Irish investment group NTR has reported first half profits that are €67.2 million higher than last year on the back of the near €220 million sale of i(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: “I do not anticipate the next government, if my party leads it, being able to change the funding model for healthcare substantially.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Significantly changing the healthcare funding model will not be completed in the next government’s lifetime, if Fine Gael is returned to power, Mini(...)

Seán Crowe TD:   said the work of the Lariam inquiry group was positive news for those who had been affected. .Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney said he would be happy to meet serving or former soldiers who believed they were affected by taking the anti-mala(...)

Pfizer and Allergan would have to pay the other party just $400 million if either were to pull out of their $160 billion deal due to a change in th(...)

The 16,000-ton Trident-class nuclear submarine Vanguard, as Labour’s divisions over Britain’s nuclear deterrent grows. Photograph: PA Wire

The House of Commons has overwhelmingly rejected a motion to scrap the Trident nuclear defence system, just as its sponsors, the Scottish National Par(...)

 Belfast facility will collaborate with companies across the UK and Europe and will employ digital technology to drive innovation. Photograph:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Belfast has been chosen as the European location for a new innovation lab facility developed by PwC and Google. Paul Terrington, PwC’s regional chair(...)

Researchers could apply for an exemption from the need to have patients’ consent to process their health data, under draft legislative proposals. Photograph: Thinkstock

Personal health information could be provided to researchers without the consent of the individuals concerned under recently published draft legislati(...)

Teachers in Ireland are paid more than countries such as the UK, France, and Italy, but they lag behind countries such as Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg.

Irish teachers are well-paid by international standards, but work longer hours and in larger classes, according to a major new study. Analysis by the (...)

“It is clear to me that the GalaCoral and Playtech shareholders are the big winners here with Ladbrokes shareholders once again paying the price of management ineptitude,” Dermot Desmond said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dermot Desmond will challenge Ladbrokes’s and Coral’s agreement to pay their partner Playtech €106 million, in a bid to have the pair’s €3.3 billion (...)

President Obama last year criticised US firms for becoming “magically” Irish through takeovers

It’s not us, it’s you. This should be the response to any political criticism directed Ireland’s way as multinationals swap American head-office addre(...)