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Britain’s business minister Gret Clark said the new industrial strategy would strengthen infrastructure and the business environment in an effort to improve productivity
Britain aims for life sciences

Across the water the British government launched a new strategy for industry recently aiming to intervene in key sectors to tackle weak productivity a(...)

New figures from the European Centre for Disease Control  show Ireland has one of the highest rates of hepatitis C infection in the EU, running at twice the international average. Photograph: Getty Images

The national hepatitis C programme, which has spent almost all its €30 million budget for 2017 in the first six months of this year, has not had a cli(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with (from left) Bank of China’s Dublin branch manager Tian Jun; the bank’s chairman, Tian Guoli; and China’s ambassador to Ireland, Dr Yue Xiaoyong. Photograph: Maxwell

It took a little over a fortnight for Theresa May’s Conservatives to strike a deal with Arlene Foster’s DUP, but – while sterling may have climbed to(...)

An MSD technician works at a microbiology lab in the Carlow facility

Vaccines have played a central role in human health advances since their discovery by Edward Jenner more than 200 years ago. In this country, most peo(...)

IDA chief executive Martin Shanahan:  currently in India meeting with clients

Brexit or no Brexit, the flow of new jobs into Ireland remains constant. IDA Ireland closed out an incredibly successful week, announcing investments(...)

Grant Thornton managing partner Paul McCann announces 250 new jobs alongside Minister of State Eoghan Murphy and Tim Lohan, a partner in financial accounting and advisory services. Photograph: Emily Quinn

Accounting firm Grant Thornton plans to create 250 new jobs in Ireland over the next 18 months, mostly at a newly-established centre of excellence con(...)

MSD Ballydine develops and supplies the active ingredients and final formulated product for a range of innovative medicines

The continuing importance to global pharma giant MSD of its Ballydine, Co Tipperary, facility has been underlined by the recent announcement of a €40(...)

Research has found that empowered patients are more likely to manage their conditions better and follow advice and instructions given by medical professionals. Photograph: iStock

Patient empowerment is defined as a process that helps people gain control over their own lives and increases their capacity to act on issues they the(...)

At the announcement of MSD’s €40 million investment in its Ballydine plant in Co Tipperary were (from left) site lead Ger Carmody with  Liz O’Donnell, director of policy, government affairs and communications at MSD Ireland and Ger Brennan, managing director for human health at MSD Ireland.

International pharma group MSD is investing €40 million to upgrade its Tipperary plant. The bulk of the money will be spent on the installation of a(...)

The pharmaceutical property is on Drynam Road in Swords, Co Dublin

More than three years after the global pharma giant MSD announced the planned closure of its women’s healthcare product business at Drynam Road in Swo(...)

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