Karen Clince CEO of Tigers Childcare at  the company’s  facility in Leopardstown. They have  12 such centres in the greater Dublin area, and one in the UK. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Karen Clince started Tigers Childcare 18 years ago and has seen it grow into one of the State’s largest childcare providers

Moves to reform the global tax system will be “re-energised” under Joe Biden, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said.

Business Today: the best news, analysis and comment from The Irish Times business desk

More than 400,000 PAYE workers face tax bills on Friday for payments they received under Covid wage subsidy schemes.

Revenue issues end of year statements to all PAYE employees

Moderna started shipping doses of its vaccine in Europe on Monday. Photograph: Joseph Prezioso / AFP

AstraZeneca seeks green light while Chinese vaccine disappoints in trial

Everything my father worked for all his life has been left to the others and not even a photo have I received. Photograph: Getty Images

Q&A: Dominic Coyle answers your personal finance questions

Pharma giant Pfizer has begun offering its own staff access to the Covid-19 vaccine the company developed with German company BioNTech. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq

Pfizer vaccinating its ‘site-essential’ staff across EU

Consumers returned to the shops in December, figures show.

Business Today: the best news, analysis and comment from The Irish Times business desk

Incentives for homebuyers in Ireland these days are aimed at first-time buyers. Photograph: Frank Miller

Q&A: Dominic Coyle answers your personal finance questions

Vials of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. Photograph: Sebastien BozonAFP via Getty Images

Trading bloc now accounts for half of all agreed supplies of Pfizer vaccine

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved a second Covid-19 vaccine, from US group Moderna, for use in EU states, including Ireland. Photograph:  Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images

Ireland in line for initial supply of 880,000 doses of Moderna vaccine

The first rule of balancing your personal books is that you use any resources that come your way to pay off debt before investing in savings. Photograph: iStock

Q&A: Dominic Coyle answers your personal finance questions

If Aer Lingus sees customer service as one of its unique selling points over rivals – as it has done until now – it has a lot of lost ground to make up. Photograph:  Cathal McNaughton/ Reuters

Passengers still waiting in the dark for months on vouchers and refunds

Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Q&A: Dominic Coyle answers your personal finance questions

When it comes to money, to inheritance and to family assets, informal is a recipe for disaster and has the potential to prove very expensive if matters end up in court as such things are wont to do. Photograph: iStock

Q&A: Informal agreements can lead to long-term discord

Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine has received the backing of an expert panel of advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorisation.

Regulator set to approve Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine within days

The Government debated legislation to ensure  the state pension age remains at 66 until the  Pensions Commission concludes. Photograph: iStock

Argument over state pension age avoid bigger threat to retirement income

US drug giant MSD has announced plans to create 240 jobs as it extends a biologics plant it acquired in Dunboyne, Co Meath earlier this year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Pharma giant to build research centre next to biologic medicines plant acquired this year

Joe Wiley, chief executive of Amryt Pharma, which has raised €33 million in a share placing

Placing of shares comes ahead of submission to regulators for approval of drug for rare condition

A new report says it will likely be the end of 2023 before housing supply meets demand as a result of the disruption caused in the construction sector by the pandemic. Photograph: iStock

Business Today: the best news, analysis and comment from The Irish Times business desk

There are rules about giving money to family members. And the impact is different obviously, depending on whether it is a loan or a gift. Photograph: iStock

Q&A: I’m really worried I’ve to pay a heavy tax on the loan from my brother in the US

The Covid-19 pandemic has increased the risk that people will not be able to save enough for their retirement, according to a new OECD study.

Reports warns against allowing early access to retirement savings

One key element of the capital gains tax code is that any CGT dies with the owner. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

Q&A: Will our kids have to pay CGT if they sell it after we die?

European regulators have been operating rolling reviews of various late stage vaccine candidates as part of an effort to fast-track approval for effective vaccines

Q&A: Britain rushes to start Covid vaccination campaign

Banks will be allowed offer payment breaks to business and individual customers again. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Irish banks decline to avail of relaxed European Banking Authority rules for customers

The EU is using Ireland’s experience during the financial crash to  shape  its Covid economic policy, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said. Photograph: iStock.

Business Today: the best news, analysis and comment from The Irish Times business desk

Mairéad McCaul

McCaul will also become head of the pharma giant’s country leadership team

Profits were up at the Irish arm of LinkedIn last year.

