At the launch of Randox’s expansion plan were Dr Peter FitzGerald, managing director of Randox Laboratories, Sir John Bell, chairman of the UK government’s Life Sciences Industrial Strategy Board and Alastair Hamilton, chief executive of Invest NI

Randox Laboratories plans to invest £50 million (€56.5m) to establish three new centres of excellence in the North that will focus on diagnosing life-(...)

Managing director of Randox Laboratories Dr Peter Fitzgerald. Photograph:   Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Randox, the Antrim-headquartered healthcare diagnostics group, had a record turnover last year of £100 million (€114 million). But the group, founded (...)

 Peter Fitzgerald: “It has been a long journey, and if we weren’t a private company I’d have probably been sacked many years ago.” Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

It took Randox Laboratories 34 years to achieve £1 billion (€1.1 billion) in accumulated sales. The healthcare group, based in Crumlin, Co Antrim, now(...)

 John Bowe: told Anglo chairman Seán FitzPatrick that “we have a big funny with Permo”. Photopraph:  Collins Courts

John Bowe studied accounting and finance in Dublin City University until 1986. He joined Standard Chartered Bank (Ireland) Ltd as a graduate trainee. (...)

Bombadier vice-president  Michael Ryan: wrote to the  workforce to say he believed it was better for the Canadian aerospace group if the UK remained part of the EU

Northern Ireland’s two biggest private sector employers have said they are focused on growing their businesses following the UK vote to leave the Euro(...)

 Former head of finance at Anglo Irish Bank, Willie McAteer, of Greenrath, Tipperary, arrives at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court  on Wednesday.

A former Anglo Irish Bank executive has told the trial of four senior bankers that he didn’t recall there being “widespread jubilation” when the bank (...)

Witness Matt Cullen, a senior manager of Anglo Irish Bank’s treasury department in 2008, arrives at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to continue giving evidence in the trial of four former bankers - John Bowe and William McAteer from Anglo, and Denis Casey and Peter Fitzpatrick from Irish Life & Permanent who are accused of conspiring to mislead investors by using interbank loans to make Anglo appear €7.2 billion more valuable. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Anglo Irish Bank management discussed disguising short-term loans of €750 million from Irish Life & Permanent and keeping them “tight as a duck’s (...)

Children at Holy Trinity National School did a workshop on the physical changes in the brain when a new skill or knowledge is mastered, which neuroscientists call “neuroplasticity”. The fixed mindset sees intelligence as unchanging from cradle to grave; the growth mindset sees intelligence as a malleable attribute that can grow through effort and persistence

One of the best aspects of being a teacher is that I have never stopped learning. Last year I had the opportunity to put a theory of learning to th(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank official Peter Fitzgerald at the banking inquiry

The banking inquiry has heard that as the crisis began to take hold, Anglo Irish Bank moved customers inside to avoid queues on the streets and preven(...)

Former chief executive of Irish Nationwide Building Society  arriving at the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry. Photograph: Eric Luke

Four more days. That’s all that’s left of the Oireachtas banking inquiry in terms of public hearings. Some nine months after the committee began takin(...)

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