The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said the amount of complaints rose by 127 per cent over the previous year, including a ‘dramatic’ rise in those relating to foul odours.

There was a sharp rise in the volume of environmental complaints against factories and other industrial facilities last year as people were stuck in t(...)

The High Court has dismissed an application by a finance director with pharmaceutical company Merck for an injunction preventing her employer from dismissing her. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

The High Court has dismissed an application by a finance director with pharmaceutical company Merck for an injunction preventing her employer from dis(...)

The court previously heard that Barbara Whooley had worked for the company in Cork for 25 years.

The High Court will rule at a later date on an application by a finance director with pharmaceutical company Merck for an injunction preventing her em(...)

Ms Whooley wants unjunctions preventing Merck dismissing her.

A 52-year-old finance director has launched a High Court action challenging a contention by her pharmaceutical company employer of 25 years that she i(...)

The Amber centre will focus on production of discoveries that can translate into products, services and treatments in areas such as computer chip design, medical implants and pharmaceuticals. Photograph: Tim Ockenden/PA Photo

Advanced new materials for use in computing and in bioengineering are to be researched at a €58 million centre run as a collaboration between academic(...)