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Nessa Fennelly, acting director of the Irish Medtech Association: “We must ensure we have the right environment to retain our competitiveness.”

Already ranked among the world’s top five industry hubs, the Irish medical technology sector is aiming to gain an even greater slice of a global marke(...)

A lab worker shows a vial containing an infected swab during a coronavirus test. Photograph: Federico Bernini/Bloomberg

Diagnostics business Technopath is offering Irish employers access to a coronavirus antibody test at cost price to help get people back to work. The (...)

A Huawei shop in Beijing. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty

European and British stocks climbed on Friday, trimming their worst weekly drop in two months, as cyclicals gained following improving Chinese economi(...)

Developer Johnny Ronan: ‘Closing down Bewley’s is very sad but they decided to close it, not me.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There are dire warnings of the need for tax rises and spending cuts to deliver an economic recovery from the State’s budget watchdog. The chair of the(...)

The message is clear, consumer-focused R&D and innovation pays dividends but that doesn’t mean just making more sweet treats – healthy options will also sell if marketed properly. Photograph: iStock

Microwavable porridge pots, cheese strings, cream liqueurs and Kerrygold butter are all examples of Irish food and drink industry innovation and each (...)

A computer image created by Nexu Science Communication together with Trinity College in Dublin, shows a model structurally representative of a betacoronavirus which is the type of virus linked to Covid-19. Photograph: Nexu Science Communication/Reuters.

This is a series of regular updates from Irish Times Environment & Science Editor Kevin O’Sullivan on scientific initiatives and developments on c(...)

A trader working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

European stocks closed higher on Monday after last-minute gains, with buying focused largely on defensive sectors amid plummeting oil prices and conti(...)

Johnson & Johnson said it had discovered a potential vaccine candidate and was teaming up with the US government to invest $1 billion (€900 million) in its development, expecting to start testing in humans by September.

Two US healthcare companies have brought hope in the race to fight coronavirus, with Johnson & Johnson announcing a potential vaccine that could b(...)

‘These funding programmes are provided in areas such as research and development, training, employment and capital investment.’ Photograph: Getty Images

The life science sector was the big winner in the €96.2 million provided in grants to industry by the IDA last year. New figures released by the IDA (...)

Pat Beirne, founder and managing director of the family-owned plastics business, Mergon, has been chosen as The Irish Times Business Person of the Mon(...)

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