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German-listed Henkel is investing up to €18 million expanding its 3D printing research and development (R&D) capabilities as it opens a new hub in Tallaght, Dublin.  Photograph: Frank Augstein/AP Photo

Chemical and consumer goods giant Henkel will spend up to €18 million expanding its research and development (R&D) capabilities as it opens a new (...)

The N28 on the approach to Ringaskiddy, in Cork. A group of pharmaceutical companies has backed residents’ calls for an upgrade of the route to a  motorway to be diverted around Ringaskiddy village. File photograph: Google Street View

Pharmaceutical companies employing more than 5,000 people in the Cork Harbour area have come out in favour of a €220 million plan to upgrade the route(...)

The new Adidas Futurecraft shoe is displayed

Adidas launched a new runner on Friday with a 3D-printed sole that it plans to mass-produce next year. It is part of a broader push by the German spor(...)

Ask anyone who regularly volunteers, and they’ll tell you how rewarding it is. Turning up at beach cleans, organising a Street Feast (last Sunday), urban guerrilla gardening, charity walks, or simply helping out a friend makes you feel good, and the more people get involved, the greater the good feelings grow.

This might seem like an odd thing to write in a newspaper, but sometimes too much news can be a mistake. I’m thinking of information of a particular (...)

Michael O’Flynn’s O’Flynn Group said on Friday that it has reached a “consensual resolution” with Blackstone’s Carbon Finance unit. (Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision)

O’Flynn Construction Group has reached agreement for a “consensual resolution” to its battle with Blackstone ’s Carbon Finance unit, and has extended (...)

Developer Michael O’Flynn who leads the O’Flynn Construction Group

The O’Flynn Construction Group, led by Cork property developer Michael O’Flynn, and US private equity giant Blackstone have reached a “standstill” ag(...)

Developer Michael O Flynn: “I didn’t want to be put into this position ever. I just want to go back to doing my business,” he said outside the High Court. Photograph: Collins

Developer Michael O’Flynn said he was “vindicated” yesterday when he won back control of his €1.1 billion O’Flynn Group by removing an interim examin(...)

O’Flynn Construction Group director Michael O’Flynn. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan/Collins

Private equity fund Blackstone’s affiliate Carbon Finance failed to disclose key facts to the High Court when it sought to have O’Flynn Constructio(...)

Developer Michael O’Flynn leaves the Four Courts last week. Photograph: Collins

He might be a racing fan, but developer Michael O’Flynn had few reasons to cheer during Galway week. US fund Blackstone moved to take control of his (...)