Category Archives: Ireland

Press Releases & News from Ireland distributed via EuropaWire

Shire: U.S. FDA approval makes CINRYZE® available to help prevent angioedema attacks in children with hereditary angioedema

CINRYZE is the first and only therapy indicated in the U.S. to help prevent angioedema attacks in pediatric patients with hereditary angioedema (HAE) as young as 6 Shire is the only drug developer to complete a pediatric study for the … Read the full press release

U.S. FDA approval for Shire’s first submission for its new plasma manufacturing facility near Covington, Georgia

New facility will add 30% capacity to Shire’s internal plasma manufacturing network once fully operational Expanded capacity supports continued strong growth of Shire’s leading immunoglobulin portfolio and further strengthens ability to deliver complex therapies for rare immune-mediated conditions DUBLIN, 25-Jun-2018 … Read the full press release

Generali completes sale of its entire shareholding in the Ireland-based Generali PanEurope to Life Company Consolidation Group

TRIESTE, 20-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Assicurazioni Generali SpA announces that it has completed the sale of its entire shareholding in the Ireland-based Generali PanEurope to Life Company Consolidation Group (LCCG). The terms of the transaction are in line with the announcement of the … Read the full press release

Insurance group Achmea closes the sale of Irish life assurance company Friends First to Aviva group plc

ZEIST / DUBLIN, 05-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Insurance group Achmea announces the closing of the sale of Irish life assurance company Friends First to Aviva group plc. All the required regulatory approvals for the transaction have been received. Following these approvals … Read the full press release

Medtronic chairman and CEO to participate at Goldman Sachs 39th Annual Global Healthcare Conference

DUBLIN, 30-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced that it will participate in the Goldman Sachs 39th Annual Global Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Omar Ishrak, Medtronic … Read the full press release

Launch of the GENE Global Education Innovation Award 2018

Global Education Network Europe (GENE) is launching the 2nd edition of the Global Education Innovation Award on 20 April, 2018. DUBLIN, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Through this award, GENE wishes to recognise the importance of innovation in Global Education. The … Read the full press release

Ferrovial lists additional notes on the Main Securities Market (MSM) of Euronext Dublin

DUBLIN, 12-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Spain’s global services and infrastructure provider, Ferrovial, lists additional notes on the Main Securities Market (MSM) of Euronext Dublin with issuance of €100m notes from its €1bn Euro Commercial Paper (ECP) programme. A subsidiary of Ferrovial, Ferrovial Netherlands … Read the full press release

Trinity College Dublin with 2nd place in the world in the Deloitte Difference University Challenge Global final 2018

DUBLIN, 26-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A team of four Trinity students, Joshua McKee (General Science), Vahe Sasunts (Computer Science) and Gabriel Ogundipe and Keelin Cassidy (Management Science and Information Systems Studies), came 2nd place in the world in the Deloitte Difference University … Read the full press release

Irish Universities Association (IUA) and China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) launch study and internship summer program in China for Irish students

DUBLIN, 26-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Trinity students can now apply for the Irish Universities Association (IUA) scholarships for summer school or internships in Beijing, China in 2018. To further strengthen the links between our countries, the IUA and China Education Association for … Read the full press release

Diabetes: US FDA approval for Medtronic’s Guardian(TM) Connect continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system

 ‘Smart’ CGM System Provides Predictive Alerts for Dangerous Sensor Glucose Levels; Exclusive Access to Sugar.IQ Assistant with Watson Offers More Proactive Diabetes Management DUBLIN, 13-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, services and solutions, today announced it received … Read the full press release

Medtronic plc now accepts applications for the 2018 Medtronic Global Champions team

Medtronic Seeks Up to 20 Runners Who Benefit from Medical Technology Selected Runners Receive Entry and Travel to the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon or Medtronic TC 10 Mile in October 2018 Applications Accepted at www.medtronic.com/globalchampions DUBLIN, 13-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), … Read the full press release

Shire to present new data on recombinant human parathyroid hormone and on the management of chronic hypoparathyroidism at the Endocrine Society’s 100th Annual Meeting and Exposition

Clinical and real-world insights on recombinant human parathyroid hormone (1-84) (rhPTH[1-84]) and the management of chronic hypoparathyroidism to be presented Hypoparathyroidism is a rare endocrine disease that can have a significant impact on patients New data highlight Shire’s commitment to … Read the full press release

Medtronic at the Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD) 11th International Conference in Vienna, Austria, February 14-17

Medtronic Will Host an Exclusive Symposium on Thursday, February 15 VIENNA, 14-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced its schedule of notable sessions that will be presented at the Advanced Technologies & Treatments for … Read the full press release

Medtronic’s Neurovascular business unit received U.S. FDA clearance of the Riptide(TM) Aspiration System

New System Expands Neurovascular Product Portfolio for the Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke DUBLIN, 17-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today announced that the company’s Neurovascular business unit received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the Riptide(TM) Aspiration System, … Read the full press release

Shire CMO Howard Mayer, M.D.: no patient is currently being denied access to treatment with Hemlibra

DUBLIN, 16-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — At Shire, we’ve been committed to the hemophilia community and the lives of every patient afflicted with this disease for more than 70 years. We are very proud of this legacy and take our role as … Read the full press release

