JLL says 95 per cent of investment transactions in Q1 were for Dublin assets while 93 per cent of total volumes were for offices with retail at 4 per cent and mixed-use at 2 per cent. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

New research from agent JLL suggests the Irish property investment market got off to a solid start this year with almost €1 billion transacted in Q1, (...)

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(...)

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(...)

Standard Life reported a 19 per cent increase in full-year profit, beating analysts’ estimates.

Standard Life Ireland recorded another strong year of growth, with assets under management increasing from €6.9 billion to €8 billion over 2014. Sales(...)

The European Central Bank’s “quantitative easing” policy means historically low borrowing costs. (Photographer: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg)

Falls in European interest rates into negative territory could profoundly affect the workings of the financial system and there is little chance of b(...)

3 and 5 Custom House Plaza in Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre: the two investments form part of a complex of six buildings.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

Standard Life has re-entered the Dublin office investment market with the purchase of two buildings at 3 and 5 Custom House Plaza in Dublin’s Interna(...)

British Airways and Spanish carriers Iberia and Vueling  are operated by International Consolidated Airlines Group  (IAG). Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Led by Irishman and former Aer Lingus chief executive Willie Walsh, International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) is the parent of British Airways (...)

After 14 consecutive quarterly declines in clothing, footwear and homeware sales, time could be running out for the man tasked with finding a solution - Dutchman Marc Bolland. (Photograph: EPA/ANDY RAIN)

For generations, British children went to school in Marks & Spencer’s (MKS.L) clothes, teenagers turned to it for first interview suits and shopp(...)

David Duffy is to step down as CEO of AIB to pursue a career opportunity overseas.(Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times)

David Duffy is to step down from his role as chief executive officer and executive director of state-owned AIB to join the Glasgow based Clydesdale Ba(...)