Minister of State at the Department of Social Protection  Kevin Humphreys. Mr Humphreys said he was ‘quite concerned’ over an advertisment by the Irish Postmasters Union that included a request for personal public service (PPS) numbers.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Irish Postmasters Union (IPU) has been warned by the Department of Social Protection that it may have broken social welfare legislation.The union (...)

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(...)

Mr Mueller took over as chief executive of south-east Asian carrier, Malaysia Airlines, last week Photograph: Bloomberg

Former Aer Lingus chief executive, Christoph Mueller, is stepping down from the chairmanship of the State’s postal company, An Post. Mr Mueller took o(...)

Google regains top spot from Volkswagen in this year’s rankings. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Google has been named as the most reputable and trustworthy organisation in Ireland by the latest RepTrak study of corporate reputations.The report, c(...)

The 2.3-acre An Post sorting office at Cardiff Lane in the south Dublin docks area.

Another redevelopment opportunity in Dublin’s south docklands is on the cards following a decision by An Post to sell its 2.3-acre sorting office at(...)

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(...)

An Post has bounced back into the black with an operating profit of €5.9 million last year, compared to an operating loss of €11.4 million in 2013.

An Post has bounced back into the black with an operating profit of €5.9 million last year, compared to an operating loss of €11.4 million in 2013.Gro(...)