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Newcastle United fans outside St James’ Park welcoming  the announcement that the  Saudi-led takeover of Newcastle has been approved.  Photograph:  Owen Humphreys/PA

Last Sunday morning news began to filter out of Vicarage Road that Watford were on the brink of dismissing their manager Xisco Munoz. This was a sur(...)

Modubuild chief executive Kevin Brennan: ‘I can see us growing to the point where we are employing 1,000 people.’

Kilkenny-based Modubuild is seeking to take revenues over the next three years to more than €100 million and may take on outside investment for the fi(...)

The manufacturing facilities across the State’s pharma sector are not equipped to make the Covid-19 vaccine and it would take years for them to be repurposed to make vaccines. Photograph:   AFP via Getty Images

Ireland has a major drug manufacturing sector, with most of the world’s top biopharma companies operating here, but turning to Covid-19 vaccine produc(...)

US drug giant MSD has announced plans to create 240 jobs as it extends a biologics plant it acquired in Dunboyne, Co Meath earlier this year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

US drug giant MSD has announced plans to create 240 jobs as it builds a new research facility next to a biologics medicines plant it acquired in Dunbo(...)

Mairéad McCaul

MSD, the maker of cancer blockbuster Keytruda, has named a new head of its Irish business just as the company develops a major new plant in Swords. M(...)

If the clinical trial numbers are near what is replicated in the field, it will help to overcome some resistance to the vaccine. Photograph:  John Cairns/University of Oxford/AFP via Getty Images

After a year when it regularly seemed as though things were destined only to get worse, we have had a run of remarkably positive news on the Covid-19 (...)

Much of Dublin city centre is now closed for business. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

It has been a difficult and distressing week for many Irish businesses forced to close their doors again as the Government implemented Level 5 restric(...)

 Martin McVicar of CombiLift: demand from many customers in the 80 countries where it sells forklifts is growing in some cases.  Photograph: Peter Murtagh

The triggering of Level 5 restrictions this week as the State battles to cope with Covid-19 has forced many businesses to shut their doors once more a(...)

In Ireland, HPV infection caused up to 420 cancer cases each year between 2010 and 2014, with as many as 130 dying each year from HPV-related cancers. Photograph: Matthew Busch

More than four in five people believe they are unlikely to have ever had human papillomavirus (HPV), despite the vast majority of sexually active adul(...)

Identigen’s technology combines DNA and data analytics to provide farm-to-table tracing on animals and meat

The founders of food safety business Identigen are the big winners from the sale of the business to the animal health division of US drug giant MSD. (...)

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