Air travel and Covid tests, tobacco price rises, and tax implications of a raffle win

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Passengers prevented from entering the Republic because they have not got the correct Covid test results have potential grounds for legal action against the State, lawyers say. Barry O'Halloran reports.

Tax income from cigarettes and tobacco had remained steady no matter how often the price increased in the budget, according to Department of Finance records. Ken Foxe has read them documents.

French giant Alstom will provide Iarnród Éireann with a new Dart fleet, beginning with a €318 million deal for 95 carriages, in what is a record contract for the State rail company. Barry O'Halloran has the details.

The Department of Communications has asked legal firm William Fry and accounting firm EY to examine the claims made in recent media reports in relation to the funding, ownership and control of National Broadband Ireland, the company set up to deliver the €2.9 billion national broadband project. Eoin Burke-Kennedy reports.


What are the tax implications if your raffle number comes up? Fiona Reddan explains in our weekly personal finance feature.

In Q&A, a reader wonders about the tax implications of funding their adult son as he returns to college. Dominic Coyle offers some guidance.

Gender equality in the boardroom would be better achieved if there was more of a focus on promoting women to senior executive positions, writes Cantillon.

In her media and marketing column, Laura Slattery examines the parallels between the hit TV show Succession and the real-life drama involving Rupert Murdoch and his family.

In Me & My Money, Erin McGregor, social media influencer and entrepreneur, explains how bedclothes, pyjamas and housecoats are her "guilty pleasure".

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Ciarán Hancock

Ciarán Hancock

Ciarán Hancock is Business Editor of The Irish Times