Oxfam has called for swifter action against tax avoidance by multinationals after its research showed pharmaceutical firms used Irish tax law to reduce the amount of corporation tax they paid — to zero in one case.
Tue, 18 Sep, 2018
Moved by their plight, they mobilised an army of volunteers. And tears of joy flowed yesterday as the results of their incredible DIY SOS-style makeover of a special school were unveiled.
Sat, 01 Sep, 2018
The decision of Merck Sharp Dohme, or MSD as it’s better known in these parts, is more than good news for Dublin but also for Ireland, writes
Thu, 15 Feb, 2018
Some of the biggest companies in the world had their best day in years on Friday as Microsoft, Google and Amazon soared following strong third-quarter results.
Fri, 27 Oct, 2017
The judge, Mr Justice Donal O'Donnell, noted the costs of the seven-day case 'may outweigh the damages' of the farmer's case against the Department of Agriculture.
Wed, 18 Oct, 2017
Former US presidents George HW Bush and George W Bush have said "America must always reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism and hatred in all forms".
Thu, 17 Aug, 2017
The IDA and business group Ibec reaffirmed Ireland’s importance to the US after President Donald Trump again questioned the reasons so many American companies have bases outside the US, and mentioned Ireland by name.
Thu, 17 Aug, 2017
The IDA has said it has no reason to believe that US companies will pull out of Ireland following Donald Trump's latest comments.
Wed, 16 Aug, 2017
A fourth business leader has resigned from US President Donald Trump's White House jobs council.
Tue, 15 Aug, 2017
A run of disappointing drug trials at Roche has left analysts suggesting the view from its new 41-storey office building in Basel, Switzerland, has become more clouded, with little chance of management now upgrading its growth forecast next week, when it reports first-half earnings.
Thu, 20 Jul, 2017
The threat of slowing demand and new competition in GlaxoSmithKline’s flagship HIV drug business has unnerved investors in the UK’s biggest drugmaker, sending its shares down 1.8%.
Thu, 06 Jul, 2017
Businesses and governments around the world are counting the cost of a software epidemic that has disrupted ports, hospitals and banks.
Thu, 29 Jun, 2017
Operations at a terminal at India's busiest container port have been stalled by the malicious software that has crippled computers globally, an official said.
Wed, 28 Jun, 2017
Shipping group Maersk has been affected by the ongoing global cyber attack as its computer systems failed across multiple regions, including Ireland and the UK.
Tue, 27 Jun, 2017
talks to Dr Joseph Oye about his work with Sightsavers, a charity that fights avoidable blindness in places such as Cameroon
Mon, 05 Jun, 2017
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Wed, 31 May, 2017
Pharmaceutical giant Merck’s announcement of 330 jobs for Cork and Carlow is evidence that multinationals’ fear of US president Donald Trump’s policies are easing — but there could be a threat to Ireland looming from French president Emmanuel Macron, an economist has warned.
Wed, 31 May, 2017
Stock markets were torn between the continuing fallout of Brexit and the countdown to the probable announcement of a US rate hike tomorrow evening.
Tue, 14 Mar, 2017
Mon, 22 Aug, 2016
US stocks jumped to record highs on Friday after a strong jobs report for the month of July gave investors more confidence that the economy is still growing.
Sat, 06 Aug, 2016
Sanofi says it has sent a letter to Medivation’s board, urging the company to engage in negotiations regarding the French drugmaker’s unsolicited $9.3bn (€8.1bn) takeover offer and threatening to go directly to shareholders if talks don’t begin.
Fri, 06 May, 2016
A €55m investment in Merck’s Cork facility will position the site at the centre of the pharma giant’s global operations and ensure its strategic importance to the company.
Wed, 20 Apr, 2016
Tue, 15 Dec, 2015
Doctors and nurses should use less jargon when talking to patients, according to a survey that reveals one in five patients have taken the wrong amount of medication at least once.
Mon, 30 Mar, 2015
A large-scale human trial of two potential ebola vaccines got under way in Liberia’s capital yesterday, part of a global effort to prevent a repeat of the epidemic that has now claimed nearly 9,000 lives in West Africa.
Tue, 03 Feb, 2015
Swiss researchers have suspended testing of one of the leading Ebola vaccine candidates after some volunteers reported unexpected side effects.
Thu, 11 Dec, 2014
An experimental ebola vaccine has triggered promising immune responses from 20 healthy volunteers taking part in a preliminary trial.
Fri, 28 Nov, 2014
Pfizer dampened investors’ expectations of a renewed bid for AstraZeneca yesterday by signing a major cancer drug deal with Germany’s Merck, reducing the US firm’s need for Astra’s products.
Tue, 18 Nov, 2014
The US stock market closed out its best week in nearly two years on a positive note today, helped by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft and other big US companies.
Fri, 24 Oct, 2014
Worries about the outlook for growth in China and a slide in the price of oil pushed the stock market to its biggest loss in almost seven weeks today.
Tue, 23 Sep, 2014
A new class of experimental medicines can dramatically lower cholesterol, raising hopes of a fresh option for people who cannot tolerate or do not get enough help from Lipitor and other statins used for decades.
Sun, 30 Mar, 2014
Almost 900 jobs are hanging in the balance this afternoon.
Thu, 28 Nov, 2013
There are concerns for 500 jobs at a Dublin pharma plant.
Thu, 28 Nov, 2013
Wed, 30 Oct, 2013
It was another record day for US stocks yesterday, but barely.
Tue, 29 Oct, 2013
Merck & Co’s decision to suspend sales of its Zilmax cattle feed additive has caused such a surge in demand for rival Eli Lilly & Co’s Optaflexx that Lilly is telling some new customers it cannot immediately supply them, some US-based customers have told Reuters.
Tue, 27 Aug, 2013
Pre-tax profits at an Irish arm of pharmaceutical giant, Merck last year decreased by 26% to €141m, new figures show.
Wed, 14 Aug, 2013
Pharmaceutical giant MSD has announced a €6.5m investment in ‘green’ technology at its Co Cork plant that will deliver huge savings, allow it to ramp up production if needed, and create jobs.
Thu, 06 Jun, 2013
ACCREATE was founded by Ronan Colleran in 2001, before being acquired by Imprint Plc in 2005.
Fri, 01 Mar, 2013
The US Scout movement is signalling its readiness to end a ban on gay members and leaders after a wave of protest.
Tue, 29 Jan, 2013
US stocks rose last night after a strong gain in retail spending suggested that consumers could be getting more confident about the US economy. Bank stocks rose broadly after Citigroup delivered a strong earnings report.
Tue, 16 Oct, 2012
Ninety jobs are to go at Merck Sharp and Dohme in Brinny in Co Cork over the next six months.
Wed, 03 Oct, 2012
There is speculation that around 100 jobs are to be lost at Merck Sharp and Dohme in Brinny in Co Cork.
Wed, 03 Oct, 2012