China’s food safety minister Bi Jing Quan with CEO of Bord Bia Aidan Cotter and Wicklow farmer Joe Hayden

Ireland is now the second-largest exporter of infant formula to China, jumping ahead of New Zealand for first time this year. According to figures fro(...)

Dr Niall Barron: “By finding the key to a specific lock we can hopefully minimise the side effects from a treatment.”

Research being carried out at the National Institute for Cellular Biology at Dublin City University is helping make the manufacture of the latest gene(...)

George Mullan, CEO of SIS Group (Support in Sport), which constructs sports surfaces, pictured on the new synthetic pitch at Donnybrook stadium. Photograph: Dave Meehan

George Mullan has just stepped off the plane in Bogota, Colombia. He has flown down from Kansas City to fire an employee involved in a $17 million (€1(...)

Ralph Haslam on Mossfield Farm, his organic dairy farm just outside Birr, Co Offaly

Ralph Haslam makes the universal sign for crazy by tapping the side of his head with his finger when asked what his neighbours make of his farming (...)

Mathew Martoma, a former portfolio manager with SAC Capital Advisor Photographer: Peter Foley/Bloomberg

Mathew Martoma has been sentenced to nine years in prison for carrying out one of the biggest insider trading schemes on record in 2008 when he was w(...)

Steven Cohen: a judge ruled yesterday that the entire case against him and SAC can go forward. Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

A US federal judge has rejected billionaire investor Steven A Cohen’s bid to dismiss lawsuits by shareholders of pharma firms Elan and Wyeth who clai(...)

AstraZeneca shares surged by 8 per cent at one stage amid frenzied speculation that US rival Pfizer was preparing a mega-bid. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

A flurry of deals and speculation of more to come has set the pharmaceuticals sector alight, sending shares in some of the UK’s biggest drugs g(...)

Mathew Martoma, a former SAC Capital Advisors fund manager exits federal court with his wife Rosemary Martoma,  in New York, today after being  found guilty in the most lucrative insider trading scheme ever. Photographer: Louis Lanzano/Bloomberg

Mathew Martoma, a former portfolio manager at billionaire Steven A. Cohen’s SAC Capital Advisors hedge fund, was found guilty tonight of engaging in w(...)

Mathew Martoma, a former portfolio manager with SAC Capital Advisors LP, “sought out an illegal edge”, prosecutors claimed, when he contacted two doctors taking part in a clinical trial for an experimental drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Photographer: Peter Foley/Bloomberg

Mathew Martoma “corrupted” medical doctors to gain an early look at confidential drug trial results that enabled hedge fund SAC Capital to make more t(...)

Mathew Martoma, a former portfolio manager with SAC Capital Advisors LP, arrives at federal court in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Photographer: Peter Foley/Bloomberg

Mathew Martoma may have the one thing prosecutors have been unable to find in their probe of SAC Capital Advisors: a direct link between founder Steve(...)