Business Today: the best news, analysis and comment from The Irish Times business desk

There is no way the Central Bank will approve any withdrawal by the bank from the Irish market or sale of its assets here without ensuring the tracker mortgage issue is concluded. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Q&A: Dominic Coyle answers your personal finance questions

Drinkers at a Cork pub, following the re-opening of ‘wet pubs’ outside Dublin in September. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Seen & Heard: Publican ‘beaten to a pulp’; CRH repays Covid supports; commercial property fears

Online shopping can lead to surprise additional tax charges before Revenue will release your goods. File photograph: Getty

Revenue levied about €68m in tax on gifts last year after intercepting goods at postal sorting depots

 Financial wellbeing: the priority for any person or couple must be to provide for themselves: Photograph: Getty

Q&A: Dominic Coyle answers your personal finance questions

The survey of 1,000 adults found that only 28% at the early stages of their career (aged between 25 and 34) believed they would primarily be dependent on the State pension in retirement. File photograph: Getty

Only one in four workers accurate in how much needed to save for €200 weekly pension

In Ireland you are allowed deduct expenses involved in the sale of the property from any gain before considering tax. Photograph: iStock

If you transfer the money to an Irish account, it may be subject to capital gains tax

The financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on healthcare providers is a factor in the rising cost of  premiums worldwide

Extra Covid costs and impact of delayed procedures will push insurance costs higher

Norwegian Air’s key Irish subsidiaries sought High Court protection from creditors in the latest bid to rescue the troubled Scandinavian airline group. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images

Business Today: the best news, analysis and comment from The Irish Times business desk

It might be worth your while securing specialist advice from a tax adviser familiar  with the Canadian tax code. Photograph: iStock

Q&A: Dominic Coyle answers your personal finance questions

EBS refused my application as I work for an airline and that’s high risk – even though we have not been subject to any reduction in pay. Photograph: Getty Images

Q&A: Dominic Coyle answers your personal finance questions

You will also need to make sure everything is in writing and that you have full receipts for the enhancement works. Photograph: Getty

An attic extension will qualify as enhancement expenditure, but a paint job will not

Sites at Cherrywood and Northern Crossmark €13m investment by group and will create 50 jobs

The Irish Tax Institute has called on Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe to withdraw the measure which, it noted, was introduced without consultation. File photograph: The Irish Times

Finance Bill proposes to absolve Revenue of obligation to pay interest on disputed tax bills

Chanelle founder and chief executive Michael Burke will continue to lead the company’s R&D strategy. Photograph: Michael Dillon

Founder and current CEO Michael Burke to move to post of executive chairman

Photograph: iStock

Business Today: the best news, analysis and comment from The Irish Times business desk

Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys, who has secured Cabinet approval for the new Pensions Commission

Former Revenue chairwoman Josephine Feehily will head review on state pension age and related issues

Aidan King, Dr Manus Rogan and Dr Ena Prosser of Fountain Healthcare Partners.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Group eyeing up to 10 investments, mostly in therapeutics and medical device sectors

Failure to charge you would mean the tax authorities getting no charge on profits you made in the fund, and that was never going to happen

Alas there is no escape from exit tax on drawing down funds from such investments

Pharma giant Pfizer has announced a €300 million investment in Ireland which will see jobs added at three of its plants here. Photograph:  Dominick Reuter/AFP via Getty Images

Ringaskiddy plant will manufacture early-stage drugs for clinical trials

Prices in Dublin hotels and holiday accommodation have fallen by 25 per cent as a result of the pandemic

Business Today: the best news, analysis and comment from The Irish Times business desk

Solvotrin chief executive Pat O’Flynn (centre) with chief operating officer  Ronan McClafferty (left) and  George Walsh, chief financial officer

Latest fundraising values Cork-based healthcare group at €45m

Aer Lingus is talking to UK government officials about operating direct flights from England to the United States. Photograph: Tom Honan

Seen & Heard: Playing the planning system; and Aer Lingus plans UK-US flights

The data on the platform can also help with infectious diseases, autoimmune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis and  cardiovascular disease. Photograph: iStock

Belfast-based company aims to reduce the time it takes for a patient to secure the optimal treatment for his or her condition

PTSB is unlikely to end up buying Ulster Bank

Business Today: the best news, analysis and comment from The Irish Times business desk

Yoga and Pilates studio owner Colm Walsh: ‘I’ll have to get another job, even though I still have to run a business which paid over €100,000 in income tax and VAT last year’

‘We will be left with no option but to lay off the majority of our workforce’

Neuromod chief executive Ross O’Neill (right) with Manus  Rogan, managing partner at Fountain Healthcare Partners. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fundraising to push commercialisation and advance entry to US market oversubscirbed

Chis Nowers, who has been appointed chief executive of ONK Therapeutics.

Galway company is developing enhanced natural killer cells to target cancers

Shopping is not a hotbed of Covid infection, new figures show. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Business Today: the best news, analysis and comment from The Irish Times business desk

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe at a press conference in Government Buildings on Tuesday. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

Q&A session also covered new student payment plan and tax debt warehousing for landlords

The Minister has  extended a measure that he put in place in the 2017 Finance Act to encourage the consolidation of smaller farms

Minister also increases payment for ‘flat rate’ farmers

The last government announced plans to increase the age of retirement to 67 next year and 68 in 2028, but it became a major issue during the general election campa.

