As the apartment your parents are gifting you is currently worth less than they paid for it, that means they have made no capital gain and will not face any bill for capital gains tax on the transaction. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

I am thinking of setting up small investments for each of my three grandchildren. I want to know if any Irish REITs would re-invest any dividends over(...)

Kevin Potts, who said one of the IRFU requirements was that all advisers had to have been involved previously in winning a bid for a global sporting event

The Irish Rugby Football Union has appointed the advisers it hopes will deliver a successful Irish bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023. As Engla(...)

Relief is available for your son’s tuition fees. Photograph: Tobias Kaltenbach/Getty Images/iStockphoto

My query is regarding my son who will be undertaking a one-year postgraduate MSc course in Britain beginning this September. The costs involved will (...)

Diana Copperwhite, whose work ‘Fake New World’  was the most expensive piece sold at this year’s RHA exhibition. Photograph: Frank Miller

Interest in Irish art is increasing, according to figures from the annual exhibition of Dublin’s Royal Hibernian Academy. Sales were up by almost a(...)

Dividend income, under Irish tax law, is simply another form of income

I have recently started investing in the stock market. I own several shares in the FTSE 100 and have a couple of holdings on the Irish Stock Exchange.(...)

Mainstay Medical chief executive  Peter Crosby estimates that there is a potential market for its device of more than two million people in the US and Europe. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish company Mainstay Medical will seek regulatory approval in Europe for its chronic lower back pain device following clinical trial results that co(...)

If the gift is in straight cash, you run the risk of losing your welfare entitlement

I am in receipt of the one-parent family payment. I am in the final year of my master’s studies and I am entitled to payment for a further 12 months o(...)

Accessing your pension funds early to buy a bigger house now would be a very complicated financial calculation to make. Photograph: PA

Is there any mechanism by which I could utilise some of my accumulated pension pot to finance the purchase of a principal private residence. I am mid-(...)

Without FDA approval, no drug or medical device can access what is by some distance the world’s largest market for pharma and medtech. Photograph: Roel Smart/Getty Images/iStockphoto

In what was truly a case of David vs Goliath, Irish pharma minnow Amarin comprehensively saw off the might of the US drug regulator, the Food and Drug(...)

Under the terms of the Countrywide Refurbishment Scheme, the property had to be available for rent for a minimum period of 10 years following the refurbishment in order to qualify for full relief

Having inherited a house in very poor condition I had it refurbished and rented it out, claiming tax relief under the Countrywide Refurbishment Scheme(...)