Shire plc files its first submission to the US FDA for its new plasma manufacturing facility in Covington, GA

DUBLIN, 02-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG), the global biotechnology leader in rare diseases, today announced that it has filed its first submission to the United States Food and Drug Administration for the company’s new plasma manufacturing … Read the full press release

Medtronic plc announces leadership changes

Bryan Hanson Leaves Medtronic to Become President and CEO of a Public Company DUBLIN, 20-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) announced today that Bob White, previously Senior Vice President and President of Medtronic’s Asia Pacific (APAC) Region, has been … Read the full press release

Barclays, HSBC and RBS loan €165 million for new Center Parcs constructed in County Longford, Ireland

LONDON, 18-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Barclays Corporate Banking has arranged a €165 million bank financing facility for a new Center Parcs which is being constructed in County Longford in the Republic of Ireland. Barclays acted as Co-ordinator, Agent and Security … Read the full press release

Professor Mick Peake honoured by the Irish Cancer Society for his lifelong work in cancer research

Professor Mick Peake recognised for lifelong work in cancer research and care LEICESTER, 11-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A University of Leicester Professor and consultant at Leicester’s Hospitals has been honoured ‘for his lifelong work on earlier diagnosis and improved outcomes for … Read the full press release

No Time To Waste! Conference Takes a Practical Approach to Tackling Waste Crime

BRUSSELS, 23-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — DOTCOM Waste and BlockWaste have joined forces for today’s conference, “No Time To Waste! Synergies and Strategies to Tackle Waste Crime.” This interactive event will showcase the key results of the two projects on illegal … Read the full press release

Medtronic announces U.S. commercial launch for its portfolio of Azure(TM) pacemakers with BlueSync(TM)technology

Azure(TM) with BlueSync(TM) Technology Improves Device Longevity  and Provides Automatic, Wireless Remote Patient Monitoring DUBLIN, 21-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and U.S. commercial launch for its portfolio of Azure(TM) pacemakers … Read the full press release

Thomas Dittrich appointed Chief Financial Officer and Executive member of the Board of Directors at Shire plc

DUBLIN, 21-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG), the global biotech leader in rare diseases, today announced that Thomas Dittrich will join the company as Chief Financial Officer, and become an Executive member of the Board of Directors … Read the full press release

Medtronic plc and American Well® to enable patient access to American Well’s telemedicine services on MCMS’ video-enabled platforms

Partnership Focused on Enabling Care for Chronic, Co-Morbid Patients DUBLIN and BOSTON, MA, U.S.A., 17-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today announced its Medtronic Care Management Services (MCMS) business and American Well® entered into a first-of-its-kind strategic partnership to enable … Read the full press release

Irish homebuilder Glenveagh Properties plc raises €500m for housing building through its IPO on Irish Stock Exchange (ISE)

Glenveagh Properties plc raises €500m in capital for housing building projects in Ireland Glenveagh’s primary listing on the Main Securities Market is second largest IPO on ISE this year Glenveagh has raised €500m in IPO DUBLIN, 16-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Glenveagh … Read the full press release

Medtronic to open Innovation Center at the Singapore-Sichuan Hi-Tech Innovation Park

Facilitating Clinical Training for Physicians and Advancing Local Healthcare Efficiency in Central and Western China DUBLIN, Ireland and CHENGDU, Sichuan, 11-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today announced the groundbreaking of its Chengdu Innovation Center at the Singapore-Sichuan Hi-Tech Innovation … Read the full press release

Medtronic: U.S. FDA approval for the Endurant(TM) II/IIs stent graft system

New Indication Expands Treatment Options for AAA Patients with Hostile Neck Anatomy DUBLIN, 11-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Endurant(TM) II/IIs stent graft … Read the full press release

EP coordinator for Brexit Guy Verhofstadt visits Northern Ireland and Ireland

BRUSSELS, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On a fact-finding mission to Belfast, the border area and Dublin, EP coordinator for Brexit, Guy Verhofstadt will meet with political leaders. Mr Verhofstadt will meet with political leaders in Northern Ireland. In Republic of Ireland, … Read the full press release

Mortgage market: Allied Irish Banks announces 0.25% reduction in its Standard Variable Rate (SVR)

DUBLIN, 18-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Significant pricing announcement for new and existing customers with the most competitive rates Standard Variable Rate (SVR) down to 3.15% – Fifth consecutive reduction in three years Resulting in a €1,500 annual saving on 200k mortgage … Read the full press release

EchoStar Mobile, Thales to develop end-to-end mobile satellite and terrestrial solutions for Public Protection and Disaster Response (PPDR)

2 GHz band Provides the Resiliency Needed for Mission-Critical Applications. DUBLIN, 15-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (14.09.2017) EchoStar Mobile Limited, a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) and an EU-wide licensee for an integrated mobile satellite services (MSS) network with … Read the full press release

High blood pressure: Medtronic to move forward with a new renal denervation pivotal trial

Published Simultaneously in The Lancet, the Late-Breaking SPYRAL HTN-OFF MED Study at ESC Successfully Isolates RDN Treatment Effect to Show Compelling Efficacy and Safety of Hypertension Procedure DUBLIN and BARCELONA, 04-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today announced its intent … Read the full press release