Smurfit Kappa Group chairman Liam O’Mahony. The paper-based packaging group reports full-year results on Wednesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

MONDAY Results: Ryanair, Bristol-Myers Squibb. Indicators: Irish services PMI (Jan); euro-zone services and composite PMI (Jan); retail sales (Dec(...)

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(...)

Miniland at Legoland Windsor. Merlin shares edged higher by 1.2p to 369.3p amid news that it would invest £265 million to open a Legoland theme park in New York as it presses ahead with global expansion plans.

Shares rose as the euro fell on the back of news that the European Central Bank would begin cutting its bond buying programme in January. Dublin Th(...)

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year awards take place. Partner Kevin McLoughlin, centre, says the  finalists, spread across 10 sectors, are reflective of the strength and diversity in Irish business.  Photograph: Shane O’Neill Photography

Monday Results: Hasbro. Indicators: Euro zone consumer confidence flash (Oct); UK business optimism index (Q4), industrial trends orders (Oct); US(...)

Over 9,000 people  die from cancer every year in Ireland – about a third of all deaths. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/Getty Images

Hundreds of patients with skin cancer, kidney cancer and an aggressive type of blood cancer could benefit from a breakthrough drug approved for financ(...)

Workers at  AstraZeneca’s  Macclesfield site in England.  Shares in the British drug giant suffered their largest ever fall as it announced a big setback, with a much-awaited trial of a new lung cancer drug failing to show the benefits for which the company had hoped. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Shares in AstraZeneca were on track to suffer their worst ever fall after the Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical company suffered a big setback with a much-(...)

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(...)

Bristol-Myers Squibb intends to shift its manufacturing focus in Ireland to reflect its “growing biologics portfolio”

SK Biotek, a south Korean biotechnology firm, has acquired an active pharmaceutical ingredients manufacturing facility in Swords, Co Dublin. The fac(...)

Pfizer last year failed in its attempt o buy Allergan and move its headquarters to the Republic. Photograph: Bloomberg

Since becoming chief executive of Pfizer in 2010, Ian Read has twice tried to reshape the drugmaker through a transformational acquisition. And twice (...)

Diaceutics chief executive Peter Keeling. The firm’s deal with Jersey-headquartered BioReference Laboratories is estimated to be worth between €5 million and €10 million

Dundalk-based medtech firm Diaceutics has signed a multimillion euro deal with the third-largest full service clinical diagnostic laboratory in the Un(...)

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