More than 93%  of the State’s adult population has been fully vaccinated, making Ireland the country with the highest vaccination rate in the EU.  Photograph: Getty Images

Public hesitancy about taking the Covid-19 vaccine fell dramatically over the past 12 months, according to a new survey for the biopharmaceutical indu(...)

 The survey of more than 1,000 adults by research company Ipsos MRBI has found that the proportion of people overall who will refuse a Covid-19 vaccine has remained steady at about 5%. Photograph: Alan Betson

Almost one in 10 people aged between 18 and 34 are refusing to get a Covid-19 vaccine, the latest survey from the biopharmaceutical industry shows. (...)

Overall, 91%  of people either intend to get vaccinated or have already received the jab.Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland’s vaccination rate may be one of the highest in Europe but there are still signs of hesitancy among younger people, the latest results in a tr(...)

‘Late Late Show’ presenter Ryan Tubridy. Photograph: Frank Miller /The Irish Times

RTÉ’s finances received a huge Covid-related bounce in 2020, with the station returning to profit for the first time in three years, according to a re(...)

The US administration  said it had secured supplies of 500,000 treatment courses of the antiviral drug Remdesivir from Gilead, amounting to 100 per cent of production in July and 90 per cent for August and September. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/Polaris/Bloomberg

Ireland’s biopharma industry has warned against protectionism and “self-sufficiency” when it comes to the production and distribution of medicines, an(...)

A researcher at  pharma company MSD, which has expanded its Irish operations. Pic. Robbie Reynolds

In Brussels, the European Commission has tabled a proposal late in its term that would weaken the incentive to produce new medicines and the jobs that(...)

Bernard Mallee is charged with “helping the biopharmaceutical industry to tell an impactful story about the value it creates for patients, society and the economy, with innovation at the core”

The group representing the major drug development companies in Ireland has beefed up its communications team. The Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Ass(...)

One of the most prestigious jobs in Irish PR has been snapped up by Bernard Mallee, the former journalist and government communications man. Mallee wi(...)