Mark Redmond, chief executive of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland said  he did not believe cyber attack had undermined the country’s reputation abroad. File Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government must invest in infrastructure to protect against further cyber attacks similar to the data breaches of the health service, representati(...)

Three vials with different vaccines against Covid-19 by Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Moderna. File photograph: Thomas Kienzle/AFP via Getty Images

The Government could be on a collision course with the State’s powerful pharmaceutical industry over support for US backing of a move to lift patent p(...)

Senior Government sources confirmed that beds in hospitals in the Republic may be needed to facilitate any further increase in coronavirus cases in the North. File photograph: Getty

Irish hospitals may have to cancel certain non-Covid-19 healthcare services to facilitate critical care cases from Northern Ireland, it has emerged. (...)

File photo of vials prepared for clinical trial of University of Oxford’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate, AZD1222, one of the vaccines in development worldwide. Photograph: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP via Getty

Just over half the population would take a Covid-19 vaccine if there was one, according to a survey commissioned by the pharmaceutical industry. Men (...)

The pharma industry believes that about a dozen new drugs, which have gone through a process with the HSE on their clinical worthiness and on price, have been held up. Photograph:  PA Wire

The pharmaceutical industry has said it is hopeful that an extension can be agree this week to the current agreement with the Government on the cost o(...)

Covid-19 research: World Immunisation Week is a good time to recall the human health value of vaccines.

As the world struggles to get to grips with Covid-19, all eyes are on the response of scientists and biopharmaceutical companies. The urgency to deal (...)

Plaqueril tablets, containing hydroxychloroquine, which has shown signs of effectiveness against coronavirus. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP via Getty

The HSE has asked doctors not to start new patients on a drug used to treat malaria, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus because it can be used to help pat(...)

Some 400 delegates from multinational employers gathered in Dublin Castle on Wednesday for a biopharmaceutical industry conference. Photograph: iStock

Giving seriously ill patients faster access to new drugs while trebling clinical trials would help boost the pharmaceutical industry, which employs 45(...)

The pharmaceutical industry has urged the Government to introduce “predictable multi-annual budgeting” for breakthrough medicines in the budget process.

The pharmaceutical industry is urging the Government to introduce “predictable multiannual budgeting” for breakthrough medicines in the budget process(...)

The property sector continues to be attractive for investors

Monday Indicators: Euro zone construction output (Dec). Tuesday Results: Green REIT, Kerry Group, Heidelberg Cement, Dominos Pizza, Home Depot, (...)

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