Roche shares fall as much as 4.1 per cent. Photograph: Reuters

Roche Holding AG, the world’s largest seller of cancer drugs, said the Swiss franc’s surge may strip 9 percentage points from growth in operating prof(...)

Ireland is ranked 22nd in the 2014 Euro Health Consumer Index, down from 14th the previous year. File photograph: Katrina Wittkamp/Getty Images

Ireland has tumbled down an international ranking of health services after its waiting list data was found to have lost credibility.Ireland is ranked (...)

PartnerRe’s Irish subsidiary, PartnerRe Holdings Europe, owns holding companies for all or part of the group’s business in Switzerland, France, the US, the Netherlands and Ireland.

The $11 billion merger of Axis Capital Holdings Ltd and PartnerRe Ltd will create one of the world’s largest reinsurers. It will also have a significa(...)

Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin has said no young person should be turned away from a Catholic school based on the results of an entrance exam. Photograph: PA

No young person should be turned away from a Catholic school based on the results of an entrance exam, the Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin ha(...)

Governor of the Banks of England Mark Carney and managing director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde smile prior to a panel “A Richer World, but for Whom”at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

The bond-buying plan unveiled by the European Central Bank (ECB) has laid the foundations for more prosperity in Europe, Bank of England chief Mark(...)

Researchers hope eventually to enrol up to 30,000 people in the trial. Photograph: Reuters/Eddie Keogh

The first batch of an experimental Ebola vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline(GSK) has been shipped to West Africa and is expected to arrive in Liberia lat(...)

Swiss special police officers atop the roof of the Davos Congress Hotel.   Photograph: Reuters/Ruben Sprich
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In numbers: Welcome to Davos -6 Temperature in degrees Celsius in Davos, Switzerland, as the World Economic Forum (WEF) began on Wednesday, setting t(...)

CRH signalled it may tap shareholders to help pay for any deal.

Irish building materials giant, CRH, is in the running for assets that its competitors Lafarge and Holcim will have to sell ahead of their proposed me(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at  a session of the World Economic Forum  annual meeting on January 22nd, 2015 in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

German chancellor Angela Merkel accused Russia on Thursday of violating Europe’s peaceful post-war order with its interventions in Ukraine and said E(...)

 Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov (left)  with German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier upon Mr Lavrov’s arrival to meet  Ukrainian foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin and French foreign minister Laurent Fabius to discuss the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine at Villa Borsig, Berlin, Germany,  on January 21st, 2015. Photograph Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Kiev, the United States and Nato accused Russia of continuing to send troops and heavy weaponry to support rebels in eastern Ukraine, as top diplomats(...)