Drug companies have warned against moves to weaken protections for intellectual property  rights in Europe. Photograph: Getty Images

Drug companies have warned that moves to weaken protections for intellectual property (IP) rights in Europe could put the brakes on efforts to cure so(...)

The exceptional profitability of US companies in Ireland reflects US tax law and how it is implemented by the US administration. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Since the late 1950s, the low Irish rate of corporation tax has played a key role in the successful development of the Irish economy through attractin(...)

Solar energy company Lightsource is planning a €60 million solar farm in Dunboyne, Co Meath. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty

The European Union’s statistics agency, Eurostat, has cleared the way for the Government to expand its mortgage-to-rent scheme for troubled borrowers (...)

Ireland has long struggled to see research and technology discoveries in higher education laboratories transferring readily into the private sector. T(...)