Shingo Institute executive director Ken Snyder, AbbVie Ballytivnan operations manager Niall Kerlin, AbbVie Ballytivnan site director Joe Kumor and Institute of Management Improvement president Ritsuo Shingo.

AbbVie’s facility in Ballytivnan, Co Sligo, has been awarded the prestigious international Shingo prize for operational excellence. The prize is nam(...)

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov. Photograph: Sergei Chirikov/EPA

The United States has dismissed Russia’s move to expel 60 American diplomats and close the US consulate in Saint Petersburg as “regrettable and unwar(...)