Medtroni’s Omar Ishrak: Ireland will inevitably be a higher-profile part of the group by virtue of its domicile in the country. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Ireland can expect further investment in the longer term under the merged Medtronic/Covidien medical device group, chairman and chief executive Omar I(...)

Omar Ishrak, chief executive officer of Medtronic. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Medical device group Medtronic becomes Ireland’s largest company when it starts trading on the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday.Following Medtronic Inc(...)

In relation to rent, it would be your responsibility to research rents in the area for the type of accommodation you are providing and to use this figure in working out what, if any, benefit your child and partner receive by virtue of their reduced rent

In your comments on the new rules regarding gifts being subject to Capital Acquisitions Tax, you mention that providing a child with a house for free (...)

Indian business leaders are the most confident, with 62 per cent expecting their companies to grow this year. Photograph: Reuters/Carlos Barria

Business leaders are increasingly pessimistic about the outlook for global economic growth this year.The number of chief executives expecting a decli(...)

From  October 16th, 2013, relief on any health policy taken out or renewed was limited to 20 per cent of the first €1,000 of a premium for an adult and €500 for a child

I have a 23-year-old son who is studying for a PhD. He is in receipt of a Science Foundation stipend. We are paying his annual health insurance and I (...)

 Aer Lingus: Back in 2006, Aer Lingus floated at €2.20. It immediately jumped to €2.40 and actually managed to trade as high as €3.27 in March 2007.   Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

I may want to sell some Aer Lingus shares that I have had for a long time. How do I do that?Mr DC, email Aer Lingus is certainly in the news right now(...)

Fountain Healthcare founders (from left) Dr Ena Prosser, Justin Lynch, Dr Manus Rogan and Aidan King. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Venture capital group Fountain Healthcare has raised €85 million in a second fund to drive investment in Europe’s life sciences sector.Ireland’s large(...)

Dominic CoyleShareholders in Irish-headquartered medical device business Covidien have overwhelmingly approved the proposed $48 billion acquisition of(...)

I have been informed Standard Life share dividends may, as an option, be received as a share reinvestment transaction rather than as a cash dividend. (...)

Small Firms Association director Patricia Callan says “small firms have now moved from survival mode, to focusing on how they can grow their market share”.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Two-thirds of small firms are optimistic of growing this year, with just 6 per cent reporting continuing retrenchment in their business, according t(...)