First-time buyers looking to save a deposit to secure their first home can now claim back tax paid on their savings to help them on their way, thanks (...)

Breege O’Donoghue, outside Penneys, Mary Street, Dublin. ‘I couldn’t contemplate retiring. I love what I’m doing and I’m in love with Primark.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Where might most of us be when we are about to turn 71? Playing golf, perhaps, if we’re lucky enough to still have good health. Or maybe enjoying time(...)

Liam Heslin, Thomas Reilly, Kevin C Olohan , and John Cronin of an ANU production currently running at Collins Barracks which tells the story of the 7th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, pictured at the launch by An Post of two new stamps, at Collins Barracks. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins.

An Post have launched two commemorative stamps to mark the 100th anniversary of the ill-fated Gallipoli landings.Of the 15,000 Irishmen who fought for(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White: Signalled intention to introduce previously mooted law allowing An Post to access customer data held by commercial television operators such as Sky and UPC

The Government will not replace the television licence fee with a household-based broadcasting charge until it has “built public understanding and sup(...)

Counsel for the State, Stephen Coughlan BL, said it will be alleged that Brendan  Mahoney sent a pig’s head to the home of Garda Paul Heaslip, who was living in the Percy French estate in Kilkee at the time. File photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A man has pleaded not guilty to sending a pig’s head to the home of a garda in Co Clare.At Ennis Circuit Court, Brendan Mahoney (47), of Cabra Park, D(...)

Standard Life  has undertaken  to write to all of the 4,000 or so shareholders involved and to contact the Revenue Commissioners to explain the background to the confusion

I sent both my wife’s and my own Standard Life payment election form – electing for the capital option – in their supplied “no stamp required” envelop(...)

 Anne Fennell pictured leaving Dublin District Court on Monday. Photograph:  Collins

A 57-year-old Dublin woman is to stand trial accused of a litany of obscene phone calls to Áras an Uachtaráin and the Dáil. Anne Fennell of Monastery (...)

When a large number of Vodafone shareholders similarly failed to have their preference to receive a windfall payment as capital last year, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan made a special provision in his 2015 budget to ensure they would not face a tax bill. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland’s tax authorities say they have no choice but to require 4,000 Standard Life shareholders to pay up to €1.3 million of their recent €2.7 milli(...)

Standard Life has about 60,000 shareholders in Ireland, with the average Irish holding being 675 shares. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Four thousand Irish shareholders in Standard Life have been left with a tax bill because letters got lost in the mail.The UK-listed insurer has been (...)

 Irish cyclist Sam Bennett. EPA/CARLOS BARBA

Sam Bennett’s road to recovery from a bad crash in Wednesday’s Scheldeprijs race is moving smoother than first expected, with the concerning images o(...)