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Verizon: you are entitled to offset any loss from selling your shares against any capital gains that arise this year or in the future before you incur any capital gains tax bill. Photograph: Mel Evans/AP

I confused the Verizon deadlines. Any chance they’re going to go again or do I just take my beating and trade the disposal at normal rates before Tues(...)

While one might expect shares trading in London to do so in sterling, Verizon trades on the London exchange in dollars. Photograph: Reuters/Dado Ruvic

We posted the Verizon forms for the low-cost sale of our shares on the same day. The receipts that came back to us showed that all the transactions we(...)

The most recent update says that about 14,600 people who held between one and 10 shares in Verizon have  now sold out.  Photograph: Sean Gardner/Reuters

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 William C. Campbell:  won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine. Photograph:  EPA/CJ GUNTHER

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Would it be advisable to pay off my mortgage with money built up in my pension pot?  Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

I am 47 years old and have already built up a considerable DC pension pot of around €830,000, fully invested in equities, of which 73 per cent is by w(...)

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In my mother’s will she requested that her estate be divided equally among her children. The will specified two bank accounts in which her assets w(...)

Members of the Army’s bomb disposal unit at the location where suspected explosive device was found at Shaw St in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A security operation in Dublin’s south inner city involving the Army’s bomb disposal unit has come to an end. It followed the discovery of a suspect (...)

Marriage-equality supporters  at Dublin Castle.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

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