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The Green Reit transaction will incur an unforeseen tax bill of up to €65m. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Green Reit said on Monday that its planned €1.34 billion takeover by UK property firm Henderson Park is progressing towards a conclusion, after shares(...)

AbbVie faces a €572 million stamp duty bill on the purchase of Botox maker Allergan following budget changes made by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe

Green Reit’s founders Stephen Vernon and Pat Gunne are mightily relieved this weekend that they managed on Monday to spring over the last major hurdle(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said he had instructed officials to “intensely scrutinise” activities by IREFs over the coming year. Photograph: Tom Honan

Overseas funds that bought Irish property following the crash piled as much as 90 per cent debt into their funds to get around rules introduced by th(...)

The planned purchaser of Green Reit, UK property fund Henderson Park, will likely be hit as the Government limits the ability of former real-estate investment trusts to continue to enjoy exemptions on capital gains tax.

The planned €1.34 billion sale of Green Reit is set to the first transaction to be hit by a new 1 per cent stamp duty introduced in the budget that wi(...)

Budget 2020 will come as a ‘profound disappointment’ to farmers, according to the agricultural lobby, which accused the Government of not doing enough to avoid an ‘agricultural armaggedon’.  File photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Budget 2020 will come as a “profound disappointment” to farmers, according to the agricultural lobby, which accused the Government of not doing enough(...)

‘My father-in-law has offered to sell an investment property to my wife and I for €300k.  He paid €200k a number of years ago.’ Photograph: iStock

My father-in-law has offered to sell an investment property to my wife and I for €300k. The current market value for this house is approximately €350k(...)

The rules on capital gains exempt a principal private residence – i.e. your main home – from consideration. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

I purchased an apartment in 2016 and lived in it as my principal private residence for one year. During that year it increased in value by about €50,0(...)

You cannot offset the expenses incurred in the necessary refurbishment work on the property against any capital gains tax bill arising on the sale of your shares.  Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

My sister and I inherited our family home and adjoining shop premises from a parent last year. This property was amalgamated over the years, with busi(...)

Parisians appeared to take the disruption in their stride, resorting massively to online work from home, ride-sharing, cycling and electric scooters. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

Paris saw its most severe transport strike in 12 years on Friday, when the public transport authority RATP observed a “general mobilisation” against P(...)

Is the blame for escalating prices of new homes in Dublin and the commuter counties of Meath, Kildare and Wicklow  down to the greed of developers, the incompetence of Government, or both? Image: iStock

Between the Central Bank’s lending rules, the rising cost of renting and a housing supply playing catch-up, the issue of affordability remains to the (...)

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