

EirGen employs 100 and manufactures high potency drugs for cancer chemotherapy

Waterford-based pharmaceutical company EirGen has been acquired by US drugs company Opko for $135 million. Founded by Tom Brennan and Patsy Carney (...)

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(...)

Workers leaving the MSD plant in Swords, Co Dublin, after the announcement of 570 job losses. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

MSD’s troubles are fairly well known: a misfiring pipeline and continuing pressure to rationalise an organisation bloated by the merger of two majo(...)

A worker  outside a Merck facility in  New Jersey, US, yesterday.  The  drugmaker  will eliminate  8,500 of its 81,000 global workforce  in its latest revamp. Photograph: Emile Wamsteker/Bloomberg

Merck, taking a cue from rival drugmakers that have slashed research spending to bolster earnings, has said it plans to cut annual operating costs by(...)

MSD Ireland (Merck Sharp & Dohme) chief executive Brian Longstreet photographed at the company’s hq in Dublin

A review panel this week decided that a revolutionary new treatment for insomnia should be approved for use – but only at the lower of two dose(...)