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New INM interim chief executive Michael Doorly pictured at the media group’s annual meeting in Dublin in August. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Michael Doorly has been appointed interim group chief executive at Independent News & Media (INM), the company confirmed on Friday. Mr Doorly, wh(...)

Germany’s Dax traded lower on Monday after German chancellor Angela Merkel secured a fourth term but saw her party weakened by a surge in support for the far-right. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

European shares rose on Monday after the euro weakened following the increase in support for the far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party in (...)

A Bayer-Monsanto merger would create the world’s largest integrated pesticides and seeds company

The European Commission has started an in-depth investigation of Bayer’s planned $66 billion (€56bn) takeover of US seeds group Monsanto, saying it wa(...)

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are long-lived pollutants that were mass produced by Monsanto between 1935 and 1977 for use as coolants and lubricators in electrical equipment such as transformers and capacitors

Monsanto continued to produce and sell toxic industrial chemicals known as PCBs for eight years after learning that they posed hazards to public healt(...)

The parent company of Aer Lingus, ICAG, dropped by 0.6 per cent. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It was a quiet day both in Dublin and across Europe as we came to the end of the summer’s busiest earnings week. Despite thin volumes across the board(...)

Drop in AstraZeneca shares followed a lung cancer drug study failure

The biggest one-day drop in AstraZeneca shares following a drug study failure dominated stock trading in Europe on Thursday, outweighing a handful of (...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary: prices are expected to have the biggest overall influence on the airline’s performance. Photograph: Robin van Lonkhuijsen

THIS WEEK JULY 24th Monday Results: Ryanair Holdings, Alphabet, Christian Dior, Halliburton, Hasbro, Hyundai Indicators: Euro zone composite, man(...)

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(...)

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