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Bracken: a single plant can eventually spread to fill a whole field. Illustration: Michael Viney Bracken: a single plant can eventually spread to fill a whole field – and it is very hard to get rid of. Illustration: Michael Viney

Clasping the stem firmly with both hands, I tug up fronds of bracken shoot by shoot. The last, buried inches leave the ground so sweetly that it shoul(...)

Bees and other pollinators are vital to food production but are in decline. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The world’s largest-ever field trial has shown for the first time the scale of damage to honey bees and wild bees - including the bumble bee - caused (...)

Bayer is currently seeking regulatory approval for its $66 billion takeover of Monsanto. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/Reuters

Bayer, which is taking over US seeds group Monsanto, said poor sales at crop protection distributors in Brazil and a weaker-than-expected consumer hea(...)

Nike shares rose as much as 9.4 per cent to a three-month high, after the world’s largest footwear maker said it would launch a pilot program with Amazon.com to sell a limited product assortment on its website. Photograph:  Danny Moloshok/Reuters

European markets fell for a fourth consecutive day yesterday as investors remained rattled by hawkish remarks from central bankers earlier this week.(...)

Rugby player, marketing consultant and radio presenter Kieran Rigney

Kieran Rigney, a former marketing consultant, swapped Blackrock, Co Dublin for Australia in 1986. He is a presenter on Celtic FM, a twice weekly show (...)

Although shares in Santander fell 0.9 per cent in choppy trade and Banco Popular’s were suspended, Santander said it would buy Popular and carry out a capital increase of around €7 billion.  Photograph: Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg

Banks and utilities supported European stocks on Wednesday, as there was a sense of relief among investors that Spain’s struggling Banco Popular was b(...)

Twitter: In its last results in February the company reported sales totalling $717 million (€672 million) in the fourth quarter, up only about 1 per cent compared with the previous year. Photograph: Reuters/Dado Ruvic

Monday Results: Halliburton, Hasbro, Hyundai, Office Depot, Villeroy & Boch, Volvo Indicators: German business climate (Apr); UK business optim(...)

The documents sketch a picture of how Prince, a strict proponent of clean living who suffered from chronic hip pain, concealed his opioid addiction using a variety of methods. Photograph: Jumana  El-Heloueh/Reuters

At the time of Prince’s death, his Paisley Park home and recording compound in Minnesota were strewn with “a sizeable amount” of narcotic painkillers (...)

Pfizer, Novartis, Roche, AbbVie, Bayer and Merck are among the 47 pharma companies analysed in the report compiled by PatientView. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish patients are among the most confident in Big Pharma’s level of innovation. A report on the corporate reputation of the pharmaceuticals sector(...)

A  trader with ash  on his forehead for Ash Wednesday  works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange where banks and industrial stocks were the biggest gainers. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The Dow Jones index yesterday soared through the 21,000 mark for the first time after US President Donald Trump’s measured tone in his first speech to(...)

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