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Mark Gantly: ‘Total US investment in Ireland now stands at $446 billion, with well over a quarter of a million people in Ireland now employed directly and indirectly by more than 700 American companies.’ Photograph: Andrew Downes

As president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland in 2019, I am keenly aware of the challenges facing Ireland to protect our hard-won reputa(...)

Rent the Runway, a fashion rental portal, is creating 150 jobs in Galway.
Life beyond the M50

While the headlines might be dominated by huge investments in the Dublin region by tech giants like Facebook, Google and Intel, the fact remains that (...)

Stryker has been in operation in Ireland for more than 20 years, has six locations and employs  more than 3,500 people.  Photograph: iStock

US-based medtech company Stryker is to invest more than €200 million at research and development in three of its Cork facilities. The funding is par(...)

Prof James McLaughlin, director of Nibec, whose team came third out of 400 entries to the $10m  Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE global competition.  Photograph: Nigel McDowell/Ulster University

Fans of the Star Trek TV and movie franchise will be familiar with the hand-held medical “tricorder” device which can diagnose a variety of conditions(...)

“Artificial intelligence, wearables and machine learning are going to have a dramatic effect.” Illustration: Getty Images

Many of Ireland’s leading medical device companies will gather next week in Cork for the Medtech Rising 2018 conference, which will explore how the in(...)

I-Form is working with Irish company Croom Precision Medical to test a highly advanced new process-monitoring and control technology for production-scale 3D printing. Photograph: Wladimir Bulgar/Getty Images/Science Photo Library

Manufacturing processes are undergoing a transformation every bit as profound as the original industry revolution. Data science, artificial intelligen(...)

Vivian Farrell, CEO of Modular Automation: ‘We are supporting multinational companies in Ireland to be more competitive and to keep jobs in Ireland’

Future generations of medical devices coming out of the US could be manufactured on automated production lines using Irish technology. Earlier this mo(...)

Irish Continental Group, the owner of Irish Ferries, suffered a second day of falls

Trading in European shares was hesitant on Wednesday as investors awaited guidance from the US Federal Reserve on future interest rate rises. Trading (...)

Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel talks with US president Donald Trump during the G7 Summit. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

Irish stocks underperformed European counterparts on the first day of the trading week as Italy in particular rebounded after its new economy minister(...)

The Boston Scientific plant in Galway. The medical devices manufacturer  has a market value of almost $50 billion and generated $9.05 billion in net sales last year. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Boston Scientific shares jumped 17 per cent at one point on Monday after a media report that Stryker had made an approach to purchase the rival maker (...)

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