There is provision for tax relief on the costs of homecare but the key thing is who is paying it

My mum has dementia but luckily is still living at home. She has a combination of home help hours funded through the HSE, time spent with her by mysel(...)

 Entrance hall of Russborough House. The foundation reports that it made just €187,678 on admissions to the house and maze last year

Losses at Russborough House last year came to almost €395,000, according to figures just filed by the Alfred Beit Foundation at Companies House. The (...)

The Galantas gold mine in Omagh, Co Tyrone. The company said the planning consent would permit the expansion of its gold mining operations on the site and is expected to create hundreds of jobs locally

Canadian gold miner Galantas has secured planning permission to develop an underground operation at its Omagh prospect in Co Tyrone. The company said (...)

 The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) raised €750 million in a bond auction today.

The State sold €750 million of debt yesterday but paid a premium over a similar auction earlier in the year amid increased bond-market volatility. Th(...)

PTSB shares:  trading on a lesser market on the Irish Stock Exchange. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

With the refloating of PTSB, is this an opportunity to get some value from our old PTSB shares? I believe they are currently worth 6 cent approximatel(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: as An Post is a commercial semi-state business, Mr Noonan might yet have difficulty explaining to Standard Life shareholders why he will not act to mitigate inadvertent personal losses that may well be attributable to problems with a public service. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As an exercise in goodwill, the Standard Life €1 a share payout has fallen particularly flat for Irish shareholders, many of whom now face a significa(...)

The indirect Brainstem Activity Monitor developed by Prof John Sheridan and Dr James Ryle, makes no direct contact with the eye, is portable and can deliver a fast, reliable result.

A team of engineers in UCD has won an award for the commercial potential of a device that allows medics to monitor brainstem activity or alertness by(...)

In a letter to almost 5,300 shareholders, the listed group says it is now effectively up to them to do battle with the Irish Revenue. Photograph: Standard Life/PA

British insurer Standard Life says it can do no more to help more than 5,000 Irish investors left with a tax bill after a postal blunder undermined (...)

Perrigo chief executive and chairman Joe Papa.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Perrigo, the Irish specialist in over the counter drugs, has agreed to buy a portfolio of products from GlaxoSmithKline. GSK’s consumer healthcare div(...)

The bottom line, for you, is that gifting your son the €1,000 should not impact his eligibility for Jobseeker’s allowance. As it is below the €3,000 annual small gift threshold, it will also have no impact on his ability to inherit from you down the line without paying tax

How much savings can a person have before the dole payments are reduced? We would like to give each of our three children €1,000 but one is on the dol(...)