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Takeda chief executive Christophe Weber with Mary Buckley, IDA Ireland executive dIrector (centre),  and Minister for Employment Affairs Regina Doherty at the official opening of Takeda Ireland’s new cancer drug manufacturing facility at Grange Castle in Dublin.  Photograph: Jason Clarke.

Japanese pharma group Takeda opened a new state-of-the-art cancer drug manufacturing plant in Dublin on Friday. The €40 million plant will be used to(...)

While there are challenges on the horizon, as evidenced by US president Donald Trump’s tax changes, Ireland has managed to maintain its competitive edge in the face of an ever-changing global trade environment. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

In a global political environment where news coverage appears to endlessly suggest that populism and protectionism is the new norm, it’s perhaps easy (...)

Shannon Free Zone is one of Ireland’s largest multi-sectoral business parks and contains the largest concentration of North American companies in Ireland outside of Dublin.

With a €40 million property investment programme completed ahead of schedule at Shannon Free Zone, and an occupancy rate of 94 per cent, Shannon Group(...)

Jessica Finnefrock: ‘We had a great opportunity to partner with the IDA and the city of Galway, and were very impressed with the talent there.’

With a history of FDI stretching over several decades, Ireland is a well-established and attractive stronghold for US businesses looking to gain a foo(...)

Then minister for foreign affairs Charlie Flanagan   greets the  Chinese ambassador to Ireland, Yue Xiaoyong, at a meeting in Dublin in 2016. Mr Flanagan, now Minister for Justice, announced in June that Ireland would soon introduce a five-year multi-entry visa option for Chinese visitors. Photograph: Alan Rowlette

Ireland and China celebrated their 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations last week, and trade figures suggest the bilateral relationship is one tha(...)

One historian posits that Protestants’ propensity to be ‘more sparing with the doughnuts’ may be one reason for their lower mortality rates. Photograph: iStock

Protestants live longer than Catholics, according to new Central Statistics Office research – a fact attributed by historians to their thriftier lifes(...)

Boris Johnson (pictured) and foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt are the two remaining candidates for the Tory leadership.

Boris Johnson’s surge towards Downing St appeared to provoke a hardening of the rhetoric in Europe this week as EU leaders braced for a new phase – an(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has to deal with the thorny subject of bankers’ bonuses.

As Patrick Honohan wrapped up the list of people he needed to thank at the launch this week of his new almost 400-page read on the origins of the fina(...)

IDA chief Martin Shanahan:  he said while the immediate outlook looked positive there were “significant downside risks to FDI in the medium term”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

More than 80 Brexit-related foreign direct investment (FDI) projects have been won by the Republic since the UK voted to leave the EU in June 2016, re(...)

The society was founded by Thomas Prior, above, and 13 friends, all male and all from the middle classes of the Protestant ascendency

You can not be in business these days without someone exhorting you to be innovative, to apply new thinking to solve problems and make improvements th(...)

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