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Takeda’s deal for Dublin-headquartered pharma giant Shire was the largest cross-border transaction recorded globally in 2019

Foreign direct investment (FDI) to the State rebounded last year due to Japanese company Takeda’s $62 billion (€55.9bn) deal for Dublin-headquartered (...)

Fine Gael has plummeted to its lowest ever rating in the Sunday Times Behaviour & Attitudes polling series, falling seven points in a month to 20%, while Fianna Fáil is up 5% to 32%.

The election dominates the news coverage in most of the media. The Business Post says that Fianna Fáil will propose a split between public spending an(...)

Odyssey VC has devised software to help companies migrate crucial regulatory data to the cloud. Photograph: iStock

A Co Kildare regulatory software company intends to hire a further 100 staff as it targets revenue of up to €30 million over the coming five years. O(...)

Irish domestic deals totalled $4.8 billion, a six-year high. Photograph: iStock

Acquisitions of foreign companies by Irish-headquartered businesses reached a three-year high last year, despite a decline in the number of transactio(...)

“Pharmaceutical products account for 60 per cent of Irish exports and over 60,000 people are working in the sector.” Photograph: iStock

Science, engineering, technology and maths is a vital pillar of Ireland’s economy: take it away and the edifice could crumble. And within Stem, the li(...)

Medical cannabis is a rapidly developing area in the life sciences sector in Ireland. Photograph: iStock
Five key trends in life sciences

Partners preferred As life sciences become more complex and the line between IT and medicine blurs, expect more partnerships such as that of Takeda B(...)

“If you are studying pharmacology, you might think you’ll be in a hospital or retail unit, but it is a degree you can use in industry, too.” Photograph: iStock

The demand for life science and pharma professionals in Ireland is high. As a result, salaries are increasing overall and there is an ample number of (...)

Ken Lee, managing director of Eden Recruitment: “Employers compete on compensation packages, holiday entitlements, work-life balance, promotion opportunities, training culture and the sort of technologies they use.”

With a bit of luck, today’s graduates will make quite a few career moves throughout their life and job interviews will become a little less daunting. (...)

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys with BPCI director Matt Moran and BPCI chair Patricia Quane

Biopharmachem Ireland (BPCI), the Ibec business association which represents the biopharma and chemical sectors in Ireland, has an ambitious vision fo(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has rejected claims from the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council that his spending forecasts “lack credibility”.

The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has rejected claims from the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council that his spending forecasts “lack credibility” and(...)

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