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: Standard Life/PA

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(...)

AIB’s outgoing chief executive David Duffy – white smoke on successor? Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The  Irish Times

As the corporate results season gets into full swing, the spotlight this week will be on AIB with the lender due to publish its 2014 annual results on(...)

Shane Fitzgerald (22), Newmarket, Co Cork is charged with dangerous driving causing the death of Paudie O’Leary (42) on July 1st, 2012. Photograph: Domnick Walsh.

The body of a long-distance cyclist who had gone on out early in July 2012 to train for the annual Ring of Kerry charity cycle was found six hours lat(...)

Assistant Data Proctection Commissioner Tony Delaney  leaving the Four Courts  after a District Court appearance. Photograph: Courts Collins

A Dublin property management firm has been fined €1,000 for sending an unsolicited marketing text message offering a free cleaning service.MTS Propert(...)

AIB  has become the bank the eighth sponsor of the GAA’s All-Ireland football championship. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The commercial deal between AIB and the GAA, which was unveiled at Croke Park yesterday, makes the bank the eighth sponsor of the All-Ireland footbal(...)

The Rivermall Building at Main Street, Swords, which is producing a rent roll of €226,900

A shopping mall in Swords, Co Dublin, recently sold as part of a loan portfolio, is back on the market in the expectation that it will be much sought(...)

Smart move? An iPhone user was charged for Vodafone Live updates she didn’t want. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty

A reader called Amanda contacted us on behalf of her mother, who is 73. Last year her mother received a cold call from Vodafone, asking if she woul(...)

 Vodafone Ireland added 8,000 fixed customers during the quarter ended December 31st 2014. Photo: PA Wire

Vodafone Ireland added 8,000 fixed customers during the quarter ended December 31st 2014, bringing the total number of fixed customers to 275,500.This(...)

SaleSense International in the Finnabair industrial estate in Dundalk is to announce up to 100 new jobs for the northeast. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

Sales and customer service specialists SalesSense International will create more than 100 jobs in an expansion that will see it open a new facility in(...)

 Li Ka-shing: a week before his interest in O2 was revealed, his Hutchison Whampoa conglomerate added to its portfolio of UK holdings with a £2.5 billion takeover of Eversholt Rail.  Photograph: Alex Hofford/EPA

If Li Ka-shing pulls off his £10-billion-plus bid for Britain’s largest mobile phone operator, O2, it will be the legendary Hong Kong investor’s bigge(...)