Willie Walsh, CEO of IAG, which is on the cusp of finalising its bid for Aer Lingus

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

Quite like the Standard Life situation, those shareholders who received their money from Equitable Life as a lump sum will have it treated as capital and, following the Revenue’s determination, free from tax

Has the matter of liability to tax on payments at Equitable Life been settled? Mr G.R., email It has and we reported on it back in March when the Iris(...)

Our reader wrote to UPC in January, cancelling the service. ‘I also cancelled the direct debit. I have since been billed for two months’ service,’ he says

Sam Glendenning had ongoing problems with his UPC television service, which the company’s technicians tried and failed to rectify on a number of oc(...)

Standard Life: has been in touch with the  Revenue on several occasions about the fallout from the “delays in the post” issue.   Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

I was one of the unlucky ones who received my Standard Life dividend as income having requested it as capital. Now I have genuinely lost my cheque! Wh(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: He held out some hope that he might revisit the Standard Life shareholder issue.

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said he does not intend to grant relief to Irish shareholders in Standard Life, many of whom are facing subst(...)

Standard Life sought answers from the postal service after 4,000 letters from Irish shareholders arrived, largely in one batch, weeks after the deadline.

Britain’s Royal Mail has admitted that several thousand Irish shareholders have been landed with tax bills as a result of problems with the postal ser(...)

Standard Life: The UK-listed insurer has been returning money to shareholders after selling its business in Canada for £2.2 billion last September. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Lost in the post

Readers of The Irish Times business section in recent weeks will be familiar with the curious case of the 5,300 letters from Irish-based Standard Life(...)

My husband and I are affected by Standard Life chaos. Our letters were posted March 3rd (15 days before deadline). We were assured by our local post o(...)

Two large batches of mail from Irish shareholders have now been found rather than a steady stream of delayed letters. That points either to a problem with misdirection within the postal system or a failure somewhere along the line to process the letters in the manner expected.

Another 1,300 letters from Irish shareholders in Standard Life have been discovered weeks after a shareholder payout to which they related was conclu(...)

Standard Life makes the point that Irish taxpayers who fall within the standard rate of income tax and whose payment will exceed the annual capital gains tax allowance would be better advised to select the default income option in this case.    Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Irrespective of postal delays or whatever other reasons give rise to various similar situations, it seems to me that the Standard Life payment is a ca(...)