Britain’s prime minister Theresa May in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters

Irish shares and the wider European market advanced on Wednesday as investors bet UK parliamentarians would reject a chaotic no-deal Brexit some 24 ho(...)

Photograph: Thomas White/Reuters

Allergan shares fell in late trading after saying its fast-acting depression drug failed to show an improvement in symptoms beyond the placebo effect (...)

Strong results from Glenveagh Properties and comments from the home-maker that it got off to a “fast start” this year on the sales front lifted its stock 1.5 per cent

The Iseq index of Irish shares dipped on Wednesday as the market took a breather following a 17 per cent rally since late December, and investors gave(...)

Richard Pops, chairman and chief executive officer of Alkermes. Photograph: Patrick  Fallon/Bloomberg

Irish drug group Alkermes has reported a 15 per cent rise in revenues for the fourth quarter. Sales jumped to $315.8 million in the fourth quarter. T(...)

Gatorade has  created a patch that it claims will let you know you’re dehydrated by simply looking at it.

Someday soon, perhaps within a year, you’ll be able to slap a soft, stretchy patch on to your arm that tells you if you’re dehydrated. Or that your el(...)

Federal workers and contractors rally against the partial federal government shutdown. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Arriving back to Washington DC last weekend, the queues in Dulles Airport were longer than usual. The capital’s main international airport seemed to (...)

Loxo is developing cancer treatments that target a tumors’ genetic markers regardless of where in the body they’re located

US pharma giant Eli Lilly is to buy Loxo Oncology for about $8 billion (€7 billion) in cash, the second multibillion-dollar cancer deal of the year by(...)

Juul vape products at a shop in New Yorke. Photograph: Jeenah Moon/The New York Times

Cigarette maker Altria on Thursday confirmed a 35 per cent stake in Juul Labs that values the electronic cigarette group at about $38 billion (€33.15 (...)

French regulators have taken textured breast implants made by Irish drug giant Allergan off the market. Photograph: Thomas White / Reuters

Breast implants made by Irish-headquartered Allergan that have been linked to an uncommon form of cancer are being taken off the market in Europe. Th(...)

Ciarán Murray, chairman and former CEO of Icon. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Icon may not be a household name in Ireland but it’s a global powerhouse in the pharmaceuticals sector, with operations in 37 countries. And all of it(...)

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