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The Ipha report says new medicines for cancer, heart disease and respiratory diseases are generating almost €52 billion in socioeconomic value for Ireland over the 20 years to 2025. Photograph: iStock

New medicines in the three areas responsible for most Irish deaths could deliver a massive economic benefit for the State, according to a new report c(...)

Even though they are exported from Ireland for use in other European countries, five drugs manufactured in Ireland for the treatment of cancer and heart disease are not sanctioned for use here.

Five drugs manufactured in Ireland for the treatment of cancer and heart disease are not sanctioned for use here, even though they are exported from I(...)

A polar bear   outside Churchill, Manitoba: experts at NUI Maynooth and Dublin City University analysed the genomes of 70 polar bears to find out what  allows them to be so  fat yet completely healthy. Photograph: AFP Photo/Paul J Richards

When it comes to weight gain, nothing tops the polar bear. Yet the very fact that it remains fit and healthy despite half its entire bulk being pure f(...)