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Alkermes chief executive Richard Pops. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Shares in Irish drug company Alkermes jumped over 10 per cent yesterday after it announced plans to seek US marketing approval for its experime(...)

in Sydney Leading drugs makers have called on Australia to expand its opium poppy growing industry beyond the island of (...)

William O Flaherty, Palmerstown, Dublin pictured during the Dublin Toy & Train Fair in 2002. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Careers Zoo Record numbers are expected to attend the Career Zoo, which takes place at the Convention Centre in Dublin from 10am to 5pm tomorro(...)

Michael Noonan: “I don’t see any staffing crisis emerging in any of the banks because of pay caps. €500,000 is an awful lot of money”

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said he does not believe the Oireachtas banking inquiry can examine witnesses while the Anglo Irish Bank crimin(...)

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TODAYResults: Charteris.Indicators: Chinese gross domestic product (Q4); Chinese retail sales (Dec); Japanese industrial production (Nov).Other: Showc(...)

Niall McCormick and Colmán Munnelly, founders of Irish educational technology start-up Colmac Robotics

You are hungry and tired and in need of dinner. You relay this message via iPad to Herb. He goes to the freezer, takes out a ready meal, microwaves it(...)

GlaxoSmithKline has led the way in relation to Big-Pharma transparency, breaking with its peers on stopping the practice of paying speaking fees to doctors for talking to audiences about its medicines. Photograph: Reuters/Toby Melville

It appears that Big Pharma is waking up to the need for greater transparency in how it conducts business. Since January 1st, pharmaceutical companies (...)

Jan Rosier, newly appointed Institute Élan Professor of The Business of Biotechnology at the UCD Conway Institute

An amusing and probably apocryphal story did the rounds of the British research community some years back. It concerned a conversation between a he(...)

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Image of the week: Detroit devilThe posters depict Michigan governor Rick Snyder, with some Halloween-style alterations, during a protest against the (...)

 US stocks rose as plans for President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden to meet congressional leaders raised hopes that a resolution to the fiscal impasse was closer, but the Columbus Day holiday meant volumes were lower than usual. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

European markets held their own or ticked up slightly for the most part as they awaited further developments in the US shut-down saga, which it is now(...)

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