William Pitt the Younger: introducted of Britain’s first income tax but created the non-domicile regime to allow those with foreign property to shelter it from wartime taxes. Photograph: Edward Gooch/Getty Images

Fiona ReddanIreland’s non-domicile regime stretches back to 1799 when it was introduced by UK prime minister William Pitt the Younger. It was not chan(...)

Labour leader Ed Miliband plans to end the regime that allows those who are resident but not domiciled in the UK to avoid paying tax on their worldwide income. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Ireland could offer itself as a home to some of Britain’s wealthiest residents if a Labour government was elected in the UK and followed through on t(...)

A very weak euro helped Irish pension funds deliver strong returns in March, as quantitative easing saw the euro fall sharply against all major currencies, helping to offset negative equity markets. (Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters)

A very weak euro helped Irish pension funds deliver strong returns in March, as quantitative easing saw the euro fall sharply against all major curre(...)

Things that Irish Life cites as likely to qualify for a higher income are: smoking; high cholesterol; type 2 diabetes; high blood pressure and  those who are overweight or have very low weight

More than six in 10 Irish people could receive an enhanced income in retirement – because ill health and/or poor lifestyle means they are not likely t(...)

Employment across the services sector, including travel and leisure,  continued in March. (Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire)

Ireland’s services sector expanded during March, as companies operating in the sector continue to benefit from a recovering economy. However, the shar(...)

Dentist Dr Michael Crowe, at Ganter Crowe Dental Care, Lower Kimmage Road in Dublin, with Pamela O’Neill and her daughter, Laragh. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

If you saw Channel 4’s latest expose on childhood obesity, Junk Food Kids, you might have been struck by one aspect of it: dental decay. Indeed, in(...)

It’s the ultimate protection. No matter when you die, whether you are 40 or 95, the financial health of your family will be secure thanks to a life in(...)

The European Central Bank may have signalled no move on interest rates at its most recent meeting, but this doesn’t mean that Irish savers are safe fr(...)

Property is unlikely to play as big a role in creating and growing wealth

The numbers joining Ireland’s richest club grew at the slowest rate out of 110 countries in the decade from 2004 – behind growth rates in Spain and P(...)

Living here: Lida Douka, who moved to her employer’s Dublin office.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Konstantinos Kostopoulos moved to Ireland two and a half years ago, in the hope of building a better life for his wife and young son. Kostopoulos and (...)