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British prime minister Theresa May: Brexit has caused foreign-exchange volatility. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Legendary investor Warren Buffet once advised people to “be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful”. That could well be tra(...)

Employee benefits from workplace wellness programmes include enhanced self-esteem, reduced stress, improved morale, increased job satisfaction, improved health, and improved sense of wellbeing. Photograph: iStock
Getting the balance right at work

Current research shows that employers who help staff achieve a better balance in their working lifestyle are rewarded with a happier, more productive (...)

S&P has confirmed it plans to open a Dublin unit by December 2018 to ensure it meets EU regulations for ratings agencies. Photograph: Alan Betson

Business Affairs Correspondent S&P Global Ratings, owned by the same US group that is behind the Standard & Poors name, is the latest financi(...)

A scientist takes samples on the coast  near  a rusty old pipeline
R&D funding of €26m announced

Another step towards Innovation 2020 has been taken with the publication of the second Progress Report recently and the announcement of an additional (...)

‘The culture of Ireland is amenable to team success rather than individual glory’

What colour is science? While the answer to this question varies from country to country, the teamwork and collaborative spirit underpinning the partn(...)

Eight out of the 10 largest medical device companies in the world – including Pfizer, Boston Scientific, Bayer and Medtronic – have substantial Irish operations

A healthy environment, allowing for both medical innovation and entrepreneurship to thrive, has been attentively nurtured through consistent governmen(...)

Ireland is also one of the largest exporters of medical products in Europe with annual sales of €12.6 billion to more than 100 companies worldwide
Broad-based strengths

Ireland’s life sciences sector is broadly based and has developed considerable strengths over the past five decades and more. Indeed, it is among the (...)

Ireland ranked  second in   global scientific ranking in  immunology and  nanotechnology

In 2016 Ireland achieved a world ranking of 10th for the overall quality of its scientific research. It was the first time that Ireland had entered th(...)

Facebook stressed the changes will have no jobs impact here, where it employs more than 2,000 workers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Facebook’s decision to stop booking global revenues in Ireland increases pressure on other tech giants who use their operations here to lower tax bill(...)

IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan; he  said Pluralsight was experiencing “impressive growth”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tech education company Pluralsight is to hire 150 people over the next three years to staff a new headquarters it will open in Dublin early next year.(...)

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