Budget 2021: Pensions Commission will be established and would consider eventual report ‘in due course’

A Dublin company chasing a cure for one of the most common forms of leukaemia has raised €30 million.

Key players in Dublin-based start-up were involved in successful Inflazome venture

Paul Reid of Pfizer is taking over as head of industry body Ipha. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

State’s lack of a clear budget structure for medicines is a frustration for Big Pharma

Help to Buy has been one of the very few incentives available to homebuyers over the last few years. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Q&A: Dominic Coyle answers your personal finance questions

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: has said liability will be spread over four years, starting in 2022. It will most likely be paid by way of a reduction in tax credits, reducing take-home pay. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Hundreds of thousands of workers have extra tax liability despite lower take-home pay

The easiest solution could be to contact your solicitor for a copy of your loan offer.

Q&A: Dominic Coyle answers your personal finance questions

Siobhán Molloy, the Irish boss of public relations group Weber Shandwick, has bought the business out of the ownership of multinational communications group Interpublic

Siobhán Molloy will retain links with global Weber Shandwick network despite buyout

A measure in the July stimulus package provided that companies could warehouse Covid tax debt, deferring payment until their businesses reopened and then availing of reduced interest rates. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Companies now have to end of October to agree 3% interest rate on non-Covid tax debt

Business Today: the best news, analysis and comment from The Irish Times business desk

Prof Matt Cooper: ‘If you want to get a drug to patients with these really sad diseases that affect us all eventually, or our families, the more shots on goal there are, whether it be Inflazome or someone else.’

Inflazome, company he founded with Luke O’Neill, sold to Roche for an initial €380m

The health service could save up to €1 billion in its medicines budget over the next five years, according to the group representing the sector. Photograph: Getty

Industry group for generics and biosimilars says drug costs a ‘millstone’ for HSE funding

Under the winter plan, to be published today, the HSE will also employ hundreds of extra staff and seek to ensure 1.5 million people receive the flu vaccine in the weeks ahead. File photograph:  Caroline Blumberg/EPA

Officials warn Covid infections across country ‘a week or two’ behind Dublin

Photograph: iStock

Q&A: Dominic Coyle answers your personal finance questions

Inflazome chairman Dr Manus Rogan, co-founders Dr Matt Cooper and Prof Luke O’Neill, and Dr Jeremy Skillington, vice-president, business development, photographed in 2016. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Company developing medicines for chronic inflammatory diseases such as Alzheimer’s

Last week’s query on Aer Lingus passenger refunds has sparked a wave of emails from readers. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Q&A: Dominic Coyle answers your personal finance questions

Blistering caused by epidermolysis bullosa (EB). Irish company Amryt  has developing a drug for the rare medical condition. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Irish specialist in rare diseases says successful drug could tap $1bn market

There has been a  growing chasm between the home-owning ambitions of a generation and affordability over the past decade. Photograph: iStock

Business Today: the best news, analysis and comment from The Irish Times business desk

Barry Kennedy: “We’re an organisation that’s playing a critical function in the translation of all these changes that are coming. They are coming fast and furious.”

Interview: Barry Kennedy of the Irish Manufacturing Research Centre

There is some annoyance at Google’s failure to be more forthcoming in its  reasons for pulling out of the Sorting Office deal. Photograph: Peter Muhly

Tech firms committed to ongoing office plans amid tight supply of high-quality space

Ryanair DAC chief executive Eddie Wilson says Government “mismanagement” has exacerbated damage to its operations. Photograph: Getty Images

Airline blames Government travel restrictions for damaging its operations

The airline statement said: “Aer Lingus customers with bookings that have been impacted by a schedule change of over two hours, are entitled to a full refund.” Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Q&A: Dominic Coyle answers your personal finance questions

The biggest share sale so far this year has been the €900 million placing by Paddy Power owner Flutter Entertainment.

Business Today: the best news, analysis and comment from The Irish Times business desk

Photograph: iStock

Business Today: the best news, analysis and comment from The Irish Times business desk

Fair Deal is a system of financial support put in place to help cover the cost of private nursing home care in a State where there is very limited public nursing home provision.

Q&A: Dominic Coyle answers your personal finance questions

Liability to tax on gifts and inheritances under the Capital Acquisitions Tax regime is a point-in-time operation.

Q&A: Dominic Coyle answers your personal finance questions

The coronavirus lockdown has brought to a head family disharmony in many homes. Photograph: iStock

My big concern is the property market in Kildare looks like it will collapse any day

Business Today: the best news, analysis and comment from The Irish Times business desk

Up to 270 million more people will go hungry in 2020 because of disruptions to harvests and supply chains, Christian Aid warns.

Christian Aid calls for wealth tax to aid developing nations combat pandemic

More articles