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Takeda said it offered had £46.50 (€53.46) a share in cash and stock last week for Shire in a bid to extend its global reach.

Shire shares surged following a report that Allergan is considering a bid for the drugmaker to compete with Takeda Pharmaceutical’s $60 billion (€48,(...)

Artist’s impression of new MSD site at Swords, expanded  to 43,000sq m from previous 31,000sq m plant.

MSD has submitted planning permission for the construction of its major new biotech plant in Swords. The company’s new biologics facility will be bu(...)

Traders at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. US stocks rose on Monday, boosted by healthcare stocks and on easing fears that the US-led missile attack on Syria would escalate. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares fell on Monday as investors awaited new US sanctions on Russia, while losses were limited as the market expected there would be no imm(...)

MSD’s site at Drynam Road Swords where it has just announced plans for a new biologics manufacturing plant. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Pharma group MSD has announced plans for a new biotech facility in Dublin in a move that is expected to create 350 jobs. The plant will be built on t(...)

European shares edged up on Friday, helped by a solid update from French luxury goods group LVMH but not enough to counter the impact of a rising euro

European shares edged up on Friday, helped by a solid update from luxury goods group LVMH but not enough to counter the impact of a rising euro, which(...)

US president Donald Trump signed the new tax Bill into law in December 2017. Photograph: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

The Trump administration’s tax overhaul should accelerate major acquisitions by drug manufacturers in 2018 after a slow year for deals in 2017, accor(...)

Ryanair shares climbed as the airline made progress in dealing with its industrial relations issues. Photograph: PA

World equity markets dipped on Thursday, pausing after a string of record highs, while a decline in oil prices dragged on energy shares and the US sto(...)

BP said it will book another $1.7bn  charge from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 as part of the settlement for the disaster. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Wall Street reached new record highs on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average racing past the 26,000 mark for the first time less than a fort(...)

Prof William Campbell at Trinity College Dublin this week, pictured with his original dissection kit from his time as an undergraduate student at the university. Photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharppix

Turning children on to science early is William C Campbell’s formula for a wondrous life. Arming them with an understanding of logic also comes in use(...)

Traders  on the floor of the NYSE on Monday, November 20th. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European markets shrugged off the failure of politicians to form a coalition to run Germany, the region’s biggest economy, and gained ground on Monday(...)

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