Drug delivery business Avectas has licensed a therapy from Galway-based ONK Therapeutics that targets what are called B-cell malignancies – blood cell cancers such as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (above)

Two cutting edge Irish pharmaceutical companies have announced a deal that they hope will deliver significantly improved treatment for people with cer(...)

Avectas’s technology allows cells to be taken from people, often critically ill, and returned to them after they have been genetically engineered to address their illness.

Serial entrepreneur Séamus Mulligan has led a $20 million (€18.3 million) fundraising in an Irish company that hopes to revolutionise the treatment of(...)

Michael Maguire: ‘The way we in Northern Ireland are dealing with the past is broken’. Photograph: Pacemaker Press

During his seven years as the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland Michael Maguire managed to find time to write a book. “It’s a political thriller i(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris to be honoured by the queen.

The outgoing PSNI chief constable George Hamilton has been knighted in Queen Elizabeth’s birthday honours list. The Garda commissioner and former PSN(...)

Durham Constabulary’s chief constable Mike Barton and Police Service of Northern Ireland chief constable George Hamilton  at a public meeting of the Policing Board in Belfast. Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

A meeting of the Northern Ireland policing board has further exposed sharp differences between PSNI chief constable George Hamilton and the North’s po(...)

Federation chairman Mark Lindsay: ‘Feedback from the coalface is disturbing and worrying’. Photograph: Michael McHugh/PA Wire

Northern Ireland politicians have been urged by the chairman of the Northern Ireland Police Federation to “settle their differences” and reinstate Sto(...)

Gerry Carson of the NUJ, Patrick Corrigan of Amnesty International, journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey and Conservative MP and former Brexit secretary David Davis outside the high court in Belfast on Tuesday. Photograph:   Jonathan Porter/PressEye

The police officer responsible for the arrests last year of two journalists who made a documentary about the 1994 Loughinisland massacre was concerned(...)

Marie Anderson

Marie Anderson, the North’s Public Services Ombudsman, is set to become the new Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland. On Friday Northern Secretary (...)

Mr Ahern will take part in workshops and master classes with students and will participate in events at the university. File photograph: Tom Honan

Queen’s University, Belfast has awarded former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern an honorary professorship in peace studies at the Senator George Mitchell Instit(...)

Avectas cofounder and chief executive Dr Michael Maguire, with cofounder Dr Shirley O’Dea, chief scientific officer and business development director Dr Gillian Hendy. Photograph: Iain White/Fennells

Serial entrepreneur Seamus Mulligan has led a $10 million (€12 million) fundraising for an Irish business at the cutting edge of cell therapy. Avect(...)

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