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’My husband and I had included him in the excitement of the pregnancy, and now he had to be included in the grief.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Picture the scene. I’m heavily and obviously pregnant. I’m standing in a Dublin bookshop, and I’m saying to the bookseller, "Um ... do you have anythi(...)

The event was ‘a disgraceful gathering of persons, despite the health advices in the last few days,’ the Garda said, quoting an inspector who attended the scene. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Gardaí in Cork broke up a “car meet” on Saturday evening which was attended by more than 250 vehicles and up to 800 people. There was little evidence(...)

The Mylan plant in Baldoyle, Co Dublin, which recently merged with Upjohn to become Viatris. Photograph: Dean Ruxton/The Irish Times.

Industry Correspondent News that nearly 450 staff at a pharmaceutical company in north Dublin are to lose their jobs has been described as a “devasta(...)

The merged entity is forecast to have a market capitalisation of about $24 billion. Its products will include legacy Pfizer blockbuster brands like Viagra and Lipitor as well as Mylan’s EpiPen. Photograph: Getty Images

Viatris, formed through the merger of Mylan and the generics business of Pfizer, will start trading on Tuesday Pfizer completed the spin-off of its (...)

Firefighters are fighting to bring a blaze on the main Cork-Waterford road under control after a diesel tanker caught fire near Carrigtwohill early this morning.

Firefighters are fighting to bring a blaze on the main Cork-Waterford road under control after a diesel tanker caught fire near Carrigtwohill early th(...)

The aftermath of the Buttevant rail crash in  August 1980. Photograph: Irish Examiner

Every day since the 10am Dublin to Cork train crashed in Buttevant 40 years ago on Saturday, a local parishioner has come to St Mary’s Church in the n(...)

The RSA has asked drivers to bring their cars to NCT centres. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

NCT centres are to remain open and drivers should continue to bring their vehicles in for testing the Road Safety Authority has said. Driver theory t(...)

Sheena Wilkinson’s latest  novel explores Northern Ireland in the early 20th century.

“Nobody really wants us here. The Catholics see us as Protestant do-gooders, the Protestants think we’re fenian hoors; everyone’s suspicious of us. No(...)

About 1,000 Pfizer employees in Ireland are members of the defined benefit scheme. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

US pharma giant Pfizer has acknowledged failure in its efforts to persuade unions at its Ringaskiddy plant to accept pension reforms. The unions at R(...)

Newly-elected Fianna Fáil TD  Padraig O’Sullivan  at the Cork North Central byelection count centre. Photograph:  Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Newly-elected Cork North Central Fianna Fáil TD Padraig O’Sullivan has taken a somewhat unpredictable path to Dáil Éireann. A native of Little Island(...)

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