Uniphar chief executive  Ger Rabbette and chairman Maurice Pratt: Uniphar has spent more than €150 million on seven acquisitions since 2012 as it reshaped its business model, and expanded its footprint. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

On Thursday, Irish pharmacy-related company Uniphar announced the acquisition of family-owned Sisk Healthcare, its biggest such deal in five years. T(...)

Mason Hayes & Curran managing partner Declan Black said that despite the upturn in the economy downward pressure on legal fees remains  a feature of the firm’s business. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Law firm Mason Hayes & Curran increased its turnover by 8 per cent to €48 million in 2013 following a strong finish to the year d(...)

Goretti Brady: “I realised I was too squeamish [for a career in medicine]. I used to practically faint in the dentist’s chair.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

With many in the struggling pharmacy industry in need of a dose of corporate Prozac, you would expect the managing director of the largest chain of di(...)