Edwards Lifesciences CEO Mike Mussallem. Photograph:  Diarmuid Greene

Miles Lowell Edwards was not the most obvious guy to start a medical technology business. A hydraulics engineer in the paper and pulp industry in the (...)

A graduate chemist can expect to start on about €30,000. Photograph: iStock

The life sciences sector provides a wealth of diverse employment opportunities – and they keep coming. Among the most recent was the announcement by(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and European Council president Donald Tusk at Government Buildings this week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

European Council president Donald Tusk appeared measured, and spoke in a calm, even tone – but, boy, he did not mince his words. Tusk, in Dublin to u(...)

The  new Edwards Lifesciences plant in Shannon, due to be operational in 2020, will be the company’s largest manufacturing investment in the EU. Photograph: iStock

Fast-growing US medtech group Edwards Lifesciences will invest €80 million in the midwest, building its first Irish plant. The plant, due to be opera(...)

The dispute centres on the manufacture, or “threatened” manufacture, of various heart valve systems at the Boston Scientific plant in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

A dispute over the manufacture, or “threatened” manufacture, of various heart valve systems at the Boston Scientific plant in Galway has come before (...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. A rally in Boeing’s shares helped the Dow reverse course in the early afternoon session, while Apple continued to weigh on the Nasdaq and the S&P 500. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

European shares slid for a third day on growing worries about the health of the region’s companies as energy producers suffered from declines in oil p(...)

Domino’s Pizza: results out Thursday. Photograph: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
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Medtronic, the world’s biggest maker of heart-rhythm devices, will pay Edwards Lifesciences at least $1.1 billion to settle a patent dispute over thei(...)