In Dublin Ryanair rose by more than 1.3 per cent as investors greeted the news that its board has ratified a push into the transatlantic market in coming years

Germany’s Dax raced to record highs on Monday, part of an extended rally of the European stock market driven by investors’ expectations that a weaken(...)

Michael “Mike” Pearson, chairman and chief executive officer of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International. It increased its offer for US based Salix Pharmaceuticals to $10.96 billion in cash, topping Dublin based Endo International’s bid of $10.93 billion. (Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg)

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International said it increased its offer for US based Salix Pharmaceuticals to $10.96 billion in cash, topping Dublin based E(...)

Bausch & Lomb is the largest private sector employer in the southeast.

Eye-care company Bausch & Lomb is to create 50 new jobs over the next 18 months as part of a €41 million investment at its Waterford facility.The (...)

Valeant had said it was willing to pay at least $200 a share and has the backing of Allergan’s largest shareholder -- activist investor Bill Ackman’s (pictured) Pershing Square Capital Management LP. ( Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg)

Actavis has agreed to pay about $66 billion (€52.6bn) for Allergan, after the maker of Botox turned to the drugmaker to repel a hostile advance from V(...)

A doctor injects a patient with Allergan’s Botox. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Botox maker Allergan, which is fending off an acquisition by Valeant Pharmaceuticals, said today that it had been approached by another party regardi(...)

Botox producer Allergan  is resisting Valeant’s hostile offer. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Valeant Pharmaceuticals said in a letter yesterday to Allergan’s board of directors that it was prepared to raise its offer to at least $200 per share(...)

 Allergan shareholder Paulson & Co is said to be urging the Botox maker to merge with specialty pharmaceutical company Shire. Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Allergan shareholder Paulson & Co is said to be urging the Botox maker to merge with specialty pharmaceutical company Shire as an alternative to (...)

The purchase of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals will add to Endo’s offerings of branded pharmaceuticals.

Endo International has agreed to buy Auxilium Pharmaceuticals for $2.6 billion to gain testosterone products. Dublin-headquartered Endo will pay $33.(...)

The head offices of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International in Quebec. The ISS report comes as Allergan’s largest shareholder, hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management, is urging the Botox maker to sell itself to Valeant. Photograph: Reuters/Christinne Muschi

Prominent investor shareholder advisory firm ISS called on Allergan to give its shareholders a chance to vote on any large, buyout-blocking acquisitio(...)

Hasbro lost 3.3 per cent to $51.46. The toys and game maker reported second-quarter revenue that fell short of estimates. Photograph: Reuters

Shares fell across the globe as fighting erupted in eastern Ukraine, the first major eruption of violence there since a Malaysian airliner was shot do(...)