Fergal O Brien

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Graphene, the world’s thinnest material, responds to electrical stimuli such as those from nerves, the spinal cord, heart, brain and muscles

Irish researchers have developed a new “biomaterial” capable of regenerating tissue and eliminating infections, especially those arising in hospital s(...)

Fergal O’Brien, chief economist at Ibec: said businesses still have no roadmap. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Whether negotiations can now quickly get under way on a transition period to apply after the UK leaves the EU is becoming a pressing issue for Ireland(...)

Andreas Heise: "We are very interested in technologies like 3D-printing, where you build up layers of materials to make a structure"

You are interested in making molecules that can deliver medicines into the body. What do you do? “We make polymers in our lab. Because we want to use (...)

Chris Johns blames the robots for market turmoil.

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Eoghan Murphy: he and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will update Cabinet colleagues on the 10-year capital plan and the new National Planning Framework at a meeting on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ministers preparing the Government’s long-term investment plan, to be published in the coming weeks, are being lobbied intensively by rural TDs over a(...)

Accounting Technicians Ireland president Dargan FitzGerald with Emer Duffy, lead sales manager, Sage, at the launch of ATI’s annual conference 2017, The Next Frontier. Photograph:  Conor McCabe Photography

MONDAY Results: Kainos. Indicators: German consumer confidence (Dec); US new home sales (Oct). TUESDAY Results: Cranswick, Falcon Oil & Ga(...)

Staff watch Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Business Frances Fitzgerald officially open LinkedIn’s Europe, Middle East and Africa headquarters in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary lifted his hands off the table and raised his eyebrows on Thursday when it was put to him at the company’s agm that some(...)

Ibec’s Fergal O’Brien: Ireland has missed out on an additional €7 billion in fiscal space by failing to apply the EU’s fiscal rules. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ireland has missed out on an additional €7 billion in fiscal space by failing to apply the EU’s fiscal rules correctly, Ibec’s Fergal O’Brien has clai(...)

Launch ed Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, the review sets the scene for Government decisions on the allocation of the additional €4.1bn for capital investment over the period 2018-2021

The Government has reiterated its commitment to an additional €4.1 billion in capital spending between 2018 and 2021. The extra money announced in th(...)

Lisa O’Neill secured back-to-back victories in the Guinness Kerry National as Potters Point won the feature at Listowel. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Lisa O’Neill secured back-to-back victories in the Guinness Kerry National as Potters Point held off Arkwrisht and Bay Of Freedom in the Listowel feat(...)

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