Eirgrid could face stiff opposition to aspects of its €1bn project to import electricity from France, after announcing its preferred site in Co Cork for a major electrical converter station.
Fri, 15 Nov, 2019
Cork County Council would immediately relinquish commercial rates and local property tax (LPT) worth in excess of €16m per year if its revised plan for the city council boundary extension is accepted by the Implementation Oversight Group.
Sat, 05 Aug, 2017
The €13 million sale agreed of East Cork’s Castlemartyr Resort to UK buyer Martin Shaw could prove fortuitous: business sources say interest is picking up for a major new biotech employer for a sizeable portion of the Amgen pharma site in Carrigtwohill east of Cork city, which was moth-balled after a major infrastructural investment and land-buying spree almost a decade ago.
Thu, 01 Oct, 2015
Pfizer may come back to bid for British drug company AstraZeneca after its reported £60bn (€73bn) takeover approach was rejected, since a deal could make sense for the US pharmaceuticals giant as it seeks to build up its cancer franchise.
Tue, 22 Apr, 2014
Senior decision-makers in multinational companies "are considering investing in Ireland but are concerned about the possible fallout of a No vote" in the upcoming EU fiscal treaty referendum, Jobs Minister Richard Bruton has claimed.
Fri, 04 May, 2012
SPECULATION is mounting that US biotechnology giant Amgen has finally abandoned its plans to create 1,100 jobs at a plant in Co Cork and instead has decided to launch its European operations with a takeover of Pfizer’s factory in Dun Laoghaire.
Sat, 20 Nov, 2010
IN 2003, big, detached houses on large sites in east Cork’s Ashbrook, near Carrigtwohill, were priced at €500,000. This had risen to €900,000 by 2006, when Amgen was optimistically mooted as a major local pharma sector employer. Prices have been sliding since.
Sat, 05 Jun, 2010