The reason most Standard Life shareholders will put 100 per cent of their return of value towards an assessment of liability for capital gains tax is because most received those shares (including the bonus shares) for nothing.    Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Would you advise transferring savings (which come from earnings in Northern Ireland) to euro to take advantage of the current favourable exchange rate(...)

In relation to the Standard Life return of capital, my situation is a bit different to the one you discussed last week. I am entitled to a return of v(...)

 Mairéad McGuinness MEP, who led the campaign for Irish customers of Equitable Life to be included in the UK government compensation scheme.  Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Irish Equitable Life policyholders who have been waiting 15 years for compensation may face a tax bill on the payout agreed by the UK government.Reven(...)

 Pictured (l-r) at the “When Women Thrive, Businesses Thrive” event organised by Mercer are; Martine Ferland, retirement leader for EuroPac at Mercer; Bríd Horan, of the 30% Club; and Mairéad O’Mahony, defined contribution leader at Mercer, Ireland. Photograph:  Conor McCabe Photography.

Two decades of efforts to achieve gender diversity and equality in the workplace has failed to ensure women are fairly represented at most senior leve(...)

The average Standard Life shareholder has around 675 shares and will have a return of capital of around €675, so capital gains tax should not apply for most. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

I am entitled to a return of value (worth around €400) on Standard Life shares and need to elect whether it is taxed as income or capital gains. I wor(...)

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

Biopharma group Alkermes has reported fourth-quarter earnings and revenues that beat expectations. However, it fell to a full-year loss on generally (...)

“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.”

My father has recently entered a nursing home. The weekly payment is €1,200. My father will not qualify for the Nursing Home Support Scheme as he has (...)

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

Opsona Therapeutics, a biopharma company spun out of Trinity College, has embarked on a series of trials to see if its leading therapy could prove ef(...)

TThe CAT Act allows you as a “child” to receive up to €225,000 in total from December 5th, 1991 onwards from both parents without having any liability to capital acquisitions tax

You wrote recently about parents helping out a child buying a home. In relation to working out market rent on a property, you say that even if the ben(...)

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

Drug giant Shire is facing a potential tax bill of up to €480 million as Irish Revenue officials examine the fallout from a collapsed takeover of the (...)