Standard Life  has undertaken  to write to all of the 4,000 or so shareholders involved and to contact the Revenue Commissioners to explain the background to the confusion

I sent both my wife’s and my own Standard Life payment election form – electing for the capital option – in their supplied “no stamp required” envelop(...)

When a large number of Vodafone shareholders similarly failed to have their preference to receive a windfall payment as capital last year, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan made a special provision in his 2015 budget to ensure they would not face a tax bill. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland’s tax authorities say they have no choice but to require 4,000 Standard Life shareholders to pay up to €1.3 million of their recent €2.7 milli(...)

Standard Life has about 60,000 shareholders in Ireland, with the average Irish holding being 675 shares. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Four thousand Irish shareholders in Standard Life have been left with a tax bill because letters got lost in the mail.The UK-listed insurer has been (...)

Mats Forsgren: one of  the brains behind Clindox, a software start-up specialising in applications for the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors

Mats Forsgren and Tom Beaufoy are the brains behind Clindox, a software start-up specialising in applications for the pharmaceutical and medical devi(...)

Irish-Swiss food group Aryzta was the star performer, rising €2.11 or 3.3 per cent to €65.36, following positive first-quarter results earlier in the week. Photograph:Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

European shares rose again despite surveys that showed the euro zone economy may face another contraction. Investors looked to a European Centr(...)

Royal Mail, which remains Britain’s dominant postal company said the amount of UK parcels delivered grew by 2 per cent over the last six months

Online retail giant Amazon’s own delivery service will more than halve the growth potential for Royal Mail’s parcels business, the former state-owned (...)

High life expectancy and equal access to third-level education contributed to Ireland’s strong performance  in the World Economic Forum gender gap survey. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Are you bored with women complaining about gender inequality?Surely these days women can “look the business” in their sharp suits and high heels. They(...)

Ryanair, one of the weightiest stocks on the Iseq, contributed to yesterday’s decline by falling 2.37 per cent to close at €6.82. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The Iseq’s bad run continued yesterday. The index fell by 1 per cent on international economic concerns, its worst three-day run since July 2012.Europ(...)

Manorcunningham Post Office

A man who was part of a gang who allegedly terrified a post mistress during an armed robbery in Co Donegal has apologised to the woman.Noel Lavy was o(...)

Gardaí stopped a van at Killea village and arrested three men.

Three men are to appear in court tomorrow charged in connection with a post office robbery in Co Donegal. The three men were arrested yesterday(...)