One2Watch finalists: William Conaghan and Lizzy Hayashida, Change Donations; Martin Brown, UnitekAI; Elizabeth McGloughlin, Tympany Medical; Brian O’Rourke, CitySwifter

Five Irish start-ups focused on everything from micro-donations and data extraction, to transportation, sports analytics and ear surgery, are to fight(...)

Michael McKenna, chairman, and John Fox, chief executive, at the Merrion Pharma egm. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Shareholders in Merrion Pharma have approved the sale of some IP assets to partner Novo Nordisk and the transformation of the company into an investme(...)

President Michael D Higgins pictured with President Enrique Pena Nieto, President of Mexico at the Palacio Nacional in Mexico City yesterday, on the second day of the President’s 12 day official visit to Mexico, El Salvador and Costa Rica. Mr Higgins told his Mexican counterpart that the two countries “can further boost trade and investment” between them. Photograph: Chris Bellew /Copyright Fennell Photography 2013

President Michael D Higgins urged Mexican companies to consider reciprocating investments by Irish companies in Mexico and join US, European and As(...)