AventaMed co-founder John Vaughan, chairman Jack Cashman, co-founder and CEO Olive O’Driscoll and Bruce Clibborn of HBAN Boole Investment Syndicate. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

AventaMed, a Cork-based medtech firm focused on simplifying surgical procedures, has secured a €1.8 million investment to enable the company to attain(...)

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney: the company said the recall was a “purely precautionary measure, as no finished products have been found to have listeria present and no confirmed illnesses have been reported”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Greencore shares fell by 7.2 per cent on Monday after it was forced to recall several product lines on foot of a listeria scare at its plant in Rhode (...)

Tony Hennessy at home in Monaghan. Photograph: Rory Geary

A device which provides heart-failure patients with an early-warning system and enables them to be monitored remotely on a daily basis from their home(...)

Blood samples for HIV tests. Photograph: GettyImages

The number of people diagnosed with HIV in Ireland is rising amid concerns that ambivalence about the disease is putting increasing numbers of people (...)

A US authority has approved the first-ever treatment that genetically alters a patient’s own cells to fight cancer, a milestone that is expected to transform treatment in the coming years. Photograph: Novartis/AP.

A US authority has approved the first-ever treatment that genetically alters a patient’s own cells to fight cancer, a milestone that is expected to tr(...)

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund is a 15 per cent shareholder in Malin, having invested €50 million in the group’s IPO.

Melinta Therapeutics, a company backed by Dublin-listed life sciences investment group Malin, is to gain a public listing on Nasdaq after agreeing a m(...)

Dr Barbara Murphy, Head of Equine Science, UCD

Innovation is the lifeblood of science, but it doesn’t come cheap. Solid research and development costs money, but the economic and social returns on (...)

Traders work in front of the German share price index, Dax board, at the stock exchange in Frankfurt on Monday. Photograph: Reuters

Monday was a slow day on Ireland’s benchmark index which ultimately closed down by 0.62 per cent. Volumes were light on the day as political uncertain(...)

James Foody: “We are actively talking to investors and expect the new funding round to close within the next two months,”

Thalman Health, which has developed a system for remotely monitoring at-risk patients, is seeking to raise $2 million in new funding to bring its wear(...)

US stocks were on track to record their steepest fall in nearly a month early on Thursday amid broad declines, led by retail and bank stocks.

US and European stocks fell on Thursday, along with the dollar as political uncertainty in the United States sent investors in search of safer investm(...)