Richard Pops, chief executive  of Alkermes in their Dublin offices. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Company drops development of new pain therapy after missing targets in Phase 1 trial

“Whoever pays the cost of nursing home fees is entitled to claim tax relief, whether it is on their own account or for someone else.”

Q&A: Dominic Coyle

Opsona Therapeutics, a biopharma company spun out of Trinity College (above), is developing drugs designed to block a protein  in the body that works to reject foreign organisms. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Dublin biopharma company embarks on series of cancer drug therapy trials

Shire acting chief financial officer Jeff Poulton said the company had obtained advice that the break fee should not be taxable in Ireland. Photograph: The Irish Times

Multinational may owe funds based on €1.44bn ‘break fee’ after failed takeover

Money earned from letting rooms in private homes on Airbnb and similar sites will be treated as trading income

Amendments to rent-a room relief clarify that short-term lets do not fall within the terms of the relief

Tánaiste Joan Burton announcing the composition of the new Pensions Council at Government Buildings. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Just 50 per cent of workers currently have pension coverage other than the State pension

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