The Irish Times said it had decided to wind down and close the existing defined benefit scheme and replace it with a defined contribution model.

Company to meet gap in funding under proposal that will see staff move to defined contribution model

The law firm  says proposals to tighten rules governing gifts from parents to their adult children will prove unworkable in their current form.

Law firm believes proposed amendment would have unfair impact

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has been the target of industry lobbying to tone down the measure. Photograph: David Sleator

Proposals to tighten rules in the Finance Bill designed to ‘counter current abuse’

 Michael Noonan: pressure to amend law governing gifts from parents to children. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Provision allowing family ‘digouts’ being abused, says Revenue

Bank of Ireland had the largest cash deficit (€841 million) at the end of 2013. Photo: Bloomberg

Bank of Ireland, Smurfit Kappa, Diageo, CIE and CRH had the largest pension deficits

“The lack of suitable studio space is an issue of great concern for the [film] industry,” said Ardmore Studios chief Siún Ní Raghallaigh. “Studios are essential enablers for the industry to scale.”

Ardmore Studios sees Ireland turning away international projects

Items such as a  contribution to wedding costs, or the care of children by grandparents, could have a tax implication.

Top law firm claims move could leave people forced to return to family home with exposure to tax bill

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